Welcome to the website of the North Central Lieutenancy!

Geographical extent of the North Central Lieutenancy

Welcome to the website of the North Central USA Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. The geographical area covered by the North Central Lieutenancy is shown in the image to the right — it includes the States of Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. If you are looking for information about the Order's activities elsewhere in the United States, links to a map showing the territories covered by and to the websites of other US Lieutenancies can be found on the dropdown 'Contacts & Links' menu above, and general information about the Order can be found on www.holysepulchre.net, a site that we also manage.

Good Friday Collection Project

We are continuing the Lenten Project which was started last year to support and build on the traditional Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land. Our goals in this are to increase the awareness of the Catholic faithful of the plight of Christians in the Holy Land, and to encourage and increase financial contributions to the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land. The weekly reflections and other materials which have been prepared for use in Lent 2017 are to be found on our Good Friday Collection page. For further information about and/or to participate in this project, please contact the organizers.

Images from 2016 Investiture

Images from the 2016 Investiture are now available for viewing and purchase on the Photographer's website, and a small selection from them can be viewed from our Photo Gallery page.

Members' Area Problems

The Members' Area should now be accessible again. Please notify the Webmaster immediately if you have any problems browsing to it.

The Order's Latest Newsletter

The latest (Fall, 2016) edition of the Order's Newsletter is now available. Previous editions of the Newsletter and of the Order's Annual Reports (Annales) are also available from our Order News Page.

Education Pages Update

We have now added an audio recording or Fr Fragomeni's sermon on the occasion of the dedication of the relic altar for Blessed Bartolo Longo, and video recordings of some of the presentations from the 2016 Oak Brook Investiture to those available from the Education Page.

2017 Pilgrimage

A detailed itinerary and booking form are now available for the Lieutenancy's next Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, which will take place from March 1 through 12, 2017. More information about our Pilgrimages can be found on our Pilgrimage page.

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2016 Investiture

Preparations for the 2016 Investiture in Oak Brook, IL, are well under way. Please see the Investiture website for further information about the 2016 Investiture, and to download a Registration Form. A small selection of images from Columbus can now also be viewed in our Photo Gallery, and links to videos of the talks from the Sunday morning can be found on our Education Page.

Members' Area

The Members' Area is available for Registration and browsing. You will normally need to be a Member of the North Central Lieutenancy to access this area.

Other Notices

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