07 November 2014
|The Grand Priory of Austria of the Order of St. Stanislas, has the sad duty to announce the death of Chev. Richard Vaughan Rowlands, GCCStS,
emeritus member of the Regency Council, emeritus Ambassador at Large in Tallinn, Estonia on November 7, 2014.
22 May 2014
|Founding of the Commandory of The Netherlands
|On 22nd June 2014 on the occasion of a solemn Holy Mass at the Paterskerk in Weert, Chev. Vincent Sterring Schouten van Almkerk was promoted to the rank of a Commander with Star and entrusted with the office of Commander of the Netherlands.
The Grandmaster's decree was read to the audience by the Chancellor of Europe Chev. Alexander Graff de Pancsova ,GCCStS the Promotion was assisted by Chev. Joseph Frhr v. Ritter zu Groenesteyn CCStS, Ambassador at Large.
2nd May 2014
|The Grandprior of Australia expressing his
Allegiance to HE the Grandmaster Waldemar Wilk
|On the occasion of the Investiture of the Grand Priory of Great Britain the Grand Prior of Australia
Chev. Russell Male, Lord of Walterstone GCCStS met HE the Grandmaster Chev Waldemar Wilk. During the meeting Chev Male informed HE the Grandmaster about the activities of his Grand Priory and expressed the allegiance of the Australian branch of the Order of St. Stanislas to Grandmaster Waldemar Wilk.
04 July 2013
|Investiture of the Austrian Order of Saint Stanislas in Vienna on the 1st June 2013.
|The Whole World as Guests of Viennese Friends.
Flag bearer Sgt. J. Brossmann
|And finally, the 1st of June 2013 came: the day of the Investiture of the Order of Saint Stanislaus in Austria. It was quite a huge event that brought 80 members and friends to Vienna. Members from Austria, Germany, Poland, Great Britain, USA, Mexico, Spain and the Netherlands came to Vienna to celebrate the annual international meeting. The Austrian Order of Saint Stanislas organised the events among other places, in the wonderful baroque chapel of the Palace Schönbrunn. Following the Holy Mass, the new members have been invested full-fledge membership and deserving members have also been awarded medals to honour their great achievements. To our great joy and surprise, the celebrating priest Dr. Hochholzer, relayed to us the personal greetings from his Eminence Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna. The mass and the investiture as well as the awarding ceremonies were only the beginning of a long extended celebration that went well over the wee hours of the same day.
|Right after the Holy Mass, a group photograph has been taken to capture the event.
After the champagne reception, the castle park train took us around the wonderful baroque park up to the upper Gloriette whereon we enjoyed the incredible view of the parks and the whole palace that was once the Summer Residence of the Habsburg emperors. Our guests had had the opportunity to join the historical tour of the imperial palace.
|After a short rest, a typical delicious Viennese lunch was served at the Pavilion of the Imperial Zoo, the oldest zoo in the world.
|The evening was graced by a very elegant gala dinner at the impressive marble hall of the Imperial Hotel. Our new member, Chevalier Oswald, together with his orchestra afforded us the utmost entertainment of the evening. The evening's denouements were done by champagne toasts and dignified speeches. The Grand Prior of the Order in Austria, Dr. Alexander Graff de Pancsova summarised in his speech the importance and magnitude of the this event. The speeches as of the Grand Master Count Wademar Wilk and the Grand Prioress of Great Britain, Dame Mervin Redding, brought joy to all of us. Chevalier Mike Michaelsky, the Grand Chancellor of the Order also expressed his thanks and raised his glass to the host country Austria and her members. The chairman of the Regency Council and Regent of the Order, Chev. Tomas L. Lorant, expressed his gratitude and joy for the successful events of the day. With a grand style, the day and its event ended as we left the elegant Imperial Hotel.
In order to have some impression of this wonderful day, we have collated some photos for you. Perhaps next time, you will be there as beloved guest or as new Member of the Order.
22 June 2013
Investiture of the Grand Priory of Spain in Avila on the 25th May 2013
|The Grand Prior of Spain Don José Antonio Almarza y Martin–Vegue, GCCStS organized a solemn Investiture at Avila, Spain. On the 24th the members of the Order from all over the world were welcomed by the Grand Prior personally at the Palace Hotel de los Veladas.
|The international Order was represented by the Grandmaster Count Waldemar Wilk, the Regent of the Order Don Tomas L. Lorant from Mexico, Grand Chancellor Mike Michaelski, Grand Secretary Dame Mervyn Redding – GP of Great Britain, Chev Alexander Graff de Pancsova, GP of Austria, Chev Jerzy Pietrak, GP of Poland, Chev Majchrzak Prior of Greater Poland, Dame Krystyna Jankowska Prior Podlasie Warmia i Mazury and other Guests from Poland, Ukraine, Austria and many members from Spain.
