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    Investiture of the Grand Priory of Great Britain
    19th August 2017, the Grand Priory of Great Britain held the annual Solemn Mass of Investiture at the conventual church of St Catherine Labourè in Farington Lancashire. After Holy Mass The Grand Prior HE The Baron...

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LIFE OF THE ORDER
Investiture of the Grand Priory of Great Britain
19th August 2017, the Grand Priory of Great Britain held the annual Solemn Mass of Investiture at the conventual church of St Catherine Labourè in Farington Lancashire.
After Holy M...
read more

CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES
The exhibition of paintings and support for Children´s Psychiatric Hospital
The exhibition of paintings and porcelain paintings by Academic painter Helena Schmaus Shooner, was officially opened at the Municipal Museum in Bechyně (Czech...
read more

CHRISTIANITY
The Heads of the Churches of Jerusalem: assault on the "Status Quo" in order to weaken the Christian presence in the Holy Land
According to the Patriarchs and Heads of the Churches of Jerusalem, "a systematic attempt to undermine the inte...
read more

WORLDWIDE ALERT
Eight days after earthquake: 90 dead, villages still totally isolated, aid hub: Mexico's Catholic Church
A week has passed since the tremendous 7 September earth quake in Mexico epicentre area of Pijijiapan, in Chiapas, followed by 634 af...
read more


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INVESTITURE OF THE GRAND PRIORY OF GREAT BRITAIN

19th August 2017, the Grand Priory of Great Britain held the annual Solemn Mass of Investiture at the conventual church of St Catherine Labourè in Farington Lancashire.
After Holy Mass
The Grand Prior HE The Baron Fetternear assisted by the Grand Priory Chaplain General Fr Simon Henry and The Grand Priory Chancellor Fr Mark Lawler promoted members within the Order and the Order of Merit.
The special guest of honour was the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire Colonel Alan Jolley .
Those promoted were....
Andrew McDermot from Brother to Serving Brother.
Brian Williamson from Brother to Chevalier(Knight).
Rev Fr William Charlton to Senior Chaplain.
The Order of Merit.
Senior Chaplain and the Grand Priory Chancellor, the Rev Fr.Mark Lawler and Chevalier William Hackett ,the Grand Priory Hospitaller , were both created Commanders in the Order of Merit for their service to the Order of St Lazarus both here and Internationally.

A celebration luncheon was held after the Solemn Mass of Investiture by the Grand Priory of Great Britain. This was hosted by the Grand Prior HE The Much Honoured Baron Fetternear.
The special guest of honour was the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Lanashire Colonel and Mrs Alan Jolley.







(Photo Liam Hackett)

VIGIL SERVICE FOR THE GRAND PRIORY OF GREAT BRITAIN

The annual Vigil Service for the Grand Priory of Great Britain was held last night (Friday 18th August) in the conventual church of St Catherine Labourè,Farington Lancashire.
Members of the Grand Priory renewed their vows and afterwards had supper in a local restaurant.











(Photo Liam Hackett)

NEW WEBSITE OF THE GRAND PRIORY OF THE USA

Please visit the New website of the Grand Priory of the USA !
www.saintlazarususa.com


MGR. DOMINIQUE REY BISHOP OF FRÉJUS-TOULON IS MADE PRELATE GRAND CROSS OF THE ORDER

The annual Chapter of the Grand Priory of Monaco took place on 10th June at Castelet in the presence of Monsignor Dominique Rey, Bishop of Fréjus-Toulon. Also present were HE Count Jan Dobrzenskÿ z Dobrzenicz, Grand Master of Order and HE Prince Charles-Philippe d' Orléans, Duke of Anjou and Grand Master Emeritus, now Grand Prior of France and President of the Governing Council of the Order.
On this occasion Archbishop Rey received the Grand Cross of the Order, becoming a Prelate Grand Cross. In addition, one new Consoeur and seven new Confreres entered the Order, whilst eight members were promoted. Thanks be to God.
Bishop Rey is renowned far beyond his own diocese in the south of France for his forward thinking and the number of ordinations he draws to his diocese, bucking the trend of most dioceses in the western world. Also, for his support of tradition in the Church. For the past several years he has been the inspiration behind an innovative Liturgical Conference - Sacra Liturgia - this year held in Milan (and previously in Rome and London). To say nothing of the annual festival of St Tropez (the Bravade), which draws thousands to take part in the three-day spectacle every year.

CHEV. ANTHONY DICKINSON WAS PRESENTED WITH A BENEMERENTI

Chev. Anthony Dickinson KLJ was presented with a Benemerenti. The Benemerenti Medal is an honour awarded by the Pope to members of the clergy and laity for service to the Catholic Church. Originally established as an award to soldiers in the Papal Army, the medal was later extended to the clergy and the laity for service to the Church. The Inscription reads:
The Supreme Pontiff Francis has deigned to decree and freely bestow on the well–deserving gentleman Anthony Dickinson, a gold medal, established to recognise exemplary Christian service, granting him the faculty of being decorated with this honour.

