The Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus is an ecumenical organization of Christian hospitallers whose spirit goes back to the Holy Land and the Crusades. The Order is one of the smallest of the chivalric orders with a membership numbering approximately 4,500 members in Grand Priories, Grand Bailiwicks, Priories, Bailiwicks, and Delegations in the five continents. The Order's traditional humanitarian activities are in the field of leprosy but its philanthropic activities today have extended to other fields supporting various medical missions in the developing world.

Key moments in the history of the Order

A historical timeline