LIFE OF THE ORDER
Bailli of the Grand Priory of Poland chevalier Krzysztof Polasik-Lipiński was appointed a Knight of the Order of St. Gregory the GreatCHARITABLE ACTIVITIES
On December 17, 2016, Bailli of the Grand Priory of Poland chevalier Krzysztof Polasik-Lipiński was a...read more
Burns Night SupperCHRISTIANITY
A highly succesful belated Burns Night Supper was held by the Grand Priory of Great Britain on Friday night.
The venue was the conventual church of the Grand Priory, St.Catherine Labouré in Farrington in Lancashi...read more
Pope's appeal for the victims of violence in Congo, Pakistan and IraqWORLDWIDE ALERT
After the Marian prayer of the Angelus with the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square yesterday, Sunday, February 19, the Holy Father invited to pray for the people wh...read more
Series of earthquakes in central Italy
A total of four quakes over 5.0 on the Richter Scale and more than 200 aftershocks have been recorded in central Italy. A man was found dead under the debris of a building in the town of Castel Casta...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