From September 18-20th 2014, the Priory of Macedonia (FYROM) hosted its second Investiture in the City of Ohrid. The event was attended by several guests from Europe, all of Macedonian (FYROM) members, members of the Lazarus Humanitarian NGO in Macedonia (FYROM) and other visitors. The Priory had organized a Church Service at Macedonian Orthodox Church – St. Nikola Gerakomija. The Vigil service and Investiture were held at the at Roman Catholic Church – Ss. Cyril and Methodius & St. Benedict and were led by H.E. the Chev. drs. Ronald H.M.Hendriks, Grand Commander of the Order, H.E. the Chev. Klaus-Peter Pokolm, Grand Prior of the Humanitarian Grand Priory Europe, Chev. Prof. Dr. Lazar Lazarov, Prior of the Priory , Chev. Prof. Dr. Ilija Dzonov, Deputy Prior of the Priory, H.E. Monsgr. Dr. L. Schlegel, General Chaplain of the Humanitarian Grand Priory Europe, the Roman-Catholic Bishops H.E. Monsgr. Kiril Stojanov and Monsgr. A. Cirimotic.
Chev. Gjoko Dinev, Chancellor of the Priory and Chev. Vase Pandev, General Secretary of the Priory acted as marshals at the procession. During the Investiture, three new postulants were installed and five members were promoted to higher ranks. All guests were also invited to a reception at the Seat of the Macedonian (FYROM) Orthodox Church / Archdiocese of Ohrid by H.E. Metropolitan Timothy of Debar, Kičevo, and Plaošnik.
The Gala Dinner was held at the hotel Bellevue and was attended by H.E. Monsgr. Kiril Stojanov and representatives of the Macedonian (FYROM) Orthodox Church. The whole event had the support of the Mayor of Ohrid who also organized a guided tour to the most important churches and places in the old city of Ohrid.
Irena Rajchinovska Pandeva, CLJ
PR-Officer of the Priory of Macedonia (FYROM)