The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem is a Catholic order of chivalry commissioned to support the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and the Christian presence in the Holy Land.


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Pray the Rosary!

Each of the 9 Areas in the Western Lieutenancy
gather together to pray the Rosary.

Click here to contact your Area Councillor for more information and to join!

Special Announcement:
Grand Magisterium’s COVID-19 Humanitarian Support Fund

Letter from the Grand Master:

(Click here for a PDF copy of Cardinal Filoni’s letter)

The Western Lieutenancy has been blessed with a tremendous response to the Grand Magisterium’s COVID-19 Humanitarian Support Fund appeal. Over $100,000 has been raised thus far!

Please consider giving a contribution to this special fund, no amount is too small.

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; His love is everlasting.”

Click here to make a credit card or direct debit contribution to the Humanitarian Fund

 Important Announcement about the 2020 Annual Meeting

New Website Created for EOHSJ Members in North America

The North America website ( was created to focus on three key areas:

  • To consolidate many sources of information about the Order and its works into a single location to make it easy for our Members to find it.
  • To help all Members in personal spiritual development by offering and sharing resources, including presentations, prayers, and videos.
  • To evangelize the good works of the Order to all Catholics, especially to those potentially interested in joining us.

Click here to read the full announcement.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Message

Dear Fellow Knights and Dames,

On Ash Wednesday, we received ashes as a reminder that we belong to God and will return to Him.  We talked about what we were “giving up” for Lent, chocolate, wine, or perhaps the opposite, doing something more spiritual.  Little did we realize that our Lenten journey would take on an entirely different direction and meaning.  We’ve been asked to make changes in our daily lives, not go out, stay at home. Unsettling times for sure.

We have cancelled the Mid Year meetings and other events scheduled for March and are evaluating those scheduled for April and May. Following the guidelines set forth by your Diocese and local government, your Area Councillors will be in contact regarding future events.  If you have any questions, please let us know.

In this Sunday’s gospel, Jesus stops at the well and asks for water from the Samaritan woman. During these challenging times, we remember that God is our living water, giving us strength.  He calls us to Him, to rely on Him, that He is the center of our lives.

As members of Holy Sepulchre, we are called to serve, help our fellow Christians in the Holy Land. That call to serve includes all our fellow man.  Today, our world needs His strength.  We pray for God’s guidance and send our prayers to all who are suffering, whether it be over the loss of a loved one, their own health, or uncertainty over the future.

May Our Blessed Mother hold us in her arms as she did her suffering son.

Deus Lo Vult,

H.E. Margaret Romano, DGCHS
Western Lieutenancy


On January 28, President Trump unveiled a proposal for long-term peace in the Middle East.

Click here to see a comment by Patriarchs and Heads of Jerusalem Churches.

Click here to see the reaction of the Catholic Ordinaries of Holy Land.

Click here to see an overview and the details of the plan on the White House website.