The Grand Master is the Head of
the Order and to him is delegated all power and authority of the Chapter
General. He is elected for life and he shall appoint all members of the
Government of the Order. He shall be the only authority to admit Members and
Affiliates and confirm promotions and awards of merit.
The Coadjutor is the first
dignitary of the Order after the Grand Master. He shall preside over the
Executive Council and take the Grand Masterís place when the Grand Master is
During periods of vacancy in the Grand
Mastership the Vicar General or Grand Vicar is vested with the prerogatives of
the Grand Mastership but without being entitled to the external pomp and
The Government of the Order
consist of the Chapter General, the Grand Magisterial Council, the Supreme
Council, the Executive Council and the Grand Secretaries and Heads of
Jurisdiction. All appointment to the Government of the Order is at the
discretion of the Grand Master.
The Chapter General, composed of
all Members of the Order both lay and clerical, is the supreme governing body
and repository of all power in the Order.
The Grand Magisterial Council
consist of the Grand Master, the Coadjutor and all Members appointed to the
Government of the Order. Meetings will be held normally every two years.
Council is governing the Order between the regular meetings of the Grand
It is headed by a
The Executive Council, headed by
the Coadjutor, shall examine the affairs and accounts of the Order as well as
discuss, advise and assist the Grand Master.
The Grand Chancellery, headed by the Grand Chancellor,
is responsible for all administrative matters relating the Order, e.g.
administration, control, external relations, membership discipline, promotions,
awards of merit and the control of those "in gremio religionis".
Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem
Office of the Grand Chancellor
Phone: +43 1 319 6034 (office) or +43 1 408 5764 (residence)
Fax: +43 1 319 6034 (office) or +43 1 408 5764 (residence)
c/o 46 Timber Warf
Phone: +356 21233664
Fax: +356 212339354
Since June 2004 the
Obedience of Malta is governed by an Executive Council headed by H.E. Chevalier
Reginald Saviour Attard, who is styled Grand Vicar.
In November 2004
H.R.H. Charles-Philippe Prince d'Orleans took over the position of Supreme Head
and Grand Master designate. According to the Constitution he will be elected
Grand Master by a forthcoming Chapter General.
Last updated 01 04 2006