The Hereditary Order of Saint John of Jerusalem
Hereditary OSJ under Prince Grand Master Baron Ken Benfield
This "Order" emerged out of an earlier manifestation of the Paternò 0rder (see under the paragraph The Paternò Order.) and originally consisted of the Maltese Priory, which took on the status of an Independent Grand Priory 1977 to 1980. From 1980 until 1983 the organisation was styled "The International Order" and more recently "The Hereditary OSJ". Correspondingly its head has graduated from a Grand Prior to a Prince Grand Master.
List of "Grand Masters" Marquis Kelinu Vella Haber 1974-1975 Grand Prior. Marquis Kelinu Vella Haber 1975- International Grand Prior. 01. Grand Duke Dmitrij Dimitrijevich 1978-1978 Sovereign Grand Master #1. 02. Bishop Mgr Giuseppe Fenocchio 1992-1998 Prince Grand Master. 03. Baron Ken Benfield de Palmanova de Spire 1998- Prince Grand Master. NOTES: #1 This "Grand Duke" is not to be confused with Dmitri Romanoff of Copenhagen.
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