Knights of Jerusalem


An Invitation By His Eminence


I am the Knight Grand Cross and Grand Priory of St. Michael International and the Order of the Holy Sepulchre (O.S.S.) Orthodox Priory in America. As such I have authority to grant knighthood within this most ancient order, established by the Emperor Constantine in 324 A.D. This ecumenical order historically had as its mission to protect pilgrims in their journey to the empty tomb. Today the mission is spiritual and unites Christians of all denominations in the common proclamation of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

All Orthodox, Protestants, and Catholic Chalice believing Christians who desire to join in and become knights to promote the ecumenical movement of the Lord Jesus Christ and fulfill His prayer of unity as recorded in the Gospel of John, chapter 17 verse 21, "That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in Thee, that they also may be one in us....", please email me at:

Thank you and God Bless you,

+Metropolitan Archbishop Haralambos, Primate of the Holy Ukrainian Orthodox National Autocephalic Church in Exile, Blessings of Kiev, Grand Prior Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Holy Sepulchre (O.S.S.), Grand Priory of St. Michael Intlernational.


OBSS VeilHis Eminence is Grand Prior Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Holy Sepulchre (O.S.S.), which is the most ancient and glorious Chivalric Order in the world.


This Grand Priory recalls the eternally valid values of Christian Chivalry, Christian Culture, and Ecumenism. Therefore it forms part of the historical heritage of Religious - Chivalric Orders with a particular significant reference to the most ancient and eminent Greek Orthodox Order Of The Holy Sepulchre.

Along with the devotion to the Holy Sepulchre, the Grand Priory of St. Michael International highly regards the Ecumenical Movement surrounding the unity of the Chalice in high esteem in its utmost reverence along with the recognition of the saints depicted in our most holy icons. St. Michael International Grand Priory embraces the Hospitalar code of charity, which emanated from the earliest Crusaders, even those founded by the Roman Emperor Constantine The Great, son of Saint Helen, who discovered the Holy Sepulchre and found the Holy Cross on which Jesus Christ was Crucified and Died.

It is among the responsibilities of the Authorised Grand Master or Regent of the Order Pro Tempore to continue the confering of Knights by delegation, as is customary through Grand Priories established by the Magistral Council. In the Americas the Council has elevated His Eminence Metropolitan Archishop Haralambos as Knight Grand Cross and established the Grand Priory of St. Michael International and the Order of the Holy Sepulchre (O.S.S.) Orthodox Priory in America.


To achieve full membership in the Order of the Holy Sepulchre, an associate member must volunteer their time for worthy causes. All members must be recommended through their local Priory. Affiliation with a local Priory during this period will facilitate study and acquaint the associate member with the general work of OSS in his or her area. In the Grand Priory of St. Michael International completion of the Associates or Bachelor of Theology program of study is required but life experience may be considered and replace academic achievement requirements.

The time spent as an associate member is a time for reflection and prayer to discern if this is a path to which you are called. After at least six months as an associate member, an associate member may apply to an OSS official for induction into the Order of the Holy Sepulchre as a full member. Full Members are also eligible to vote and to hold office. Membership entitles the person to a voice in the internal affairs of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre.


His Eminence is also Vatican Decorated with the Grand Cross of St. Gregory, the highest rank that of Grand Cross, is an exceptional award. Less than nine US citizens have received this honor in the past twenty-two years with the latest being, Metropolitan Archbishop + Haralambos Primate of the Greek Pan Orthodox Church Archdiocese Canada and America Primate of the Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Archdiocese Autocephalic Church in Exile Knight Grand Cross and Prior of Saint Michael International (O.S.S. of Jerusalem) Grand Cross of St. Gregory, Vatican Decorated. The brevet was signed by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI on September 17, 2005 and he gave His Eminence, +Metropolitan Archbishop Haralambos the Vatican Decoration Cross of Saint Gregory.