Patrozinium 2012 des Radetzky Ordens



Solemnity of the Patron Saint of the Order of Radetzky and Signing of a Partnership Treaty between the Order of Radetzky and the LazarusUnion

A report by Erich Kadlec


The Order of Radetzky celebrated its annual solemnity on December 8th, the day of the feast of the Immaculate Conception.

A delegation of the Lazarus Union participated in the celebrations: Wolfgang Steinhardt, Erich Kadlec, Helmuth Neidhart, Christoph Ptak, Josef Maria Gebel, Algis Klimaitis, Dr. Oswin Hochstöger, Dipl.-Ing. Herbert Paulis and wife, Werner Winkelhofer and son, Hannes Hochmuth, Gregor Holubek, Peter Jung, and Raphael Kitavujja.

This year the High Mass was celebrated in thePrandtauerChurchin St. Pölten. Here the Order of Radetzky has found a new spiritual home.

The ceremonial High Mass was celebrated by the spiritual head of the order, Rector Professor DDr. Reinhard Knittel. It was a real experience to participate once again in a mass celebrated in the Tridentine Rites from 1962. Also the chorus was most impressive, performing works from J. E. Eberlin (1702 – 1762) and Messa di S. Giuseppe. The new organ was performing in perfect harmony.

Subsequent to the High Mass a secular ceremony took place. After successful cooperation for some years already the Order of Radetzky and the Lazarus Union exchanged partnership certificates, advocating a continuation of the good and close cooperation. 

The  Grand Master of the Order of Radetzky KR Harry Tomek (also a member of our Knighthood of Honour) presented the document to our President, Senator Wolfgang Steinhardt. After that some members of the order were decorated with honours.

Then a lunch was taken in the summer refectory of the Bishop‘s palace.

Here our president also presented the copy of the Lazarus version of the partnership treaty to the Grand Master of the Order of Radetzky.

The ceremonial framework gave a nice chance to also decorate several comrades from the Lazarus Union. The bestowed awards:

Com.Kadlec: Navy Cross 1st class

Com. Paulis: Grand Commander´s Cross

Com. Holubek: Appreciation Cross with Star

Com. Jung: Protectorate‘s Cross with Sash of the Cross of Honour

The Austria Humanitas Corps-AHC joined the Lazarus Union as 61th group member. President Steinhardt presented the documents to Ing. Funtakt, President of the AHC, at the same time promoting him to the rank of CSLI Brigadier General. The Lazarus Union  looks forward to continuation of the good and close cooperation with both organisations.

Here You can find some further picture immpressions:


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