Welcome to the website of the North Central Lieutenancy!

Geographical extent of the North Central Lieutenancy

Welcome to the website of the North Central USA Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. The geographical area covered by the North Central Lieutenancy is shown in the image to the right — it includes the States of Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. If you are looking for information about the Order's activities elsewhere in the United States, links to a map showing the territories covered by and to the websites of other US Lieutenancies can be found on the dropdown 'Contacts & Links' menu above, and general information about the Order can be found on www.holysepulchre.net, a site that we also manage.

Changes to Education Pages

We have added links from the Member Education Page to a page of Lenten Good Friday Reflections. These have been prepared by a group of our Members as part of a project to increase public awareness of the plight of the Christians in the Holy Land and to promote the Good Friday Collection for the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land. We are offering them for general use and for publication in diocesan and archdiocesan newspapers and magazines and in parish bulletins throughout our Lieutenancy to increase our fellow Catholics' knowledge of the Holy Land and to encourage their support for the Holy Sites and the “Living Stones” of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

We have also added video recordings of two of the presentations from the Columbus Investiture to those available from the Education Page, and we have updated the presentation software used to display the videos that are available from there and added options to display high definition versions (if your internet connection is fast enough), and/or to download the video files for local viewing.

2016 Pilgrimage

Bookings have now closed for the Lieutenancy's next Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, which will take place from February 10 through 20, 2016. More information about our Pilgrimages can be found on our Pilgrimage page.

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The Order's Newsletter

The latest (October, 2015) edition of the Order's newsletter is now available. Previous editions of this publication and of the Order's Annales publication can also be viewed or downloaded from our Order News page.

2016 Investiture

Our 2015 Investiture in Columbus, OH, is now past, and preparations for the 2016 Investiture in Oak Brook, IL, are well under way. Please see the Investiture website for further information about the next Investiture and a link to purchase photographs from the Columbus event. A small selection of images from Columbus can now also be viewed in our Photo Gallery, and links to videos of the talks from the Sunday morning can be found on our Education Page.

Members' Area

The Members' Area is available for Registration and browsing. You will normally need to be a Member of the North Central Lieutenancy to access this area.

Other Notices

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