• LIFE OF THE ORDER


    Roman Pilgrimage
    A number of members of the Grand Priory of Great Britain took part in a pilgrimage to Rome recently, as part of a larger group from the parish of the Chaplain General for Great Britain. Fifty one of us altogether. One of the highlights was Mass in St Peter's...

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  • CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES


    Cardinal Duka blessed the minibus for the Children's Psychiatric Hospital in Opařany
    Dominik Cardinal Duka, OP, Archbishop of Prague and Chaplain General of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, visited on Wednesday November 7, 2018 Children's...

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  • CHRISTIANITY


    WORLD DAY OF THE POOR
    HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS Let us look at three things Jesus does in today’s Gospel. First: while it is still day, he “leaves”. He leaves the crowds at the height of his success, acclaimed for his multiplication of the loaves. Though the...

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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
Roman Pilgrimage
A number of members of the Grand Priory of Great Britain took part in a pilgrimage to Rome recently, as part of a larger group from the parish of the Chaplain General for Great Britain. Fifty one of us altogether. One of ...
read more

CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES
Cardinal Duka blessed the minibus for the Children's Psychiatric Hospital in Opařany
Dominik Cardinal Duka, OP, Archbishop of Prague and Chaplain General of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, visited on Wedne...
read more

CHRISTIANITY
WORLD DAY OF THE POOR
HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

Let us look at three things Jesus does in today’s Gospel.

First: while it is still day, he “leaves”. He leaves the crowds at the height of his succe...
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 KNIGHTS, DAMES & CHAPLAINSThe 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.


Who can become a member of the Order of Saint Lazarus?

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.

What are the qualities needed to become a member of the Order?

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.

I want to become a member of the Order of Saint Lazarus, who should I contact?

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.
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