The Knights of St. John Hawaii Priory

Posted on September 1, 2013

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On 2013-01-28 the Hawaii Order of St John held its 1st investiture at the Kawaiahao Church. People gather from around the world to join Countess Bobrinskoy from Russia in a ceremony the Knighting and dubbing of 20 global candidates were acknowledged for their Humanitarian work around the world. Kawaiahao Church was a beautiful location that was becoming for all the individuals Knighted into the Knights of the Orthodox Order of St. John.

Al Harrington being dubbed (knighted) with the sword by Countess Bobrinskoy of the Russian order of the Orthodox Knights of St. John photo by Tina Quizon

Al Harrington being dubbed (knighted) with the sword by Countess Bobrinskoy of the Russian order of the Orthodox Knights of St. John photo by Tina Quizon

The ceremony is honoring some of Hawaii’s own living treasures, our Kapuna’s and other individuals with knighthood in the Royal traditions. The event was organized by Dame Commander of Grace, Honorable Dr Sandra Rose Michael, and recognized 20 individuals that were Knighted into the Knights of the Orthodox Order of St. John. Which is the oldest historical humanitarian organization in the world. This venerable Order dates back to the 2nd century Knights Hospitaller of the Crusades who established the world’s first hospitals for the care of sick and injured regardless of race, creed, caste or ability to pay and also were called the Knights of Malta before being granted Imperial Protection in Russia.

In the traditions of Royalty, Special Recognition in the January 2013 Investiture Ceremony was granted to some of Hawaii’s own living treasures:

Dr. Agnes Kalanihookaha Cope, Kahu Kamaki Kanahele, Mr. Al Harrington, Father Phil Harmon, Lady Shayla Spencer, Joanne Tachibana of the UN Association, Reynolds Kamakawiwoole representing Royal Order of Kamehameha, Rev. Kedar and Shelley St. John

Watch our Pathways to Paradise TV Show this evening as we broadcast our video footage filmed on location by Tina Quizon at the Kawaiahao Church at 8:30 pm on channel 49 in Honolulu or worldwide on the internet at http://www.olelo.org.

Check back later and we will post the link once it broadcast to view.

Update here is the link to watch the TV Show – Pathways to Paradise: Knights of St. John-Hawaii Priory

http://olelo.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=30&clip_id=36292

Kawaiahao Church was the location of the 1st  the Knights of the Orthodox Order of St. John for the newest Hawaii Priory

Kawaiahao Church was the location of the 1st the Knights of the Orthodox Order of St. John for the newest Hawaii Priory

Update here is the link to watch the September 2013 Investiture:

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