<(c) EOHSJ Canada-AtlanticLieutenancy of the
Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
of Canada-Atlantic

Lieutenant of the Order for Canada-Atlantic:
H.E. Trudy L. Comeau, DCHS (LCHS)
Email: eohsjatlantic@bellaliant.net

Messages From Our Lieutenant:
I am very pleased to tell you that the date has been set for our AGM/Investiture weekend next year, June 9/10, 2017 and we will be honoured with the presence of the Grand Master of the Order, Edwin Cardinal O’Brien at our celebrations.

  Catholic Education in Canada Today

Public Lecture

Dr. William Sweet, KHS                         

St. Agnes Church Hall

6903 Mumford Road, Halifax

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

7:30 - 8:30  PM

This talk will focus on Catholic education in Canada, and some of the challenges to and for it. Beginning with some comments about the principles of Catholic education, Dr Sweet will point to a few areas in which there is promise for the future but also where there needs to be some significant practical change. Q & A will follow.


Dr. William Sweet is currently Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for Philosophy, Theology, and Cultural Traditions, at St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Canada. He is also an adjunct professor of philosophy at Saint Paul University, Ottawa, and a member of the graduate faculty at the Dominican University College also in Ottawa.

All are welcome.

This event is sponsored by

 The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem-

Canada Atlantic Lieutenancy.

For more information on the Order visit www.oessh.va or www.eohsj.net

EOHSJ Canada - Atlantic

Annual Meeting and Investiture


June 9/10, 2017



Our Cardinal Grand Master will be present!  Please celebrate with us!


All events will be at St Benedict Church except the banquet Saturday evening and Sunday morning mass.


Friday, June 9

            6: 30 - members and candidates for Investiture or Promotion gather at St Benedict Church

            7:00 -  Vigil Service
Public Is Invited to Attend!

            8:00 - 9:00 - Reception in St Benedict Church Hall.




Saturday,  June 10


            10:30- 12:00 pm – Investiture Mass- St Benedict Church, Cardinal O'Brien presiding
Public Is Invited to Attend!


            12:15 - 1:15 pm -  Luncheon


            1:15 -2:30 AGM chaired by Chancellor. Report from the GM by H E John Piunno, KGCHS.



            6:00 - 7:00 pm - Reception CFB Stadacona, Halifax


            7:00 - 9:00  Formal Banquet.  Guest Speaker Fr James Mallon, KCHS
Black Tie for Members; Dark suit for members of the public who have a ticket to attend. (Decorations To Be Worn.)


Sunday Mass, June 11


            10:00 - Vesting for Mass St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica, regular Sunday 10:30 mass. All vested knights and dames are invited to process with Cardinal O'Brien and Archbishop Mancini. 

Though we are ancient in origins, the Order is working diligently to keep relevant with what is happening within the church and around the world. The new website : www.oessh.va  is up and running along with Facebook and Twitter – visit and follow!! There are reports from the Lieutenants’ meetings both in North America and Europe and an interview with Fr Pizzaballa who has taken responsibilities as the new Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarch with the retirement of His Beatitude Fouad Twal. For real assurance that the Order is following its mission to assist those living in the Holy Land, read about the project to build 400 care centers to alleviate the ‘Babywarehouse” problem. (P XVIII). Our Order is vitally important to providing aid (both spiritually and materially) to those in the Holy land. Please keep them all in your prayers.

Fr Paul Morris, KCHS and Fr James Mallon, KCHS will be the spiritual leaders for a Holy Land Pilgrimage in May 2017. A pilgrimage to the Holy Land is not just a vacation, it is like walking through the Bible and absorbing the history of our faith in a very profound way. To walk where Jesus walked, stand where the apostles stood and listen to the scripture passages from those very spots can be life changing. For any member of the Order who has not yet been to the Holy Land, this would be an opportunity to receive your Pilgrim Shell which is among the highest honours for any member of the Order. The Pilgrim Shell would be awarded by the Latin Patriarch or his designate at a ceremony that would be arranged.

Atlantic Canada AGM 2016

Click here to see the Annual Lieutenant's Report for the year 2015

Click here to see the Annual Lieutenant's Report for the year 2014

Investiture 2013


The Ladies and Knights of the Equestrian (Knightly) Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem are pleased to greet you in the name of our Crucified and Risen Lord.
We invite you to explore both the history and the mission of this Order of Chivalry

By visiting this site, we hope you will have some idea of the relevance of being a Knight or Lady of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre. The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre is one of the few Orders of Chivalry which entails a serious commitment for its members.

Throughout the ages, various Popes have praised the Order and have entrusted to the members of the Order the primary missions of personal sanctification and support of our Christian sisters and brothers in the Holy Land. Being a Knight or Lady of this Order is not an empty honor -it is a privilege conferred on those who profess the Catholic Faith in union with the Pope and strive to live out the promises made at their investiture in their daily lives.

The work of the Order in the Holy Land is expressed through prayer, knowledge and education about the conditions in the Holy Land, sharing this awareness with others,and through financial contributions to the work of the Latin Patriarch and various other institutions. Many educational institutions owe their very existence and continued operation to the contributions made by the various Lieutenancies of the Order throughout the World. While struggling to maintain a relatively strong Christian presence in the land made sacred by the Life, Death and Resurrection of Our Saviour, the percentage of Christians in these Sacred Land is diminishing for a variety of reasons.
All institutions supported by the Equestrian Order are available to all peoples living in the Holy Land.

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An Article by H.E. Russell Kendall on the Importance of the Work of the Order in the Holy Land
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