|Prayer of the Knights.
In memory of the five wounds
that we carry
on our insignia
we pray to You.
Give us the strength to love
all beings of the world
that Our Father has created;
and, more so,
Free our souls
from partiality, from egoism
and from cowardice
so that we can be worthy
of your sacrifice of love.
Let Your Holy Spirit fall upon us all,
the Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulchre,
so that it may render us
as convinced and sincere ambassadors
of Peace and Love
among our brothers and sister
and, especially, among all those
who do not believe in You.
Give us Faith
to face all the problems
of everyday life
and to deserve the day
to approach Your presence humbly
but without fear.
Lord Jesus, who has willed to call
me to the Ranks of the Equestrian Order
of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, I
humbly ask You, by the
intercession of the most Blessed Virgin
Mary, of Saint Joseph, Saint Peter, Saint
Paul and all the Saints, to help me to
remain faithful to the traditions of our
Order, in practicing and defending the
Catholic, Apostolic and Roman Religion
against impiety and in exercising
charity to my Neighbor and above all
to the poor and sick in the Holy
Land. Grant to me and my confreres the grace to support by prayer and
sacrifice the maintenance of the Holy
Places and the work of His Beatitude the
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem. Give me
the strength to be able to execute these
desires with a truly Christian spirit, for
The Glory of God, the peace of the world,
and the good of the Equestrian Order
of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.
Our Lady, Queen of Palestine, Pray for us and all the peoples of the Lands made sacred by your Son's Life, Death, and Resurrection. AMEN.
|The Nature of Membership
An Article by H.E. Russell Kendall on the Importance of the Work of the Order in the Holy Land
Study of the Situation in the Bethlehem Area
Investiture Speech (1999) by Bro. David Carroll, FSC, Ph.D.
Various Insignia of the Order
History of the Order
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