The 2022 National Chapter attendees after the Investiture Service in Adelaide at St Francis Xavier Cathedral
The Australian Grand Priory of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem
Under the governance of the 50th Grand Master,
His Excellency Don Francisco de Borbón, Graf von Hardenburg
The Grand Prior of the Order in Australia is
The Hon. Chevalier Gavin L. Fielding AM GCLJ KMLJ
This is about the Grand Priory of Australia, a Jurisdiction of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem under the governance of the Grand Master, His Excellency Don Francisco de Borbon, Graf von Hardenberg GCLJ(J), 50th Grand Master. The Grand Prior of the Grand Priory in Australia is The Hon. Chevalier Gavin Fielding AM GCLJ KMLJ. The Order of Saint Lazarus is an Order of Chivalry. It is wholly Christian, ecumenical, and has Christian unity as an objective. Its members are committed to seek to live their lives with strength, simplicity, and charity in a manner that embodies the Christian spirit that has enlivened the Order for nearly a thousand years. The Order is, in part, a Hospitaller Order and so its objective will always be that members serve to alleviate the plight of the sick and poor, whether they suffer a deficiency in spiritual or physical health or poverty of means to live with dignity. The Order is, in part, a Military Order and so each office-bearer undertakes the duties allotted and becomes the officer primarily responsible for their fulfillment earning the support and active assistance of fellow members.
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Lazarus Letter December 2022
Calendar of Events
2023 NATIONAL CHAPTER
Members are invited to the 2023 National Chapter of the Order, to be held in Canberra from the evening of Thursday, April 20 to Sunday 23 April.
The Chapter will follow the established format.
Please download the following files to register for the National Chapter Meeting:
Invitation from ACT Host Commandery OLJ Nat Chap Invitation 220223
Registration Form OLJ Nat Chap registration form 220223
Registration Guide OLJ Nat Chap registration guide 220223
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN COMMANDERY – To be Advised
ACT COMMANDERY – To be Advised
NSW COMMANDERY -To be Advised
QUEENSLAND COMMANDERY – To be Advised
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN COMMANDERY -To be Advised
TAS COMMANDERY – To be Advised
VICTORIAN COMMANDERY – To be Advised
WESTERN AUSTRALIA COMMANDERY -To be Advised
Aid to Ukraine
Our Grand Chancellor has advised that the Grand Bailiwick of the Czech Republic has organized a humanitarian fundraising effort for Ukraine. One hundred per cent of the proceeds will be used for refugees and for the purchase of humanitarian material. We ask that your jurisdiction help our members of the Order and others from Ukraine. They desperately need our help. The poster below contains the specific details about making a donation, including the bank EUR account number of their jurisdiction: IBAN: CZ68 0300 0000 0002 5493 9405/ SWIFT: CEKOCZPP
The name of the donor, the name of the jurisdiction and the password “Ukraine 2022” must be entered in the payment note. This is a very transparent system, and details of the donations made on behalf of the Order will be circulated on a regular basis. For more information, please contact Chev. Ing. Ondrej M. Farka, KCLJ, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Australian Grand Priory has published a book recording the history of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem in Australia from its earliest years until the present day.
Click here for an overview of the history of the Australian Grand Priory: OLJ Green Book History Blurb
Click here for an order form to buy the book: OLJ Order Form Green Cross Book
For a brochure describing what we do click here:
OLJ Brochure copy
Here is an easy-to-read history of our Order
St Lazarus history Charles George