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The Global Lazarite Presence


The largest international confraternity of Lazarite brothers and sisters - 14,000 strong

In the enclosed map of the world, the countries highlighted in Lazarite Green refer to countries and jurisdictions wherein the United Grand Priories is represented by means of a Grand Priory, Grand Commandery, Commandery or Delegation of the Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem. In some of these countries, the Grand Priories of the Order are presently 'in formation', meaning that the Lazarite delegations and Commanderies in the region in question will be formally upgraded and consecrated into Grand Priories by decree of the Supreme Grand Priory of the Order.

The countries highlighted in Light Green refer to countries and jurisdictions wherein the United Grand Priories of the Order is represented by means of its sister affiliated organizations: the Special Rescue Group of the Saint Lazarus Corps, the Sacred Medical Order of the Knights of Hope and Humanity Healing International. These chivalric organizations operate in countries as diverse as Bolivia, Egypt, India, Ireland, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand and Venezuela.

As of January 2016, the United Grand Priories is physically present in 72 consecrated and registered jurisdictions in 63 countries. Additionally, its sister affiliated organizations are also present by means of representatives in a further 19 countries. Truly an international confraternity of Lazarites!


The United Grand Priories of the Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem is led by its democratically elected Supreme Grand Prior, H. E. Richard Comyns of Ludston GCLJ GCMLJ. The Supreme Grand Prior is also the head of the Grand Priory of Scotland of the Order.

 

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The President of the Ethiopian Crown Council,
His Imperial Highness Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile-Selassie, the grandson of Emperor Haile-Selassie.

In July 2013, in a simple ceremony in Washington DC, Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie joined the Companionate of Merit of the Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem with the highest rank possible for a civilian: as Knight Grand Cross of Merit of the Order. Chevalier Christopher Buck, from the US Grand Priory, was selected by the Supreme Grand Priory to give the instrument of appointment and accompanying Lazarite insignia to His Imperial Highness and the Grand Chancery of the Order duly appointed him as Honorary Grand Prior of the Grand Priory of Ethiopia.

 

Nevis Medical School & Investiture Mission operated by
the Sacred Medical Order of the Knights of Hope

 

The United Grand Priories of the Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem, apart from the mentioned international chivalric and Hospitaller organizations which are its members, operate in six continents, within 63 different countries and 72 different jurisdictions all under the Supreme Grand Priory of the Order.

Grand Officers of the United Grand Priories of the Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem in the April 2012 International Lazarite Symposium discussing the operations of the various jurisdictions of the Order around the world. These international initiatives create the largest Lazarite platform worldwide for members of the Order from all the parts of the globe to congregate and discuss the challenges of 21st century Hospitaller work. The 2014 International Lazarite Symposium was held in Saint Kitts and Nevis Island in June 2014, and the 2016 International Lazarite Symposium was organized in Florida (January) and Malta (April/May).

 

Our Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem is registered as a Non Governmental Organisation
within the United Nations Organisation and also within the European Commission and various bodies operating under the Council of Europe.

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Representatives of the Grand Chancellery of the Order at the United Nations

 


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Our Structure

The United Grand Priories of the Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem was established in 1995 as a chivalric organization emulating the noble ideals of the medieval but extinct Order of Saint Lazarus. In that year, the Grand Priories of England and Scotland combined to create this new Lazarite organization. Today, the Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus continues its Hospitaller and philanthropic work in 72 different jurisdictions around the world and is spread in six continents.

There are other regions which include members of the Order but who are not yet numerous enough to create their own Commanderies, Grand Commanderies, Priories or Grand Priories. All these, together with the respective regional Delegations listed hereunder, form part of the Grand Priory of the International Lazarites and are duly represented in the Supreme Grand Priory of the Order by means of the former Grand Priory representatives. The Sacred Medical Order of the Knights of Hope and the Special Rescue Group of the Saint Lazarus Corps are also fully represented in the Supreme Grand Priory of the Order since all these chivalric organizations and international Hospitaller operations have unanimously opted to join the United Grand Priories of the Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem. In January 2014, Humanity Healing International, a 501c3 NGO based in the United States and operating primarily in the African continent and Indian sub-continent, also became a fully fledged independent member of the United Grand Priories.

