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, shown in the image to the right, 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.

INVESTITURE UPDATE: The 2021 Investiture is going forward!

     The 2021 Investiture will be held this coming September 24-27, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky. Our conference headquarters, the Netherland Hilton Plaza, is one of the great historic hotels of America. Come enjoy a prayerful weekend of liturgy, ceremony and fellowship. Listen to three dynamic speakers - Rev. Wade Menezes, Joan Lewis, and John Schlageter. Also experience four historic and inspiring venues in these great cities situated on the scenic banks of the Ohio River!

     It is expected to be a safe and enjoyable weekend for all. Please note that all COVID protocols in effect at the time of the investiture will be followed to ensure everyone's safety! More than 115 reservations have already been made at the Netherland Hilton by members of the North Central Lieutenancy!

     For information about hotel reservations and to read more about the upcoming Investiture weekend, go to our Investiture page HERE.


     The details of our 2022 pilgrimage have been finalized. Due to the Covid 19 virus, we have moved the pilgrimage from, March to May of 2022.  The dates are May 5-16, 2022.  The cost of the pilgrimage will be $3880.00. Brochures, and booking information can be received by contacting Fr. Jim McIlhone, the Pilgrim Master master. For more information about the upcoming pilgrimage, please go to our Pilgrimage page.