ICON OF THE MADONNA OF LIDICE BLESSED BY THE POPE

Pope Francis has recalled the 75th anniversary of the Lidice massacre at the hands of the Nazi regime during his weekly General Audience on Wednesday.
In a special Czech-language greeting to pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square, the Holy Father invited them to rely “with trust on the intercession of the Holy Virgin, whom you venerate in the icon of the Madonna of Lidice”. He prayed Our Lady help them “to be courageous witnesses of the Resurrection of Christ, especially in difficult or trying moments”.
The group is participating in a national pilgrimage being led by Cardinal Dominik Duka, Archbishop of Prague and Chaplain General of the Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem, which brought the icon to Rome. Icon of the Madonna of Lidice was hand-painted by Chevalier Zdirad Čech and from 1th June 2017 is located in Church of Saint Marcellinus and Peter. This church is titular church of cardinal Duka.
*The village of Lidice (then in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia and now in the Czech Republic) was completely destroyed by Nazi troops in 1942.


CARDINAL DUKA AND PRAGUE FESTIVAL

Cardinal Duka, Chaplain General of the Order, led the celebrations for the feast of St John Nepomuk, Patron Saint of Prague, last week. A splendid Mass in the packed Cathedral celebrated by the Cardinal, who was joined by the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Giuseppe Leanza with about forty priests in attendance, many seminarians, members of the Order and Chaplain General from Great Britain, Fr Simon Henry as well. In the morning before the Mass, Cardinal Duka received Fr Simon in his office in the Archbishops Palace for a short meeting.

PILGRIMAGE TO CZęSTOCHOWA

From May 5th till May 6th, 2017 the Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem made their first pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Częstochowa in Jasna Góra. It was organized by the Grand Priory of Poland of OSLJ. In this place – so unique for all Poles – an Investiture was also held during which four postulants were admitted to the Order: two sisters and two brothers; and promotions were received by Rev. Prelate Józef Bar and Mariusz Bieńczak from Podkarpacka Commandery as well as by Rev. Prelate Józef Kubalewski and Andrzej Mamys from Kujawsko-Pomorska Commandery.

During the celebration we were honoured by the presence of the representatives of the Grand Priory of Czech Republic with the Grand Master of the Order - Jan Count Dobrzensky from Dobrzenicz, baili Ondrej Vanke and the Chancellor  Petr Rehor.

During the two – day pilgrimage there was also time to see the most precious collections of the history of the Polish nation gathered by the Puline Friars in Jasna Góra. The greatest treasure of the Marian Shrine is the Miraculous Icon of Black Madonna placed in the main altar in the Chapel of Our Lady, which already Jan Długosz himself described in Liber Beneficiorum. The Icon is surrounded by great love of all Poles and it has been receiving due veneration for ages.

There was also a moment for a personal reflection and prayer before the Icon of Our Lady of Jasna Góra – the Patroness of Poland.

MEMORABILIA OF THE ORDER FOR SALE

Memorabilia of the Order by Grand Priory of Bohemia (design by Zdirad Čech) for sale. Prices valid for members of the Order only (plus postage and packing). For order send email to: linhartova@stavitelstvirehor.cz
Cross lapel (no box) 4 €

Cross with spikes for epaulettes 4 €

Small cuff for uniforms 2,50 €

Big cuff for uniforms 3 €

Uniform belt 110 €


Applique on blazer 40 €


Epaulet for "Austrian" uniform 30 €

BAILLI OF THE GRAND PRIORY OF POLAND CHEVALIER KRZYSZTOF POLASIK-LIPIńSKI WAS APPOINTED A KNIGHT OF THE ORDER OF ST. GREGORY THE GREAT

On December 17, 2016, Bailli of the Grand Priory of Poland chevalier Krzysztof Polasik-Lipiński was appointed a Knight of the Order of St. Gregory the Great. The award was presented to him by HE. bishop Jan Tyrawa during the Holy Mass dedicated to the memory of St. Lazarus in Bydgoszcz. This Holy Mass was attended by church representatives and Bydgoszcz city authorities.

THE 50TH GRAND MASTER OF THE ORDER OF SAINT LAZARUS WAS APPOINTED A KNIGHT COMMANDER OF THE ORDER OF ST. GREGORY THE GREAT.

On December 10, 2016,
the 50th Grand Master of The Order of Saint Lazarus H. E. Jan Count Dobrzenský z Dobrzenic was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of St. Gregory the Great.
The award was presented to him by HE. Dominik Cardinal Duka during the General Chapter of the OSLJ - Bohemia in Prague.
On the same occasion the Cardinal presented the Knight´s Cross of the Order of St. Sylvester to Chevalier Zdirad Čech, who is an expert and painter of European heraldry.
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