Welcome to the website 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.
Good Friday Collection Project
We are continuing the Lenten Project which was started last year to support and build on the traditional Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land. Our goals in this are to increase the awareness of the Catholic faithful of the plight of Christians in the Holy Land, and to encourage and increase financial contributions to the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land. The weekly reflections and other materials which have been prepared for use in Lent 2017 are to be found on our Good Friday Collection page. For further information about and/or to participate in this project, please contact the organizers.
2016 and 2017 Investitures
Images from the 2016 Investiture are still available for viewing and purchase on the Photographer's website. A small selection of images from the 2016 Investiture can now also be viewed in our Photo Gallery, and links to videos of some of the talks can be found on our Education Page. More information about the 2017 Indianapolis Investiture can be found on the Investiture website
The Order's Latest Newsletter
The latest (Winter, 2017) edition of the Order's Newsletter is now available — copies will shortly be mailed to all Active Members. This and previous editions of the Newsletter and of the Order's Annual Reports (Annales) are also available from our Order News Page.
Education Pages Update
We have now added an audio recording or Fr Fragomeni's sermon on the occasion of the dedication of the relic altar for Blessed Bartolo Longo, and video recordings of some of the presentations from the 2016 Oak Brook Investiture to those available from the Education Page.
The Lieutenancy's next Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, will be leaving on March 1 and returning on March 12. Please keep the participants in your thoughts and prayers. More information about our Pilgrimages can be found on our Pilgrimage page..
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