The formation guides below provide a thorough explanation of the four main mission statements of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre. These guides should be read and studied by all investees preparing for investiture. Periodic review of these formation guides is also recommended for all Knights and Dames who have already been invested, for they can serve as an important source of updated information, points of meditation and spiritual renewal.

Formation Guide - Mission Statement #1: "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."

Formation Guide - Mission Statement #2: "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 traditional ties."

Formation Guide - Mission Statement #3 - "To support the preservation and propagation of the faith in the Holy Land and promote interest in this work not only among Catholics scattered throughout the world, who are united in charity by the symbo of the Order, but also among all other Christians."

Formation Guide - Mission Statement #4 - "To uphold the rights of the Catholic Church in the Hoy Land."

Member Education

Education of members of the Order is a continuing process. The Holy Land and the plight of Christians there makes it necessary to keep up-to-date with the most current information. The below materials help us do just that, and should be referred to regularly by members.

Christian Situation in the Holy Land (CSHL)

A booklet published periodically by the North Central Lieutenancy which reflects the opinions of many different authors and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Grand Master or the  Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Sir Jeffrey Abood, KC*HS, Editor. Copyright North Central Lieutenancy.

Book 1 (2012) - No Title. (60 pages)
Book 3 (2014) - No Title. (42 pages)
Book 4 (2015) - "Ashes and Saints" (48 pages)
Book 5 (2016) - "The Universal Church" (48 pages)
Book 6 (2017) - "Sharing the Journey" (48 pages)
Book 7 (2018) - "A Peace Built on Dignity" (44 pages)
Book 8 (2019) - "Upon This Rock" (38 pages)