The Investiture and Gala Weekend for the Victoria Commandery is held on a very special weekend, every 18 months or so.
Investiture is a formal act of Christian chivalric nature signifying admission into the order as a member. Investiture Services are conducted by the Grand Master or by a member of the Sovereign Council. Appointed in writing by the Grand Master for that purpose. No member under the rank of Prior may conduct an Investiture.
This special time is held on a weekend, which commences with a reception on Friday evening hosted by one of members of the order. Saturday morning following, an Aspirants’ Breakfast is hosted along with the Investiture Service at Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria.
The service is a beautiful and moving formal service, based on the traditional Christian ceremony dating back to the very beginnings of our Order during which new members receive their white enamel Cross of Amalfi and the red robe of the Order bearing a white Cross of Amalfi over the heart.
Following the service on Saturday evening, members gather for a Reception and Gala Dinner at a prominent location in Victoria.