Prayer Vigil preceding the Investiture

Written by Communications

June 02, 2024

The Lieutenancy of England & Wales holds Investiture ceremonies in June and November each year.

The ceremony takes place over two days. The Vigil ceremony is held the night preceding the Investiture Mass.

This video is based on the Investiture in Rome during December 2023 for the Lieutenancy for Central Italy.

It explains how a standard Vigil ceremony preceding the Investiture is conducted.

Although some aspects will be slightly different within our own Lieutenancy, it gives a good understanding of practicalities and symbolism of this most important ceremony.


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