Past Events

The Grand Bailiwick of the Czech republic and the Grand Priory Slovakia invites Postulants, Members and their guests to a joint investiture of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem.

The Investiture will take place in the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul in Brno - Czech Republic (GPS: 49.1910069N, 16.6074956E) on 16th September 2023.
Further organizational details will be added by the end of August

On 28 and 29 July 2023 the German Grand Bailiwick will celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Order in Germany in the city of Gotha with a colourful programme and in the presence of our Grand Master. The Grand Bailiff Chev. Clemens Stroetmann GCLJ cordially invites you to this event.
You can download the programme including the registration form here. You can also register easily at

 In 1223 Landgrave Ludwig IV of Thuringia founded the Hospital of Mary Magdalene in Gotha. Until the Reformation, the Order of St. Lazarus cared for the sick here, in its first commandery on German soil. We commemorate this occasion.

The Grand Prior of Italy is pleased to invite Members and friends of the Order to a national Investiture ceremony on Sunday 25 June 2023

The Grand Priory of America is planning a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, from April 20-30, 2023. 

This initiative by the Grand Priory of America aims to circle the earth with light and prayer on World Leprosy Day

On Friday 2 December the Hellenic Grand Priory will celebrate a Vigil and Evening Prayer with the Blessing of the Arms at the Catholic Church of Saint John the Baptist at Paleo Psychiko, The Investiture Service and Formal Dinner in one of the 5* Hotels of Athens will take place the following day (Saturday 3 December).

Full details will follow as soon as they are available.

The Grand Priory of America is pleased to announce the arrangements for its 2022 Grand Prioral Council weekend, which will take place in Washington DC from Thursday 1 – Sunday 4 September.

Further information can be downloaded here.

This year, after the COVID 19 emergency, the ceremonies of admission and investiture in the Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem will resume at the Abbey Basilica of San Martino delle Scale.

The Prayer Vigil will begin at 7.30 pm on 11 June and will be presided over by Msgr. Michele Pennisi, Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Monreale, Ecclesiastical Grand Prior of the Order and Senior Chaplain of the Grand Bailiwick of Sicily. The solemn investiture will take place the next day, June 12, starting at 11.15 am.


“Recalling the Past, Embracing the Future”

60th Anniversary of the Order in Canada

It is with great pleasure that you are invited to the long-awaited Chapter General of the Grand Priory of Canada, in Niagara Falls, Ontario. We will gather from Thursday May 12 to Sunday May 15 being mindful of public health restrictions but prayerful that our meetings will be both blessed and a blessing.