|On the 25th of April the festivities started with a visit to the Police Academy of Avila, where we were welcomed by the Inspector-Jefe José Maria de Vicente. We had the opportunity to participate in a tour guided by the Head of the Academy personally. On this occasion the Order's Flag was flying side by side to the Flag of Spain at the entrance of the Police Academy.
|In the evening the solemn Investiture took place at the Royal Monastery of St. Tomás. 16 postulants were admitted to the Order. The Investiture was presided and performed by the Xth Grandmaster Count Waldemar Wilk assisted by the Regent of the Order Chev. Tomas L. Lorant, the Grand Chancellor of the Order Chev. Mike Michaelski as well as by the Grand Prior of Spain Chev. Jose Almarza.|
|After the Investiture of the OStS the honorary guests, new members, members and guests met at an elegant supper at the Parador de Ávila in a friendly atmosphere.
The Order of St. Stanislas expresses its gratitude to Chev. Jose Antonio Almarza for this wonderful Investiture in Ávila 2013.
The Grand Prior of Spain Don José Antonio Almarza y Martin – Vegue, GCCStS organized a solemn Investiture at Avila, Spain. On the 24th the members of the Order from all over the world were welcomed by the Grand Prior personally at the Palace Hotel de los Veladas. The international Order was represented by the Grandmaster Count Waldemar Wilk, the Regent of the Order Don Tomas L. Lorant from Mexico, Grand Chancellor Mike Michaelski, Grand Secretary Dame Mervyn Redding – GP of Great Britain, Chev Alexander Graff de Pancsova, GP of Austria, Chev Jerzy Pietrak, GP of Poland, Chev Majchrzak Prior of Greater Poland, Dame Krystyna Jankowska Prior Podlasie Warmia i Mazury and other Guests from Poland, Ukraine, Austria and many members from Spain.
At noon we made a visit to the Police Academy of Avila, where we were welcomed by the Inspector-Jefe José Maria de Vicente. We had the opportunity to participate in a tour guided by the Head of the Academy personally. On this occasion the Order's Flag was flying side by side to the Flag of Spain at the entrance of the Police Academy.
In the evening the Investiture took place at the Royal Monastery of St. Tomás. 16 Postulants were admitted to the Order. The Investiture was presided and performed by the Xth Grandmaster Count Waldemar Wilk assisted by the Regent of the Order Chev Tomas L. Lorant, the Grand Chancellor of the Order Chev. Mike Michaelski as well as by the Grand Prior of Spain Chev Jose Almarza.
After the Investiture of the OStS the honorary guests, new members, members and guests met at an elegant supper at the Parador de Ávila in a friendly atmosphere.
The Order of St. Stanislas expresses it's greatitude to Chev. Jose Antonio Almarza, Grand Prior of Spain and General Manuel-Francisco Gómez Sevilla, Prior of Madrid for this wonderful Investiture in Ávila 2013.
18 June 2013
Corpus Christi 2013 in Vienna
The Austrian Order of Saint Stanislaus for the first time participated in the Procession of Corpus Christi of the Parish of St. Stephen's Cathedral in the Vienna City Center. Despite the adverse weather conditions we followed with pleasure the invitation of the Cathedral Parish. The Stanislaus Order was positioned at the head of all orders in the procession and was led by the Grand Chancellor Mike Michaelski (USA) and the Chief of the Austrian Order Dr. A. Graff.
The OStS wants to express its greatitude to his HE the Archbishop of Vienna Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, for the possibility to participate in the procession.
14 May 2013
St. Stanislas Procession, Krakow 2013 Read more....
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13 April 2013
On Sunday the 13th April , 2013 the annual service of investiture of the Grand Priory of Great Britain took place at St. James Sussex Garden.
Our Grand Master Waldemar Wilk GCCStS conducted the investiture personally assisted by the Grand Prioress of Great Britain Dame Mervyn Redding GCCStS, the Chancellor of Western Europe Chev. Norman Offield.
The worldwide Order of Saint Stanislas was presented by:
The Grand Prior of Austria Chev. Alexander Graff de Pancsova, GCStS
The Commander of the Commandory of Gniezno, Chev. Dominik Kozlowski, GCStS
The representative of the Grand Priory of Sweden Dame Caroline Wilk, GCStS
The Ambassador of the Order for South-East Europe Chev. Joseph von Ritter zu Groenesteyn, CStS
The postulants came from the United Kingdom and from Poland.
