What is the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem?

• A Catholic chivalric Order of laity and clergy tracing its origins back over 900 years;
• Headquartered in Rome; has about 30,000 knights and ladies worldwide;
• The Western USA Lieutenancy encompasses the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and the Dioceses of San Bernardino, Orange, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, and Honolulu;
• A Papal Order, entrusted by the Holy Father with aiding the Church in the Holy Land;
• The primary support for the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

                                          Pope Francis Greeting Knights and Ladies of the Order

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