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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2021 Annual Meeting Registration is Now Open!

Greetings fellow Knights and Dames!

It’s with great joy that we invite you to our Annual Meeting “Upon This Rock” in Las Vegas, Nevada! We’ve missed so much this past 1½ years; we encourage you to take this opportunity to come together for spiritual renewal and community.

Join us for this weekend of beautiful liturgies first at the Traveler’s Mass and then at Holy Spirit Church. Reflect on the blessings we enjoy at our Retreats. Celebrate watching our Promotees who show their devotion to Holy Sepulchre rise in rank, remember our fellow members who have passed, and welcome our 90 new Investees as they become members of our wonderful Order!

From our Retreats and Liturgies, to golf, a hike, and dinners, the Annual Meeting Committee is hard at work organizing this wonderful weekend.

Click here to download the PDF file containing the details and links to Registration, Hotel Booking, Retreats, and all the additional activities we have planned in beautiful Las Vegas.

We look forward to seeing you! Deus lo Vult!

H.E. Dame Margaret Romano, DGCHS
Lieutenant


Reflections from the Holy Land
Easter Greetings

“As we advanced into Holy Week, the various traditions and religious celebrations reminded us again of the centrality of this week to the Christian faith as Easter is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus from the tomb.”

Sami El-Yousef
Chief Executive Officer, Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Click here to read the entire letter.


Easter Greeting from the Seminary of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem

On Easter we pass from darkness to light, from death to life and we pray that it will help us to overcome all our difficulties.

Attached please find a video greeting from the family of the Seminary of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem for Easter. Please share this Easter greeting with your confreres, the Knights and Ladies to whom we are greatly indebted.

Wishing you all the best and you all remain in our prayers.

Christ is Risen. Happy Easter.

Fr. Yacoub Rafidi
Rector
Seminary of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem
Easter 2021

Click here to watch this short video. 

 


Homily of Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa: Solemnity of the Annunciation 2021 

“An invitation not to flee from the real”
Homily for Solemnity of the Annunciation 
Nazareth, March 25, 2021
By Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa, leader of the Roman Catholic community in the Holy Land

Click here to read the entire homily and view pictures of the celebration.


Stations of the Cross – 
The Via Dolorosa of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Please join with us this Friday April 2 to walk the virtual Way of the Cross presented by members of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem Western USA Lieutenancy.

Our Good Friday virtual Stations of the Cross reflection is presented by the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem Western USA Lieutenancy in association with Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Las Vegas, Nevada.
 
The 15 Stations of the Cross in the video are located on the campus of Holy Spirit Church. They were sculpted by the Atesanos Don Bosco under the artistic direction of Mirko Condonotti.
 
 
Prayerfully follow Jesus as He carries His Cross to Calvary and toward the glory of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday.

A Message from the
Vice Governor General,
North America 

Our Order can be a light in this difficult time: not only to nourish our personal spiritual relationship with the Father, but to manifest to our friends, neighbors, and community that Jesus is truly with us in the world today.

Click here to read the entire letter.


 

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