Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem of Canada-AtlanticLieutenant of the Order for Canada-Atlantic: H.E. Trudy L. Comeau, DCHS (LCHS)
The Unquiet Monk: Thomas Merton’s Questing Faith by Dr. Michael Higgins, PhD., KCHS. Sir Michael has offered to come to Halifax and give a lecture entitled “Thomas Merton: A Spiritual Guide for Our Perplexing Times” which will be co-sponsored by our Lieutenancy and the publisher, Novalis. Please plan to attend the event at 7 PM on April 23, 2015 at Canadian Martyrs Church Hall, 5900 Inglis Street, Halifax. This year celebrates 100 years since the birth of Thomas Merton and this promises to be an engaging evening with a Q &A immediately following the lecture.
The Formal Installation of our new Lieutenant, H.E. Trudy Comeau, DCHS, took place on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 10 AM at St Mary’s Basilica Cathedral, Halifax. Our Grand Prior, His Grace Most Rev. Anthony Mancini, KGOHS, and Archbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth, presided at the Installation; and, our Priest Knights con-celebrated the Mass with our Grand Prior.
This marked the first time that any Lieutenant in Canada is female; and, Her Excellency is only the fifth female Lieutenant in the history of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.
H.E. Mr. Patrick Powers, Vice Governor General of the Order, represented the Grand Master and the Grand Magisterium at the formal Installation and he was assisted by H.E. Stewart LeForte, who was named a Lieutenant of Honour.
The Ladies and Knights of the Equestrian (Knightly) Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem are pleased to greet you in the name of our Crucified and Risen Lord. We invite you to explore both the history and the mission of this Order of Chivalry
By visiting this site, we hope you will have some idea of the relevance of being a Knight or Lady of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre. The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre is one of the few Orders of Chivalry which entails a serious commitment for its members.
Throughout the ages, various Popes have praised the Order and have entrusted to the members of the Order the primary missions of personal sanctification and support of our Christian sisters and brothers in the Holy Land. Being a Knight or Lady of this Order is not an empty honor -it is a privilege conferred on those who profess the Catholic Faith in union with the Pope and strive to live out the promises made at their investiture in their daily lives.
The work of the Order in the Holy Land is expressed through prayer, knowledge and education about the conditions in the Holy Land, sharing this awareness with others,and through financial contributions to the work of the Latin Patriarch and various other institutions. Many educational institutions owe their very existence and continued operation to the contributions made by the various Lieutenancies of the Order throughout the World. While struggling to maintain a relatively strong Christian presence in the land made sacred by the Life, Death and Resurrection of Our Saviour, the percentage of Christians in these Sacred Land is diminishing for a variety of reasons. All institutions supported by the Equestrian Order are available to all peoples living in the Holy Land.