• 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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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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