The Grand Magistry can be filled by a Lieutenant Grand Master.

The incumbent is elected by the Sovereign Council of the Order in the same manner as the Grand Master and is granted powers equal to those of the Grand Master.

The main difference is that the incumbent is elected for a limited period of time. Because the actual time limit is not defined by the Constitution, the Lieutenant Grand Master is empowered for as long as the person enjoys the trust and confidence of the Sovereign Council.

The present Lieutenant Grand Master is HE Bailiff Paul Borg OSJ