This website contains general information about the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, with particular reference to its North American Lieutenancies. It is maintained by the Order's North Central US Lieutenancy and is intended primarily as a source of information about the Order for the general public, and of links to the Lieutenancy websites maintained by our own and other US Lieutenancies.
We previously also kept our own Lieutenancy contact and other information on this site, but our non-specific domain name seems to have resulted in our Officers receiving an increasing number of email messages, telephone calls, and (occasionally) even checks which should have been directed to other US Lieutenancies. The Lieutenancy website for the North Central US Lieutenancy is now to be found at http://eohsjnorthcentral.org. If you are looking for specific information about the Order's activities elsewhere in the United States, links to a map showing the territories covered by and links to the websites of all the US Lieutenancies can be found in the dropdown 'Contact Information' menu above and on our Links Page. The Links Page also includes links to the sites of some international Lieutenancies.
A video of Fr David Neuhaus's presentation on the situation of Hebrew-speaking Catholic children in Israel is now available from our Holy Land Page. A third volume in our series of educational booklets containing articles and the text of speeches and statements by many authorities on the problems encountered by Christians in the Holy Land has recently been published, and may also be viewed or downloaded from the Holy Land Page.
Earlier this year, Pope Francis made an official visit to the Holy Land. The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land (the bishops of the different Catholic rites), created a 'Media Commission' to co-ordinate publicity for the visit. The Commission established a website which is intended to be the primary on-line source of information about the Pope's visit It includes transcripts of all the major sermons and addresses which he gave while he was there, and also has links to a great deal of background information about the Holy Land and previous papal visits. Well worth a visit!
A special edition of the Latin Patriarchate's monthly newsletter, Jerusalem, which is referred to below, was published to celebrate the visit.
Since 2011, the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem has been publishing a monthly newsletter, copies of which are made available from our News Pages. The English version of the latest (November, 2014) edition of the newsletter has recently been issued.
If you have been here before, you will see that we have given the site an entirely new look. We hope that you agree that this enhances its appearance. We have made very few changes to its structure or content, so you should still find it easy to locate the information you want. Please take some time to explore it, and let the know about any links which take you to an error page or to somewhere other than you expect, any factual, grammatical, or spelling errors you spot on the site, and/or any other problems you may have browsing it.
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