Saturday, July 01, 2006

The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

At the urging of our former bishop, J. Peter Sartain, and having been nominated by members of the order, I will be inducted into the KHS in September in Austin, TX during the meeting of the Southwest Lieutentcy of the KHS. Anyone who knows me knows that my natural humility recoils from such attention ;-) However, while it is a personal honor, it is also an honor to my abbey of Subiaco and this parish of Holy Redeemer.
I must admit, that in the past I have had little concern for the Holy Land, other than the political and humanitarian problems therein that cover the newspapers. Perhaps this is a way to turn my attention to it in a spiritual way. Besides, Christians living in the Holy Land are much more on the edge of life than we here in the US. There is a much greater chance for martyrdom and the dispossession of one's land and property by being a Christian in Israel or Palestine.
The work of the KHS is to assist his beatitude, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, in spiritual and humanitarian efforts for the people under his jurisdiction. Certainly a worthy thing in our times.
Deus lo vult! (God wills it!)(The Motto of the KHS)

1 comment:

Geralyn said...

So glad that you mentioned the EOHS. It's efforts to defend, protect, preserve and promote christianity and it's holy sites is worthy of our spiritual and financial support. As a member of the EOHS, I look forward to being present at the mass and ceremony of investiture when you are inducted in September.