(The Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem throughout the ag...)
The Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem throughout the ages by Max Joseph Ellul (editor) (ISBN: 9789993203179). Published by Watermelon Publishers
(The tumultuous events surrounding the First Crusade and t...)
The tumultuous events surrounding the First Crusade and the ensuing centuries of struggle for the conquest of the Holy Land has reverberated throughout the centuries and affected our collective psyche to this date. 'The Sword and the Green Cross' offers a minutely researched analysis of the creation of one of the monastic and military Orders of the period: the Knights of Saint Lazarus. Devoid of the chequered popularity of their contemporary Knights Templar or the Knights of Saint John, the Knights of Saint Lazarus, with their green cross and invariable care of lepers and other afflicted pilgrims, nobles, knights and peasantry, offer the reader a fascinating history of diplomacy, military exploits, survival instinct and a legacy which has permeated throughout time. The book explores the Order's birth in the Outremer, its expansion and Papal sponsorship, its constant interaction with the Templars and the Hospitallers and its tremendous growth in Europe which later justified its lengthy operations on the Continent even though the Holy Land was lost to the Crusades. The book analyses its complete change from a Papal Order to a Monarchical Order under the benign overseeing of the French Kings and dwells at length on the immediate and long term ramifications of the French Revolution and the Order's demise. The 'Sword and the Green Cross' colorfully projects the period in which the Order flourished and illustrates prominent Lazarites throughout the centuries. It also minutely dissects the modern day revivals of Lazarite organisations worldwide and, by means of hitherto unpublished documentation, sifts through the interpolated myths of such a revival and its magnetic allure to thousands worldwide. With a forward by best-selling author Tim Wallace Murphy, 'The Sword and the Green Cross' is a must read for all history buffs and those into Muslim-Christian relations and chivalry.
(This book, which was launched at the Solemn Investiture a...)
This book, which was launched at the Solemn Investiture at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on the 21st of April 2012, highlighted the 10th anniversary of the physical presence of the Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus in Malta. During these 10 years, Euros 144,500 were donated for Hospitaller and philanthropic causes in Malta and Gozo. The book, which is published in paperback format (182 pages), offers the reader a full and definitive history of the Order and its setup in Malta and is a must for any Lazarite who wishes to know more about the growth of a regional operation from a mere team of ten people to what the Grand Priory of Malta and the Grand Priory of Gozo have achieved to date. ISBN 978-99957-0-236-6
Massimo Ellul started his career as the President of the National Students Movement and the Malta representative of the International Union of Students. He specialized in his studies in business management and marketing. In 1990, he founded his management consultancy organization and his organization has successfully serviced clients and patrons in more than twenty countries on various continents.
He was also an elected official of the Executive Committee of the European Forum for Urban Security under the aegis of the Council of Europe and represents Malta in the European Disability Forum and the European Union of Supported Employment.
In Scotland, Dr. Ellul was very much involved with the Friends of Rosslyn [Chapel] and has lectured extensively in the region. He was government consultant for three years in Slovenia, urban safety management consultant for the municipality of Budapest, Hungary and was also a consultant for many consecutive years in the Middle East for the Dubai Shopping Festival, the Dubai Summer Surprizes, the Al Ain Flower Festival and the Salalah Shopping Festival. His organization was also entrusted to assist in the official opening of the Bahrain Formula One competition. He was admitted as Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Marketors of the City of London and in 2005 was granted the Freedom of the City of London. In his native Malta, Ellul has also been appointed to a number of consultancy positions and served on various governmental boards or entities.
He is a published author in Malta, the US, and the UK on subjects varying from medieval and modern history to social independent living. Some of his books have been translated into other languages, including Russian and Hungarian.
He occupied various posts in the Malta Labour Party, including Secretary of the Youth Commission, International Secretary of the Young Socialists, President of the Young Students' Movement, Assistant General Secretary and Assistant Education Secretary of the Malta Labour Party. Throughout his political career, he chaired a number of important party committees and was responsible for extensive mass events in Malta. He was a Parliamentary Candidate for the Malta general elections of 1996 and 1998.
In 2002, he was appointed as Chancellor of the Grand Priory of the Mediterranean of the Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem and is the Chairman of the Saint Lazarus Foundation. In 2008, he was appointed as the Grand Chancellor of the Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem. Ellul was elected as the Honorary Secretary of the Malta Federation of Organizations and Persons with Disability (MFOPD) and Vice President of the Malta Association of Supported Employment.
Massimo Ellul was also the Chairman of the annual Malta International Folk Festival and sits on/consults the board of directors of various firms and organizations in Malta, England, Scotland, Sicily and Dubai. In Malta, his management firm was instrumental in projecting a number of innovative firsts, including the management and promotion of international arena bands on the island, exporting and managing Maltese talent, the promotion of hospitality-related initiatives, and the innovative use of marketing tools such as bill-boarding. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Companion of the Institute of Sales & Marketing Management, among other international institutions.
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(The tumultuous events surrounding the First Crusade and t...)2011
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Massimo Ellul occupied various posts in the Malta Labour Party, including Secretary of the Youth Commission, International Secretary of the Young Socialists, President of the Young Students' Movement, Assistant General Secretary and Assistant Education Secretary of the Malta Labour Party. Throughout his political career, he chaired a number of important party committees and was responsible for extensive mass events in Malta. He was a Parliamentary Candidate for the Malta general elections of 1996 and 1998. Ellul was part of the advisory team of the Leader of the Party, Dr. Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici and also part of the advisory team of Deputy Leaders of the Party Dr. Anglu Farrugia and Dr. Chris Fearne
Institute of Sales and Marketing Management , United Kingdom
1998 - present
Royal Society of Arts , United Kingdom
International Biographical Association , United Kingdom
Institute of Commercial Management , United Kingdom
Institute of Personnel and Development , United Kingdom
Malta Marketing Institute , Malta
The Marketing Society , United Kingdom
Malta Institute of Management , Malta
Worshipful Company of Marketors - City of London , United Kingdom
Determined, outgoing, focused, and outgoing, with a streak of maverick non-conformity.
He is married and has a son and a daughter