On 23 June, The Johanniter Order held its yearly ‘Ritterschlag’ (‘Knights Accolade’ in English) in its spiritual center of Nieder-Weisel, Germany. About 300 knights and guests from the whole St John family came from all over the world. Meetings of the Government of the Order, the Chapter of the Order and the Johanniter GmbH took place beside the Ritterschlag.
Picture by The Johanniter Order
The Herrenmeister of the Johanniter Order HRH Dr. Oskar Prince of Prussia appointed 73 new knights with the sword of the Order. Dr. Arnold v. Rümker (former JOIN Board member) and Hans-Achim Roll were nominated honorary Commanders.