• LIFE OF THE ORDER


    New Spiritual Protector
    His Excellency Jan Count Dobrzenský z Dobrzenic appointed the new Spiritual Protector and Chaplain General of the Military and Hospital Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, His Eminence Antoine Cardinal Kambanda, Archbishop of Kigali in...

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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
New Spiritual Protector
His Excellency Jan Count Dobrzenský z Dobrzenic appointed the new Spiritual Protector and Chaplain General of the Military and Hospital Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, His Eminence Antoine Cardinal Kambanda, Ar...
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 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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