Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem – Eastern Lieutenancy

May the intersession of our Lady of Palestine keep us and our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land safe during these especially trying times.
Dear Knights and Dames,
Yesterday, in the interest of the health and safety of our members and staff, and with the guidance of our local health authorities, we made the decision to cancel all Order organized activities for the next 30 days. This will affect our upcoming Lenten Days of Reflection.  
We have also decided to have myself and the office team work remotely at least for the next week.   We are monitoring the phone lines and checking emails regularly, but I ask for your patience if the response time is a little slower than usual.
All other local activities in which members of the Order have been invited to participate will be decided on a case by case basis with the advice of the local Bishop and section representative. 
            I ask you all to keep our Brother and Sisters in the Holy Land in your prayers, especially the children. We remain in close contact with our partners on the ground. To receive updates, visit our website or Facebook page.
          With Love and Prayers,
   H.E. Vicki Downey Lieutenant, DGCHS







Dear Knights and Dames:
We are pleased to announce that The Equestrian Order of The Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Eastern Lieutenancy’s 2020 Investiture and Promotions weekend will take place on:
Friday, October 16th and Saturday, October 17th , 2020
in New York City.
If you would like to nominate someone for membership, you can obtain the necessary forms and related documents by doing one of the following:
  • Email – Send an email to Please include your name, mailing address and number of applications required in your message.
  • Website – Download forms and instructions from our website by following this link. –
  • Phone – Call our office at 212-371-1050
Important note regarding Clergy nominations:
     Members of the clergy may be nominated only by their Archdiocesan Archbishop or Diocesan Bishop.
The Application for Membership, supporting documents and Sponsor Endorsement form must be returned to our office no later than Friday, March 13, 2020.  
Thank you for your continued support of the Order.


H.E. Vicki Downey, DGCHS