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RAVENNA – PIEVE DI SAN PIETRO IN SILVIS

1 OCTOBER 2022, CELEBRATION OF THE 450th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ORDER OF SAINTS MAURITIUS AND LAZARUS

The Vicariate for the Province of Ravenna, on the impetus of the Deputy, Grand Uff. Avv. Claudio Angeli, in agreement with the Delegate for Emilia-Romagna, Grand Uff. Gen. C.A. Antonio De Vita, promoted a ceremony for the celebration of the 450th Anniversary of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus, which was held on 1 October 2022.

The day began with the presentation of two reports to the participants, the first by the Deputy, Avv. Claudio Angeli, titled “The Origins of Chivalry – Legend and History up to the Establishment of the Hierosolomitan Orders”, and the second by Cav. di Gran Croce Paolo Arfilli titled “The Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus – 450 Years of History”.

A Holy Mass with a cortege and an introductory procession was then celebrated at the ancient Pieve di San Pietro in Silvis, in Bagnacavallo.

The Holy Mass was celebrated by Don Tiziano Zoli, Commander of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre.

The day ended with a dinner, during which a brief ceremony was held to present war honours in memory of several combatants and veterans of the Second World War.

The celebration was attended by Knights of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus, Knights of the Order of Merit and Guards of Honour to the Royal Tombs of the Pantheon, with the Regional Inspector Serena Savorani.

The Vicariate donated an offering to the Parish to which the Pieve belongs and to the celebrant for parish activities.

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