The following article was published to the Intermountain Catholic newspaper dated October 30:
At annual meeting, Equestrian Order members pray as violence erupts in the Holy Land
Members of the Western USA Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, assembled for their annual meeting in southern California, awakened on Oct. 7 to the news that violence had broken out in the Holy Land.
The EOHSJ’s mission is to support Christianity in the Holy Land; the organization is charged with this responsibility as a Papal Order.
After hearing the news, the entire assembly was immediately called to pray for the people of Israel and Palestine, including those Christians who face daily challenges even during more peaceful times. The Most Rev. Jose Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles and Grand Prior of the EOHSJ Western Lieutenancy, asked the members to pray throughout the weekend for people affected by the violence.