• LIFE OF THE ORDER


    The Feast of St. Lazarus
    Lazarus, the friend of Jesus, the brother of Martha and Mary, was the one of whom the Jews said, “See how much he loved him.” In their sight Jesus raised his friend Lazarus from the dead. Legends abound about the life of Lazarus after the death...

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  • CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES


    Carol Concert 2018
    Carol Concert this year took place last Saturday at the church of St Catherine Labouré in Lancashire. As ever, the Octavius Choir put on a splendid performance. This year, raising £1,500. Bringing the total for these concerts to £31,500. Thank you...

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  • CHRISTIANITY


    SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
    HOMILY OF POPE FRANCIS Epiphany: this word indicates the manifestation of the Lord, who, as Saint Paul tells us in the second reading (cf. Eph 3:6), makes himself known to all the nations, today represented by the Magi. In this way, we...

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  • WORLDWIDE ALERT


    Foreign debt in Africa: a sword of Damocles on millions of poor
    The foreign debt that Sub-Saharan African Countries have accumulated over the past few years is an unresolved issue. After the great abolitionist campaign, promoted on the occasion of the Great Jubilee of 2000,...

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LIFE OF THE ORDER
The Feast of St. Lazarus
Lazarus, the friend of Jesus, the brother of Martha and Mary, was the one of whom the Jews said, “See how much he loved him.” In their sight Jesus raised his friend Lazarus from the dead.

Legends ...
read more

CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES
Carol Concert 2018
Carol Concert this year took place last Saturday at the church of St Catherine Labouré in Lancashire. As ever, the Octavius Choir put on a splendid performance. This year, raising £1,500. Bringing the total for these ...
read more

CHRISTIANITY
SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
HOMILY OF POPE FRANCIS

Epiphany: this word indicates the manifestation of the Lord, who, as Saint Paul tells us in the second reading (cf. Eph 3:6), makes himself known to all the nations...
read more

WORLDWIDE ALERT
Foreign debt in Africa: a sword of Damocles on millions of poor
The foreign debt that Sub-Saharan African Countries have accumulated over the past few years is an unresolved issue. After the great abolitionist campaign, promoted on the oc...
read more


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THE ORDER RANKS & INSIGNIASAccording to its origin and goals, the Order of Saint Lazarus admits to its ranks those who can conform to the Constitutional Charter, lay men and women, single and married, priests and pastors, religious men and women who are either Catholic or belong to the major ecclesial communities. Members of the Order are admitted at the rank which corresponds to their personal situation and have the opportunity to choose the nature of their commitment.

Each member professes the Christian faith, is in good standing with their ecclesial community and participates in the spiritual life of their Jurisdiction in an ecumenical spirit. Men may receive the nomination of Knights, and women may be invested as Dames.

Members must be at least 25 years old. However, it is possible to be received into the Order, following the same criteria, from the age of 18 as an Esquire or Demoiselle. Chaplains must have been ordained in the Catholic Church or one of the major ecclesial communities and be in good standing with their Bishop. Seminarians and students preparing for ordination can be received as novices.

Depending on the nature of their commitment members of the Order can be promoted to the following ranks:

Title (men)Post-nominalTitle (women) Post-nominal
BrotherBLJSisterSLJ
Serving BrotherSBLJServing SisterSSLJ
KnightKLJDameDLJ
Knight CommanderKCLJDame CommanderDCLJ
Knight Grand CrossGCLJDame Grand CrossGCLJ


Clergy can be admitted to the following ranks :

TitlePost-nominal
ChaplainChLJ
Senior ChaplainSChLJ
Ecclesiastical CommanderECLJ
Prelate Grand CrossGCLJ


Members of the Order are committed to lead their lives in an exemplary manner in accordance with the duties and principles of the Catholic Church or ecclesial community to which they belong. All members participate in three vocations of the Order: the spiritual pursuit of Christian unity, charitable activity and the maintenance of the traditions of the Order of Saint Lazarus.
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