Joining the Order means making a life time commitment to witness to the faith, practice Christian life, and carry forward charitable works for the moral and material support of the Christian communities of the Holy Land, always acting with that discretion which distinguishes Christian charitable efforts.

The purpose of joining the Order is to serve the Catholic Church and promote initiatives to preserve the Christian presence in the Holy Land in a dynamic of dialogue and peace with followers of other religious traditions. The purpose of joining the Order is not to become a member of a prestigious organization in order to boast of one’s status or acquire personal benefits and advantages.

Usually, though not always, a candidate is presented by an existing Member of the Order. A period of formation of no less than 12 months is required. If the candidate completes this period successfully, he/she may apply for admission to the Order through the Lieutenancy.

The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

Below is a short video to answer the questions: what does the Order of the Holy Sepulchre do? Who are […]

Commitments of the Order and its individual members

The Order seeks to foster: 1. Personal renunciation through self-discipline, witness to one’s faith and zeal for good. This commitment requires cultivating […]

Members at the Holy Sepulchre

Membership information

The specific mission assigned by the Holy Father to the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (the Order) […]