• LIFE OF THE ORDER


    The Grand Master's Easter Message
    Hæc dies quam fecit Dominus, Alleluia! The recent atrocity in Paris focuses our mind on the call to embrace a sacrificial life of service, understanding that during this season “Christ became obedient for us, even to death, death on a...

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  • CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES


    Sponsoring the College's Summer Conference
    Meeting at Liverpool Cathedral with Archbishop Malcolm McMahon with staff and students from Chavagnes International College and members of the Order of St Lazarus, http://www.oslj.org.uk/ - who are sponsoring the College's Summer...

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  • CHRISTIANITY


    HOLY MASS ON THE LITURICAL FEST OF DIVINE MERCY
    HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS In today’s Gospel, we hear, over and over, the word “see”. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord (Jn 20:20). They tell Thomas: “We have seen the Lord” (v. 25). But the...

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  • WORLDWIDE ALERT


    Still a very slow recovery after the passage of the hurricanes
    The area most affected by recent Hurricane Irma regards the northern islands of the Antilles (see Fides 20/9/2017). The most affected and damaged dioceses are Saint John's-Basseterre, which includes the islands of...

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LIFE OF THE ORDER
The Grand Master's Easter Message
Hæc dies quam fecit Dominus, Alleluia!
The recent atrocity in Paris focuses our mind on the call to embrace a sacrificial life of service, understanding that during this season “Christ became ob...
read more

CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES
Sponsoring the College's Summer Conference
Meeting at Liverpool Cathedral with Archbishop Malcolm McMahon with staff and students from Chavagnes International College and members of the Order of St Lazarus, http://www.oslj.org.uk/ - who a...
read more

CHRISTIANITY
HOLY MASS ON THE LITURICAL FEST OF DIVINE MERCY
HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

In today’s Gospel, we hear, over and over, the word “see”. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord (Jn 20:20). They tell Thomas...
read more

WORLDWIDE ALERT
Still a very slow recovery after the passage of the hurricanes
The area most affected by recent Hurricane Irma regards the northern islands of the Antilles (see Fides 20/9/2017). The most affected and damaged dioceses are Saint John's-Bas...
read more


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ORGANIZATION SPIRITUAL PROTECTORThe Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem was founded within the Catholic Church and is, from its origin, a religious community. It is currently composed of chaplains and lay people belonging to different ecclesial communities. Its spiritual vocation is to promote Christian unity.

The legitimacy of the Order of Saint Lazarus had the spiritual guarantee of the Patriarchs of Jerusalem, both Greek and Latin rite, from its origin until 1255 and then it was confirmed by Pope Alexander IV in his Bull given at Naples 11 April 1255, and by successive Popes until the 19th century. This spiritual guarantee was granted by the Greek-Melkite Patriarchs from 1841 until 2005.

Since 2 February 2005 the spiritual protection of the Order has been provided by a high-ranking Catholic prelate solicited by the Grand Magistry. The Spiritual Protector is the guarantor of the spiritual legitimacy of the Order and its relationship with the Catholic Church in an ecumenical spirit.

In succession to His Eminence Cardinal László Paskai, on September the 14th 2012, His Eminence Cardinal Duka became the highest moral and spiritual authority of the Order accepting the position of Chaplain General, pending the appointment of the next Spiritual Protector. While retaining its characteristic of ecumenism, the Order reasserted with pride and honour its ties with the Catholic Church and rediscovered its historic spiritual protection.

The Spiritual Protector is the guarantor of the spirituality of the Order, its members, its activities and decisions. He ensures the strict monitoring of the ecumenical character of the Order.



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