Who We Are
The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem has its origins dating back to the first crusade and the establishment of the Kingdom of Jerusalem in 1099. It was reconstituted in 1847 when the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem was restored, to provide a regular support of prayer and works for the Christian communities in the Holy Land.
What We Do
Under its Papal constitution, the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre is a legal entity in canon law. As a religious (but not pontifical) Order of Knighthood, it is one of only two such orders recognized by the Holy See (the other is the Sovereign Military Order of Malta).
Your donations are the lifeline to support the Christians in the Holy Land. As a non-profit organisation, your donation will be allocated to specific projects.
‘A leap of faith that became a miracle’. This is how the project to develop the Beit Safafa Housing Project has been described by the Latin Patriarchate.
Please click on the link below to view other projects that we have supported. Towards the end you will see two projects that EOHSJ England & Wales supported in 2015 - the Priest's House at Irbid and the school at Almafraq (we have shown this as Mafraq). We funded the whole of the cost of the Irbid project (€113k) and about one third of the cost of the Mafraq project (total cost was €221k).
Newsletter from Grand Magisterium of the Order, Click Here to access latest and previous newsletters.
The Annales of the Grand Magisterium of the Order, Click Here
Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem latest news, Click Here
For information covering events in the Holy Land, Click Here
Thank you from Gaza.
The Knights of the Holy Sepulchre international appeal raises £40,000 to help the people in Gaza after the recent hostilities.
Bethlehem University. In addition to the donations made to Bethlehem University during pilgrimages, the Lieutenancy has for many years made a much-appreciated annual contribution of "GBP 7,500 to the University for a scholarship." Read more...
The Jerusalem Ball held in October 2014 proved to be a great success raising £10,000. Our appreciation goes to all those who attended the Ball and especially to those involved with organising the event. Particular thanks goes to those who generously donated auction and raffle prizes.
The celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of the re-formation of the Order in England and Wales took place in Warwick on 3rd and 4th July 2014. Warwick is the site of the first Priory of the Holy Sepulchre outside Jerusalem; it was established in 1109 by the first Earl of Warwick. Read more...