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    Chapter of Poland
    With the direct participation of the Grand Master of the Order, H. E. Jan Count Dobrzenský of Dobrzenice, on July 31, 2021, the Chapter General of the Grand Priory of Poland was held in Gniezno, which also included the investiture of new members. The...

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    Care in time of the Covid 19 lockdown
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    SOLEMNITY OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
    POPE FRANCIS ANGELUS In today’s Gospel, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Mary into Heaven, the Magnificat resounds in the liturgy. This hymn of praise is like a “photograph” of the Mother of God....

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    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 of Poland
With the direct participation of the Grand Master of the Order, H. E. Jan Count Dobrzenský of Dobrzenice, on July 31, 2021, the Chapter General of the Grand Priory of Poland was held in Gniezno, which also included the ...
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CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES
Care in time of the Covid 19 lockdown
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CHRISTIANITY
SOLEMNITY OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
POPE FRANCIS

ANGELUS

In today’s Gospel, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Mary into Heaven, the Magnificat resounds in the liturgy. This hymn ...
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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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.

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.

Since 1 January 2021 the office of the Spiritual Protector has been vacant.



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