Chev. Barry Theobald-Hicks, GCCStS was inaugurated as Prior of England.
The day ended with a formal banquet in the Cesar's Hall at Imperial Hotel at Russell Square in an atmosphere of friendship and trust.
11 April 2013
Dear Knights and Dames of the Order of Saint Stanislaus,
I am pleased to inform that the Grand Chapter of the Order of Saint Stanislaus awarded the First Class Gold Cross of Merit of the Order of Saint Stanislaus to Prof. Krzysztof Penderecki and President of Gniezno City Jacek Kowalski.
The ceremony was carried out personally by the X Grand Master of the Order of Saint Stanislaus Count Waldemar Wilk GCCStS.
Sincerely, Komandor Komandoria Gniezno-Wielkopolska
11 April 2013
A new homepage of the Commandory of Gniezno is online
17 November 2012
The Annual Banquet of the Grand Priory of Great Britain was held at the Victory Services Club London.
For photographs and a report please see the images directory at the Member Area
12 November 2012
The Xth Grandmaster Count Waldemar Wilk has decided to entrust the office of the Prior of Greater Poland (Przeor Wielkopolski) to Chev. Joszef Majchrzak GCCStS ...click here
11 November 2012
The Xth Grandmaster Count Waldemar Wilk has decided to entrust the office of the Grand Prior of Poland to Chev Jerzy Pietrak, GCCStS
The regular term in this office for his predecessor Dr. M. Król ended 2011. ...click here
Chev. Jerzy Pietrak GCCStS Grand Prior of Poland (left), HE The Primas Poloniae, Archbishop Józef Kowalczyk of Gniezno (center), Dr. M. Król, emeritus Grand Prior of Poland and emeritus Prior of Greater Poland ( emeritus Przeor Wielkopolski). To the right.
10 November 2012
SH.E. Friedrich Wilhelm Prinz zu Lippe resignes from his office of Grand Prior of Germany.
We all thank Prinz Lippe for his dedication and work for the Order.
08 November 2012
Statement of the Grand Master Count Waldemar Wilk. Issued 8.11.2012
27 April 2012
Protocol of the 3rd World Conference of the Order 27-29 of April 2012 in Gniezno.
Protokoł z obrad III Światowej Konferencji OrderuŚw. Stanisława 27-29 kwietnia 2012
Uchwała nr 2_2012_III Św. K.O.Św. St.BM
26 April 2012
IIIrd World Congress of the Order of Saint Stanislas in Gniezno, Poland
|Under the auspices of the Primas Poloniae Archbishop Kowalczyk the Congress took place on the 26th of Aprtil 2012 the conference rooms of Hotel Adalbertus in Gniezno.|
|Present were the Grand Master Count Waldemar Wilk, The Grand Prior of Poland, Dr. Marian Krol, the Grand Prioress of Great Britain Dame Mevyn Redding, The Grand Prioress of Belgium Dame Oya Woji Christ Olyslaegers and the acting Grand Prior of Austria Chev. Alexander Graff together with members from nearly all priories of Poland.|
|It was decided by majority vote that the Constitution will not be changed. Amendements to the Constitution will be worked out within the next two years by the GM and the Grand Magistry. The Grand Master Count Wilk was confirmed by the vast majority of the votes. This decision was applauded and welcomed by the audience.
|The dismissal of Mr. Potocki was agreed and confirmed by the III World Congress of the Order.
|In the afternoon a solemn investiture took place in the Gniezno Cathedral. Several postulants of the Polish and the Austrian Priory were admitted to the Order by the GM, the GP of Poland and the GP of Great Britain, consecrated by the Secretary of the Archbishop of Gniezno together with promotions of honorable Members. The new Grand Prior of Austria, Chev Alexander Graff was installed on this occasion, promoted to the first rank and given a ceremonial sword to perform his duties as representative of the Order in Austria.|
|The members of the Order also took part in the processions to honor Saint Adalbertus, Patron of Gniezno the same evening and next morning.
24 April 2012
A very detailed history of the Order of St Stanislas for the years 1765 -1831 can be found here
13 April 2012
Official invitation by S.H.The X.Grandmaster of the OStS Count Waldemar Wilk to the Investiture and Congress in Gniezno 28/29 April 2012
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03 April 2012
List od Prymasa Polski dotyczacy objeciem patronatem honorowym III Konferencji OSSt w Gnieznie.
Letter from the Polish Primate entering the auspices of the Conference OSSt III in Gniezno.
29 March 2012
It is with regret and great sadness, that I have to inform you, that Countess Avril passed away at mid-day today the 29th March 2012, in Colchester Hospital