• LIFE OF THE ORDER


    Cardinal Duka and Prague Festival
    Cardinal Duka, Chaplain General of the Order, led the celebrations for the feast of St John Nepomuk, Patron Saint of Prague, last week. A splendid Mass in the packed Cathedral celebrated by the Cardinal, who was joined by the Papal Nuncio,...

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  • CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES


    AID TO THE POPULATION OF CENTRAL ITALY HIT BY THE EARTHQUAKE ON AUGUST 24TH 2016
    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 24 th 2016, which stroke the Centre...

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  • CHRISTIANITY


    PRAYER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
    PILGRIMAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Cova da Iria The Holy Father: Hail Holy Queen, Blessed Virgin of...

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  • WORLDWIDE ALERT


    Cholera hits Yemen: One third of cases in the Country concern children
    There is a cholera emergency in Yemen. The pandemic is spreading throughout the Country. According to data from the United Nations Children's Organization, a third of registered cases concern children....

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LIFE OF THE ORDER
Cardinal Duka and Prague Festival
Cardinal Duka, Chaplain General of the Order, led the celebrations for the feast of St John Nepomuk, Patron Saint of Prague, last week. A splendid Mass in the packed Cathedral celebrated by the Cardinal,...
read more

CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES
AID TO THE POPULATION OF CENTRAL ITALY HIT BY THE EARTHQUAKE ON AUGUST 24TH 2016
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

CHRISTIANITY
PRAYER OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
PILGRIMAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA
on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Cova da Iria

The...
read more

WORLDWIDE ALERT
Cholera hits Yemen: One third of cases in the Country concern children
There is a cholera emergency in Yemen. The pandemic is spreading throughout the Country. According to data from the United Nations Children's Organization, a third of ...
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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