North Central Lieutenancy, Milwaukee Investiture, 2018
Mary J. Mikhailov, a parishioner, was Invested as a Dame of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, on October 22, 2017, by Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke.
The Equestrian Order of the Knights
Ladies of the Holy Sepulchre
The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem is the only lay institution of the Vatican State charged with the task of providing for the needs of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and for all the activities and initiatives which are necessary to support the Christian presence in the Holy Land. The contributions made by its members throughout the world are therefore the Patriarchate’s institutions’ main source of funding.
The Order’s support for the Christians in the Holy Land does not just take the form of financial contributions and prayers, important though we recognize that these are. All of the Order’s Lieutenancies arrange formal pilgrimages, in the course of which Members do not simply view and explore the Holy Sites, but also have the opportunity to meet the people whom they are supporting and assure them that they are not forgotten.
The Order is charged, in its Constitution:
To strengthen in its members the practice of Christian life, in absolute fidelity to the Supreme Pontiff and according to the teachings of the Church, observing as its foundation the principles of charity which make the Order a fundamental means of assistance to the Holy Land.
To sustain and aid the charitable, cultural and social works and institutions of the Catholic Church in the Holy Land, particularly those of and in the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, with which the Order maintains its traditional ties.
To support the preservation and propagation of the Faith in those lands, and promote interest in this work not only among Catholics scattered throughout the world, who are united in charity by the symbol of the Order but also among all other Christians.
To uphold the rights of the Catholic Church in the Holy Land.