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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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.


Bethlehem at Christmas Time:
Between Pain and Hope

Because of the pandemic, silence has replaced the joy of waiting in the city of Bethlehem. Nonetheless, “we raise our prayers so that this pandemic will end soon and we can return to normal. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year to everyone.”

A video report from the Christian Media Center.

Click here to watch the 5 minute video.

Click here for the text version.


Support for Bethlehem Families this Season

Announcing a new campaign that lets you enjoy discounted shopping while supporting families in need in the town of our Lord’s birth.

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Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa appointed Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem

October 24, 2020 – His Holiness, Pope Francis has announced the appointment of Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa as the Latin Patriarch in Jerusalem after his service as Apostolic Administrator for a period of four years.

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EOHSJ contributes $3.5 million to COVID-19 relief fund

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Antonian Charitable Society Expresses Gratitude for Grant

Last week, the Western Lieutenancy received a Thank You letter from Vincencio Bellomo, Antonian Charitable Society’s Administrator in Bethlehem, expressing gratitude for the $30,000 grant we provided to purchase medical equipment for elderly residents. 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