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His Excellency Professor Serge Jurasunas, Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta - The Hereditary Order.
Welcome. You have reached the official web-site of the World Seat of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem (SOSJ) - the International Grand Priory of Malta, also known as ‘the Maltese Langue of The SOSJ, The Hereditary Order’. Recorded in history as “Knights of Jerusalem” 1048-1291, Cyprus 1291-1310, Rhodes 1311-1523, Knights of Malta (Malta) 1530-1798, Russia 1798-1907, U.S.A. 1908-1976, Malta since 1964.
The Order incorporates OSJ Langue of Malta; OSJ International Grand Priory; OSJ International Order based in Malta, and the entire historic and chivalric heirloom and authority of the Original OSJ. in virtue of OSJ Testaments of May 22 and of August 17, 1976.
Recognitions include but are not restricted to: Pennsylvania (USA) – Doc. No. 4602 of 7/11/1946; Congressional Record (USA) – Vol. 110 No. 42 of 9/3/1964; Pentagon (USA) – Doc. AGPB-ACY of 1/9/1967; Michigan (USA) – Doc. No. 78/10254 of 12/6/1978; Washington (USA) – Doc. No. 1162 & No. 1163 of 25/9/1980; Royal Recognition (Netherlands) – Doc. No. DKP/DE-158493 of 21/3/1989; Recognition of Juridical Personality Subject to International Law: Tribunal of Palermo, Sicily (Italy) of 30/5/1994; Various other Registrations in different cities – France since 1993.