The Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem (English)  

Orden Militar y Hospitalaria de San Lázaro de Jerusalén (Spanish)

Militärischer und Hospitalischer Orden des Heiligen Lazarus von Jerusalem (German)

Ordre Militaire et Hospitalier de Saint-Lazare de Jérusalem (French)

Ordem Militar e Hospitalária de Sao Lázaro de Jerusalém (Portuguese)

Ordine Militare Ospitaliero di San Lazzaro di Gerusalemme (Italian)

Militaire en Hospitaal Orde van St. Lazarus van Jeruzalem (Netherlands)

Vojenského a Špitálního Rádu Rytírű sv. Lazara Jeruzalémského (Czech)

Vojnicki i Bolnicki Red Sv. Lazara Jeruzalemskog (Croatian)

Jeruzsálemi Szent Lázár Katonai és Kórházi Lovagrend (Hungarian)

Militära och Hospitalära Sankt Lazarus Orden av Jerusalem (Swedish)

Militćre og Hospitalićre orden av St. Lazarus av Jerusalem (Norwegian)

Rycerski i Szpitalny Zakon Swietego Lazarza z Jerozolimy (Polish)  

Ordinul Militar şi Ospitalier al sf. Lazăr din Ierusalim (Romanian)

Ordo Militaris et Hospitalis Sancti Lazari Hierosolymitani (Latin)

Today the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem under the patronage of the Crown of France is the only chivalric Christian institution of the different groups with a "fons honorum". The Order consists at present of two branches, the Obedience of Boigny with its headquarters in Switzerland, and the Obedience of Malta with its Grand Chancellery on Malta. Although today divided into two separate administered branches, it continues its 900 year-old tradition through the dedication and concerted efforts of approx. 2500 members throughout the world, living in all continents, carrying out works of Christian charity under the banner of St. Lazarus. Both branches are under the supreme headhip of H.R.H. Charles-Philippe Prince d'Orléans, Duke of Anjou, elected 49th Grand Master.

The Order's appeal lies in its long history, its strong religious affiliation and its heartfelt commitment to alleviating suffering, particularly that of the young, the elderly, the handicapped and those afflicted with leprosy and other life-threatening diseases of the modern age. Dedication to those high ideals binds these men and women together in the ancient tradition of Christian chivalry.

Today members of the Order of Saint Lazarus are active in the Republic of Argentina, in Australia, in the Republic of Austria, the Kingdom of Belgium, the Federal Republic of Brazil, in the Republic of Croatia, the Czech Republic, the Kingdom of Denmark, the Republic of France, the Federal Republic of Germany, the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, in Hong Kong S.A.R. of the PR China, in the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Ireland, the Republic of Italy, the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Republic of Malta, on the Isle of Man, in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in New Zealand, in the Kingdom of Norway, the Republic of Romania, the Federal Republic of Serbia & Montenegro, the Republic of Slovakia, the Kingdom of Spain, the Kingdom of Sweden, in the Swiss Confederation, and in the United States of America.

Last update 25 03  2005