A Sicilian archbishop headed to Aberdeen to conduct the first investiture for many years of new postulants for admittance to the Order of the Holy Trinity. His Eminence Lorenzo Casati, Orthodox Archbishop of Palermo, Grand Master of the Order, inducted nine new knights and dames at a colourful ceremony in Trinity Hall, Aberdeen.
The international Order flourishes in several countries from USA to Germany, and Ireland to Italy. The order had become moribund in Scotland until retired police inspector Albert Thomson became involved. Through him, an organisational structure – a “priory” – has been established.
The installation of new members was held during a memorably colourful service led by the archbishop in the great hall of Trinity Hall. Each new member came forward individually, the ladies to receive a blessing and the men to be knighted by Archbishop Lorenzo.
Said Mr Thomson: “The Order is ecumenical and open to all. The newly re-established Priory is already active, and we already have in place a fundraising programme for deserving causes”.