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  • Our Order has in cooperation with the aid organisations Helping Hands, Chance for Children and logistic company DHL in Malmö, donated 4000 hoodies to a orphanage in the Radovic district in Czech Republic. The Hoodies were shipped 24 October. 

    Helping Hands sends their gratitude’s to our Order for carrying thoughts and support people in aid. The Hospitaller committee sends their gratitude’s to organisations mentioned above, but also to brother Kaj Holm who’s behind this donation. Finally many thanks to Pär Ola Dahlin for all your support with contacts and logistics. 

    Representing Hospitaller Committee 

    Lotta Dahlin

  • The grand Priory of Sweden of Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem has decided to award the medal of Øresund in gold and silver. The medal of Øresund was instituted 11 May 2011 to attention the first investiture in Øresund, Denmark, held 8 October 2011 by the Swedish Grand Priory. The medal will also serve to award beneficial deeds to the Order. 

    Friends to members of Saint Lazarus Order has the right to apply for the medal of Øresund.

    ”The medal constitutes a round medal in gold and siver of Size 8. The front side shows a map over Øresund with Skåne and Nordsjælland in emboss together with the straits water and waves. An emboss cross of Saint Lazarus Order is located over north Sjælland right north of Copenhagen. The backside shows an emboss cross of Saint Lazarus Order surrounded by the text “ ORDER OF SAINT LAZARUS OF JERUSALEM – ØRESUND – ”. The medal tape made of watered silk and has the green colour of the Order cantered. On the left side of the medal tape you’ll se two stripes of blue and yellow to symbolize Sweden’s national colours and on the right side you’ll find two fields of white and Red to symbolize the national colours of Denmark. The medal tape is 35 mm wide (proportions 5-5-15-5-5)"

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    The medal of Øresund is only available in a limited edition and can be awarded from 1 September 2011 after the application is approved and a donation is registered on the account of the Grand Priory of Sweden, Silver 850 SEK and Gold 1850 SEK. To apply please send us an e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • The Pilgrim journey to the Holy Land took place Mars 2011 including 60 persons from seven countries, of them 13 from Sweden. The journey was a walk in the steps of Jesus Christ starting in Bethlehem and the church of his birth together with the herdsmen’s fields. We visited many interesting places during the week and it was privileged to see the area of Haifa and Acre in the north part of the country. In Acre/Akka you’ll find the last outpost of the crusaders before they was driven out of the country in the end of 13th century. These amazing buildings reopened for tourists in 1990. 

    Jericho, the world’s oldest and lowest city was also on the list as well as Qumran where a playing boy found the Dead sea scrolls written by a Jewish sect at the time of Jesus Christ birth. After the visit in Qumran we managed to stop for a bath in the Dead sea which was bewildering experience. Thereafter the journey continued to Olive mountain and the church of Pater Noster, not far away we also stopped by the gardens in Gethsemane with it’s beautiful olive trees. 

    We went on a guided tour in old town of Jerusalem before the scheduled vigilia on Friday that was held in the inner part of the Holy Sepulchre. This was a powerful experience and one of the highlights of our journey. The next day we walked along Via Dolorosa and Jesus Christ road to Golgotha. Further on the investiture was held in Saint Anne’s Church next to Lion gate, which is one of eight gates into Jerusalem through the city wall. The journey offered many amazing experiences and pleasant times together with the other pilgrims.

    There was also a time for bring new members into the Order during the investiture, among them the mayor of Bethlehem. In line with tradition there were a fabulous gala dinner concluding all experiences and finalising our visit in Jerusalem.