Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem

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Deir Rafat, spiritual lung of the diocese of the Holy Land

Celebrated on 25th October according to the liturgical calendar, the feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Palestine, brings together thousands of faithful each year at the shrine dedicated to her, in Deir Rafat.   Founded by Patriarch...

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From the Holy Land

The Order’s deep bond with the Holy Land is already clearly evident in the Order’s very name: the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.

Knights and Dames of the Order care greatly for the fate of this land, and endeavor to "sustain and aid the charitable, cultural and social works and institutions of the Catholic Church in the Holy Land" (from the OESSH Constitution, article 2).

In this section you will find information on places and communities of the Holy Land, updates regarding the Order’s specific activity, and current news.


In exercising its mission in support of the Christians in the biblical lands, the Order of the Holy Sepulchre spiritually and financially supports structures pertaining to the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem (schools, seminars, centers), both through stable and continuous projects as well as projects that can vary from year to year depending on the needs that are presented to the Grand Magisterium of the Order by the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and by the Reunion of Aid Agencies for the Oriental Churches, ROACO, which depends on the Congregation for Oriental Churches.



Some projects supported by the Order of the Holy Sepulchre in the Holy Land and completed in 2022


Solidarity projects in the Holy Land


The Order stands alongside the Eastern Churches