Welcome to the website of the Dutch Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.
This website contains general information in Dutch about the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, with particular reference to its Lieutenancy in the Netherlands, and is intended as a source of information about the Order for the general public and as a means of information and contact for its members.
The Lieutenancy in the Netherlands was founded in 1954. It is organized in eight regions and has 318 members in 2015 with a growing number of young devoted Catholics. The chapter of the Lieutenancy, under the direction of commander M.L.M. Brenninkmeijer and grand prior Mgr. A.L.M. Hurkmans, is assisted by ten working commissions in the field of e.g. spirituality, history, protocol, magazine and others. The objective of the Equestrian Order is twofold. On the one hand, give moral and financial support to the Christians in the Holy Land. On the other, witness of the Word of God and growth in the catholic faith. To do so members meet on national and regional level in workshops, retreats, pilgrimages by practising fraternity, spirituality and caritas. Regular international contact is established with Pontifical Mission in Jerusalem and the lieutenancies in other countries all over the world.