• 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 Mass The Grand Prior HE The Baron...

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  • 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 Republic) on Saturday 10 June. The...

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  • 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 integrity of the Holy City" and "to weaken...

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  • 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 after-quakes, which left thousands of...

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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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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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