• LIFE OF THE ORDER


    Cons Jean Yates died
    One of our former members, Cons Jean Yates, dies today (13th January 2018) after a short illness. She was a devoted servant of Holy Mother Church. May God grant her eternal rest and comfort her family at this time.

  • CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES


    Grand Priory of Great Britain: Burns' Night 2018
    We are planning to celebrate Burns’ Night again this coming year - for practical reasons, a little after the actual date - ours will take place on Friday 2nd March starting at 7.30pm. This has been an excellent evening over...

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  • CHRISTIANITY


    HOLY MASS ON THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD - 51st WORLD DAY OF PEACE
    HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

    The year opens in the name of the Mother of God. Mother of God is the most important title of Our Lady. But we might ask why we say Mother of...

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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
Cons Jean Yates died
One of our former members, Cons Jean Yates, dies today (13th January 2018) after a short illness. She was a devoted servant of Holy Mother Church. May God grant her eternal rest and comfort her family at this time. read more

CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES
Grand Priory of Great Britain: Burns' Night 2018
We are planning to celebrate Burns’ Night again this coming year - for practical reasons, a little after the actual date -
ours will take place on Friday 2nd March
starting at...
read more

CHRISTIANITY
HOLY MASS ON THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD - 51st WORLD DAY OF PEACE
HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS


The year opens in the name of the Mother of God. Mother of God is the most important title of ...
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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