LIFE OF THE ORDER
Memorabilia of the Order for saleCHARITABLE ACTIVITIES
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@stavitelst...read more
AID TO THE POPULATION OF CENTRAL ITALY HIT BY THE EARTHQUAKE ON AUGUST 24TH 2016CHRISTIANITY
Seven years after the earthquake that hit L’Aquila on April 6 th 2009, Italy cries again. This time for the victims caused by the tremor occurred on August...read more
URBI ET ORBI MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS - EASTER 2017WORLDWIDE ALERT
Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Easter!
Today, throughout the world, the Church echoes once more the astonishing message of the first disciples: “Jesus is ris...read more
Malnutrition, cholera and diarrhea among children: cases increase
Thousands of children in Somalia suffer from acute malnutrition, cholera or diarrhea, and the figure is increasing rapidly. According to UNICEF, therapeutic food was given ...read more
THE ORDER KNIGHTS, DAMES & CHAPLAINS
The Order of Saint Lazarus is the only Catholic Order in the world which admits non-Catholic members. As an order of chivalry, the Order of Saint Lazarus has retained the virtues of nobility but today its members a drawn from across the social spectrum. As Christians they are inhabited by a ‘nobility of spirit’ which is illustrated in their conduct and self-sacrifice.
The Order has retained its traditional moral values such as the spirit of service, sacrifice and discipline that still characterizes the Knights today.
Battles are no longer with the sword; the modern battle is fought in the struggle against disease, poverty, exclusion and intolerance, by promoting and defending the faith.
All members of the Order, whether clergy or laity, are devoted to the values of Christian charity; striving for spiritual perfection by working for the good of others. As truly ecumenical order of chivalry, membership in the Order of Saint Lazarus is open, depending on sponsorship, to Christian men or women, who respects the values of Christianity, who hold an ardent desire to help others and work for Christian unity.
Thanks to its members and volunteers, the Order of Saint Lazarus engages in charity work around the world, helping thousands of sick, suffering and the needy. The Order of Saint Lazarus works daily for a better world.
Catholic men, women and clergy, or those from other ecclesial communities, who wish to participate in the three vocations of the Order: Christian unity, the service of the poor and the maintenance of the chivalric tradition of Saint Lazarus.
Those wishing to become members of the Order must meet the criteria defined in the Constitutional Charter, that is to say:
- belong to a Christian church and live in accordance with its rules,
- be committed to lead their life in an exemplary manner in accordance with the duties and principles of their church,
- be committed to uphold the three vocations of the Order: spirituality, charity and tradition.
In each country where the Order is established, there is an organization set up to achieve its mission. Contact information for these organizations can be found on the contact page. If the Order is not represented in your country, you can contact the Secretariat using the details found on the contact page