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    The Feast of St. Lazarus
    Lazarus, the friend of Jesus, the brother of Martha and Mary, was the one of whom the Jews said, “See how much he loved him.” In their sight Jesus raised his friend Lazarus from the dead. Legends abound about the life of Lazarus after the death...

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  • CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES


    Cardinal Duka blessed the minibus for the Children's Psychiatric Hospital in Opařany
    Dominik Cardinal Duka, OP, Archbishop of Prague and Chaplain General of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, visited on Wednesday November 7, 2018 Children's...

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  • CHRISTIANITY


    WORLD DAY OF THE POOR
    HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS Let us look at three things Jesus does in today’s Gospel. First: while it is still day, he “leaves”. He leaves the crowds at the height of his success, acclaimed for his multiplication of the loaves. Though the...

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  • WORLDWIDE ALERT


    Foreign debt in Africa: a sword of Damocles on millions of poor
    The foreign debt that Sub-Saharan African Countries have accumulated over the past few years is an unresolved issue. After the great abolitionist campaign, promoted on the occasion of the Great Jubilee of 2000,...

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LIFE OF THE ORDER
The Feast of St. Lazarus
Lazarus, the friend of Jesus, the brother of Martha and Mary, was the one of whom the Jews said, “See how much he loved him.” In their sight Jesus raised his friend Lazarus from the dead.

Legends ...
read more

CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES
Cardinal Duka blessed the minibus for the Children's Psychiatric Hospital in Opařany
Dominik Cardinal Duka, OP, Archbishop of Prague and Chaplain General of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, visited on Wedne...
read more

CHRISTIANITY
WORLD DAY OF THE POOR
HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

Let us look at three things Jesus does in today’s Gospel.

First: while it is still day, he “leaves”. He leaves the crowds at the height of his succe...
read more

WORLDWIDE ALERT
Foreign debt in Africa: a sword of Damocles on millions of poor
The foreign debt that Sub-Saharan African Countries have accumulated over the past few years is an unresolved issue. After the great abolitionist campaign, promoted on the oc...
read more


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The Order of Saint Lazarus is a confraternity of Christian faithful who profess their commitment to our Lord Jesus Christ. The three pillars of the Order are charity, spirituality and tradition.

Charity | The fundamental purpose of the Order of Saint Lazarus and its members is to help the poor, the sick, the most in need and those who are not able to care for themselves. This is the priority of its members and every effort is made to unite the whole Order for this objective.

Spirituality | Members of the Order of Saint Lazarus work towards Christian unity. As it is the only ecumenical Order in the world, Christian members pray together, work together, act together and share the spirit of the Christian family, which is so important to this mission.

Tradition | The Order of Saint Lazarus is one of the oldest Orders of Christian chivalry. By respecting this heritage, its members adapt the mission to the challenges of the 21st century. It is because of the past that we can build the future.

Today the Order of Saint Lazarus consists of members from different nationalities, different backgrounds and different religions. In their commitment to the Order they all have one thing in common: the desire to help others in accordance with Christian virtues and chivalry. To achieve this we must: 

- Reach out with compassion to those who need our help.
- Open our minds to the reality of the world around us.
- Behave at all times as true and humble Christians.
- Act as model citizens within the society in which we live.
- Serve, without personal ambition, those who are most in need throughout the world.

Today, members of the Order of Saint Lazarus can be confident in looking to the future by drawing on almost one thousand years of history. We are the Order of Saint Lazarus: yesterday, today and tomorrow. By living up to the example of Christian morality, we affirm the legitimacy of our actions.

The Order of Saint Lazarus and its members go forward in the name of Almighty God, the Virgin Mary and Saint Lazarus.

Jan Count Dobrzenský z Dobrzenicz
Grand Master of the Order of Saint Lazarus

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