Journey of the Grand Master and the Governor General to the Holy Land

22 December 2023

Please see below for the press release.

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Consulta 2023

21 December 2023

The Consulta is the advisory body of the Cardinal Grand Master. Its proposals are part of the decision-making process on the most important issues concerning the Order.Every four years, under the chairmanship of the Cardinal Grand Master, all the highest offices of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre (the Grand Magisterium with the Lieutenants and Magistral Delegates), together with a representative of the Secretariat of State and one from the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, meet to discuss and reflect on common issues concerning the life of the Order in all its peripheral structures.The Consulta in 2023 focused on the […]

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Recollection Day Sunday 15 October 2023

19 October 2023

EOHSJ members meet twice a year at St Francis Retreat Centre in Auckland to spend time discussing and reflecting on a Conference paper delivered by our Chaplains as well as celebrating Mass and coming together for lunch. Fr Anthony Malone, OFM, KCHS led the Recollection Day using the Study Guide of Laudato Si, the encyclical of Pope Francis. He also spent time explaining Laudato Deum: the pope’s cry for a response to the climate crisis. Members broke off into small groups, each looking at different sections of Laudato Si and then reporting back to the whole group. Participants recognized the […]

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World Youth Day Lisbon 2023: Through the Eyes of a Young Aspirant

7 September 2023

Praise be to our Lord Jesus Christ! My name is Jacob Anithottam, I am an aspirant of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem in New Zealand, currently on the path to be invested into the order in November 2023. I was given the great opportunity to take part in World Youth Day 2023, the international call of the Church to young delegates from around the world, to celebrate the Catholic heritage we hold dear in our lives. I wish to provide a report of my first-hand experience and my thoughts about WYD 2023 Lisbon. Image 1: An […]

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Bishop Stephen Lowe officially take ups the role of Grand Prior

22 August 2022

Aug 22, 2022 Members of the New Zealand Magistral Delegation gathered at a special ceremony on Sunday 3 July 2022, to witness Bishop Stephen Lowe, newly appointed Bishop of Auckland, officially take up the additional role of Grand Prior to be the spiritual guide of the New Zealand members of the Order and to assist the Magistral Delegate. Bishop Lowe, a chaplain in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, had been appointed Grand Prior of the New Zealand Magistral Delegation for a four-year term by Cardinal Fernando Filoni, the Order’s Grand Master, in January. He succeeds Bishop […]

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