• 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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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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