• LIFE OF THE ORDER


    Chapter General Orléans
    A Chapter General took place in Orleans. The Order has a new Order Government, H. E. Jan Count Dobrzenský z Dobrzenic was unanimously confirmed as Grand Master by the Chapter General, and in round tables, the individual world Grand Priories discussed...

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  • CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES


    Charity Dinner for Ukrainian Refugees
    Sadly, the terrible war in Ukraine continues and the weapons are so often targeted on people's homes, so although the trauma of fleeing their country is awful, their fate had they remained would perhaps have been even worse. The Order of...

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  • CHRISTIANITY


    URBI ET ORBI MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS - EASTER 2022
    Dear brothers and sisters, Happy Easter! Jesus, the Crucified One, is risen! He stands in the midst of those who mourned him, locked behind closed doors and full of fear and anguish. He comes to them and says:...

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  • WORLDWIDE ALERT


    Patriarch Rai: "mysterious explosion" in Beirut. We ask everyone for help
    Beirut, the bride of the East, Beirut, the lighthouse of the West, is wounded". It is a "devastated city", reduced to "a scenario of war without war". Thus begins the appeal launched by Maronite...

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LIFE OF THE ORDER
Chapter General Orléans
A Chapter General took place in Orleans. The Order has a new Order Government, H. E. Jan Count Dobrzenský z Dobrzenic was unanimously confirmed as Grand Master by the Chapter General, and in round tables, the ind...
read more

CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES
Charity Dinner for Ukrainian Refugees
Sadly, the terrible war in Ukraine continues and the weapons are so often targeted on people's homes, so although the trauma of fleeing their country is awful, their fate had they remained would perha...
read more

CHRISTIANITY
URBI ET ORBI MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS - EASTER 2022
Dear brothers and sisters, Happy Easter!

Jesus, the Crucified One, is risen! He stands in the midst of those who mourned him, locked behind closed doors and full...
read more

WORLDWIDE ALERT
Patriarch Rai: "mysterious explosion" in Beirut. We ask everyone for help
Beirut, the bride of the East, Beirut, the lighthouse of the West, is wounded". It is a "devastated city", reduced to "a scenario of war without war". Thus begins t...
read more


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THE ORDER KNIGHTS, DAMES & CHAPLAINSThe Order of Saint Lazarus is the only Catholic Order in the world which admits non-Catholic members. As an order of chivalry, the Order of Saint Lazarus has retained the virtues of nobility but today its members a drawn from across the social spectrum. As Christians they are inhabited by a ‘nobility of spirit’ which is illustrated in their conduct and self-sacrifice.

The Order has retained its traditional moral values ​​such as the spirit of service, sacrifice and discipline that still characterizes the Knights today.

Battles are no longer with the sword; the modern battle is fought in the struggle against disease, poverty, exclusion and intolerance, by promoting and defending the faith.

All members of the Order, whether clergy or laity, are devoted to the values of Christian charity; striving for spiritual perfection by working for the good of others. As truly ecumenical order of chivalry, membership in the Order of Saint Lazarus is open, depending on sponsorship, to Christian men or women, who respects the values ​​of Christianity, who hold an ardent desire to help others and work for Christian unity.

Thanks to its members and volunteers, the Order of Saint Lazarus engages in charity work around the world, helping thousands of sick, suffering and the needy. The Order of Saint Lazarus works daily for a better world.


Who can become a member of the Order of Saint Lazarus?

Catholic men, women and clergy, or those from other ecclesial communities, who wish to participate in the three vocations of the Order: Christian unity, the service of the poor and the maintenance of the chivalric tradition of Saint Lazarus.

What are the qualities needed to become a member of the Order?

Those wishing to become members of the Order must meet the criteria defined in the Constitutional Charter, that is to say:
  • belong to a Christian church and live in accordance with its rules,
  • be committed to lead their life in an exemplary manner in accordance with the duties and principles of their church,
  • be committed to uphold the three vocations of the Order: spirituality, charity and tradition.

I want to become a member of the Order of Saint Lazarus, who should I contact?

In each country where the Order is established, there is an organization set up to achieve its mission. Contact information for these organizations can be found on the contact page. If the Order is not represented in your country, you can contact the Secretariat using the details found on the contact page.
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