On January 24, the Order of St Lazarus’ Grand Commandery of the South (Grand Priory of America) observed the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity by gathering together with the congregation of St Mary’s Assumption Roman Catholic Church in New Orleans’ historic Lower Garden District. As our ecumenical Order is particularly interested in the realization of Christian unity, we use Unity Sunday each year to worship with a different Christian tradition.
In order to commemorate and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Grand Priory of Finland a History was published at the Knight´s Day in November in Helsinki.
The book in Finnish, Swedish and with an English summary, is written by Tuomas Hoppu and deals both with the background to the foundation of the Order in Finland, its first years and the activities that later on became the backbone of the work of the Order in the country.
Bernard Grothues, MLJ wrote a nice article of his experiences during the investiture in 2014 of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem in The Netherlands which was held on 3 and 4 October 2014 in Echteld.
You can find the article in den Download section:
The Grand Master met His Eminence Cardinal D. Alberto Suárez Inda in Madrid last October 27th. The Cardinal and his assistant, Father D. Salvador Carrera visited Madrid after spending a few weeks in Rome at the bishop's synod. His Eminence has been a member of the Order since 1997 and was granted the Ecclesiastical Grand Cross during the last investiture of the Grand Priory of America held in New Orleans. Cardinal Suárez Inda is Archbishop in Morelia (Mexico) and was appointed a Cardinal by Pope Francis on January 4th 2015.
The Order's Grand Commander recently visited the St. Lazarus House in Bergheim and the new Lazarus Children and Day Care Center, accepting an invitation from the HGP-EU's Grand Prior.
The Humanitarian Grand Priory in the European Union's (GP-EU) represented by its Grand Prior, the Chev. Klaus-Peter Pokolm togehter with Chev. Bernd Hinz KCLJ recently hosted a visit by the Grand Commander of the Order, the Chev. Dr. Ron Hendricks.