Welcome to holysepulchre.net!
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.
Looking for the North Central Lieutenancy site?
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.
Pope Francis to visit the Holy Land
Pope Francis is scheduled to make an official visit to the Holy Land on May 24-26, 2014. In preparation for this important event, the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land (the bishops of the different Catholic rites), have created a 'Media Commission' to co-ordinate publicity for it. The Commission has established a new website which is intended to be the primary on-line source of information about the Pope's visit, and already has links to a great deal of background information about the Holy Land and previous papal visits. Well worth a visit!
Since 2011, the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem has been publishing a monthly newsletter, copies of which will be made available from our News Pages. The English version of the latest (March, 2014) edition of the newsletter has recently been issued.
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