Lazarite Blood Donation Activity held by the Order in Slovakia
together with the Municipality of Zlote Morovce

The biggest ever gathering of Lazarite Hospitallers in these last decades – The International Lazarite Symposium organised by the United Grand Priories in April 2012

Our constant Hospitaller work and our commitment to furthering our goal of philanthropic work as per the needs of the region in question around the world has made the United Grand Priories of the Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem, one of the biggest, if not the biggest, Lazarite organization world – wide. It proudly boasts of the respect of the highest authorities in all the continents and its Hospitaller work has been publicly applauded in various jurisdictions spanning the globe. Its 14,000 membership includes the representation of most of the world’s largest Christian denominations, including Bishops, Prelates, Monsignors, Canons, Parish Priests and other ecclesiastics. Members also include missionaries, volunteer workers, executives and the management of nongovernmental organizations, middle and top management and business executives, army and navy and air force personnel and officers, international personalities, mayors, public officers, members of parliament, nobility and other distinguished Confreres and Consoeurs.

Regardless of one’s social standing, membership into the Order immediately infers to all one’s dedication to work on a voluntary basis in order to increase Hospitaller and philanthropic work under the Lazarite banner in the 21st century. The growth of the Order worldwide is solely due to this constant vision of enhancing our positive energies worldwide without the need for personal gratification and glorification; it is indeed a universal team effort.

 

North America:  
Aruba The Priory of Aruba (in Formation - under the Grand Priory of the Netherlands)
Canada The Grand Priory of Canada
Cuba The Grand Priory of Cuba
Curacao The Priory of Curacao
Dominican Republic The Grand Priory of the Dominican Republic (in Formation)
Haiti

The Grand Priory of Haiti (in Formation)

Jamaica

The Grand Priory of Jamaica

Mexico The Grand Priory of Mexico (in Formation)
Puerto Rico The Priory of Puerto Rico (under the Grand Priory of the US)
Saint Kitts and Nevis Island The Grand Priory of Saint Kitts and Nevis Island
United States of America The Grand Priory of the United States of America
South America:  
Argentina The Grand Priory of Argentina
Brazil The Grand Priory of Brazil
Colombia The Grand Priory of Colombia
Ecuador The Grand Priory of Ecuador
Peru The Grand Priory of Peru (in Formation)
Uruguay The Grand Priory of Uruguay (in Formation)
Europe:  
Armenia The Grand Priory of Armenia
Austria The Grand Priory of Austria
Belgium The Delegation of Belgium
Bosnia Herzegovina Grand Priory of Bosnia Herzegovina (in formation)
Czech Republic The Grand Priory of the Czech Republic (in Formation)
Denmark The Grand Priory of Denmark
England The Grand Priory of England
Estonia The Delegation of Estonia
Finland The Grand Priory of Finland (in Formation)
France The Grand Commandery of France
Germany The Grand Priory of Germany
Gozo The Grand Priory of Gozo
Greece The Delegation of Greece
Hungary The Grand Priory of Hungary
Isle of Man The Priory of the Isle of Man (under the Grand Priory of England)
Italy The Grand Priory of Italy
Macedonia The Grand Priory of Macedonia (in formation)
Malta The Grand Priory of Malta
Moldova The Grand Priory of Moldova (in Formation)
Montenegro The Grand Priory of Montenegro
The Netherlands The Grand Priory of the Netherlands (in Formation)
Norway The Grand Priory of Norway (in Formation)
Poland The Grand Priory of Poland (in Formation)
Portugal The Delegation of Portugal
Romania The Grand Priory of Romania (in Formation)
Russia The Grand Priory of Russia
Scotland The Grand Priory of Scotland
Serbia The Grand Priory of Serbia
Sicily The Grand Priory of Sicily
Slovakia The Grand Priory of Slovakia
Spain The Grand Priory of Spain (in Formation)
Sweden The Grand Priory of Sweden (in Formation)
Switzerland The Grand Priory of Switzerland (in Formation)
Ukraine The Grand Priory of Ukraine
Wales The Delegation of Wales
Africa:  
Botswana The Grand Priory of Botswana (in Formation)
Congo The Grand Priory of Congo
Ethiopia The Grand Priory of Ethiopia
Ghana The Grand Priory of Ghana
Kenya The Grand Priory of Kenya
Libya The Commandery of Tripolitania
Rwanda The Grand Priory of Rwanda
South Africa The Grand Priory of South Africa
Uganda The Grand Priory of Uganda
United Arab Emirates The Delegation of the United Arab Emirates
Asia:  
China The Grand Priory of China
Indonesia The Grand Priory of Indonesia
Japan The Delegation of Japan
Kazakhstan The Delegation of Kazakhstan
Pakistan The Grand Priory of Pakistan
Singapore The Delegation of Singapore
Australia and Oceania  
Australia The Delegation of Australia
International:  
  The Grand Priory of the International Lazarites
 

Saint Lazarus Corps – Special Rescue Group

 

Sacred Medical Order of the Knights of Hope

  Humanity Healing International


Click on the chapter ‘The Grand Priories’ to know more about the operations in the various regions of Lazarite activities.

 

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