• Humanitarian

    Fighting for the poor
  • Humanitarian

    Fighting for the poor
  • History

    Looking back on a long tradition
  • Ecumenical

    Bringing Christians together


Et cum Lazaro quondam paupere æternam habeas requiem.


Klaus-Dieter Herbst dedicated his life to the community of our Order. For more than 20 years he tirelessly served his Order as Insignia Keeper, as Treasurer, as Referendary and finally as Chancellor of the Grand Bailiwick of Germany. Warm-hearted and cheerful, he was close to the people – to those in need of our hospitaller help as well as to those whom he encouraged and inspired to provide this help. As a Protestant Christian, he passionately advocated the ecumenical path of the community of our Order. Living unity in diversity was what he understood as the objective and purpose of his work. With his great organisational skills, he played a decisive role in shaping the public image of our Order.


His commitment to Saint Lazarus was unconditional and exemplary, commendable and chivalrous.
He will be greatly missed.


We are under obligation to honour his memory and continue his work. Our prayers and thoughts are with his wife, our consœur Gabriele Herbst.


Prof. Dr. Ingo Reichard
Bailiff of the Grand Bailiwick of Germany

Clemens Stroetmann, State Secretary (Ret’d.)
Bailiff em. and Chairman of Lazarus e.V.

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