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.
Following the retirement of Governor General Agostino Borromeo, who has served the Order in this capacity for over 8 years, the Order's Grand Master, Cardinal Edwin O'Brien, has announced the appointment of Ambassador Count Leonardo Visconti di Modrone, KGCHS, as his successor.
Ambassador Visconti was born in Milano February 3, 1947. He graduated from the University of Milano in 1970 with a degree in Economics and Commerce. He began his career in the Italian diplomatic service in 1971 and was appointed Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly in 1973, where he was posted until 1977. Ambassador Visconti has served his county in Egypt, Great Britain, Albania, Austria and the European Union. In 1994, he coordinated the G-7 meeting in Naples, Italy and he is charged with organizing the upcoming G-7 meeting in Taormina, Sicily , which is taking place this month. Ambassador Visconti is married and has three daughters. He has served on the Grand Magisterium for about three years.
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