Saturday, 30 November 2013

Declaration of Legitimacy

In accordance with the declarations and constitutions of the Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem, and in conformity with the wishes of the Grand Master, Chaplain General and Grand Master Emeritus, the Declaration of Legitimacy has been published and shared with all members and supporters of the Order. (Click the images below to open as a pdf.)

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Requiescant in Pace

The month of November provides ample opportunities to pray for the Faithful Departed, including, of course, Remembrance Sunday.  As Christians we are doing so much more than just remembering -  we are also praying for the souls of the faithful departed.

The church in quiet readiness for Mass.

Solemn Requiem Mass was offered on Saturday in the Church of St Catherine Labouré, Farington, for deceased members and friends of the Order of St Lazarus, for the War Dead and for all the Holy Souls in this month of November.
A number of members of our Grand Priory have had significant bereavements over the past months & they were included especially in our prayers.

Thank you to the ad hoc group of singers who sang the chant of the Mass and created such a prayerful atmosphere. Offering Mass with any of the traditional chant is so dependent on the services of those willing and able to provide music. In this the Grand Priory of Great Britain is admirably blessed by the talents and skill of Chevalier Anthony Dickinson KLJ.

There were many members of the Grand Priory present in their mantles, including our Chaplain General, the Grand Secretary, & Grand Treasurer of the Order.  The Sacred Ministers were all Chaplains of Order; Fr Thomas Wood ChLJ, Fr Damian McCaughan ChLJ, and Fr Mark Lawler SChLJ.  Particular thanks to Canon Amaury Montjean (from St Peter and Paul's, New Brighton) for acting as the MC and to the other servers.


Monday, 4 November 2013

Solemn Requiem Mass for deceased members of the Order of St Lazarus

Solemn Requiem Mass
Saturday November 9th 12 noon
St Catherine's Church, Farington, Leyland

November is the month of the Holy Souls, when we remember before the Lord all those of our family, friends and benefactors who have gone before us to their eternal reward.

The holy sacrifice of the Mass will be offered at 12 noon this Saturday, November 9th, for all deceased members of the Order, their families and friends, and all those countless benefactors who have supported the Order over the centuries. May the Lord grant them eternal rest in His heavenly Kingdom.

Members of the Grand Priory, family & friends are invited to attend holy Mass which will be followed by a buffet lunch to which all are also invited.

Pie Iesu Domine, dona eis requiem. Amen.

Animae omnium fidelium defunctorum per Dei misericordiam 
requiescant in pace. Amen.