The spirituality of the Equestrian Order of the
Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
The word "spirituality" is not one that is generally understood. For those who do understand what the word means, its application to themselves appears puzzling. To those persons who are or who wish to become members of the Order the idea of personally committing themselves to the "spirituality" of the Order seems daunting.
What is required to achieve an understanding of and a commitment to the spirituality of the Order is firstly knowledge of what is the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.
The Equestrian (the word comes from the Latin word: equites meaning knight which was a rank below that of the patres/patricians in ancient Rome and is reckoned as being the equivalent to what to-day might be called "middle-class" as distinct from" aristocratic") - Order is a public and lay association within the Catholic Church of men and women who belong to the Catholic Church. The special distinguishing feature of the Order is the commitment of its members to the Holy Land.