PETITION FOR PRAYERS
Each month, a Mass will be celebrated for the intentions of our present Toronto Members, as well as Members Passed. Fr. Marc Andre Campbell, our Ecclesiastical Master of Ceremonies, or when necessary, an alternate Priest, will preside. Should you wish to have a special intention included in the monthly Mass, please contact us in complete confidence and we will ensure that the presiding Priest receives the intention.
For Members of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
Lord Jesus, who has deigned to call me to the Ranks of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, I humbly supplicate Thee, by the intercession of the most Blessed Virgin Mary, of Saint Joseph, Saint Peter, Saint Paul and all the Saints, to help me to remain faithful to the traditions of our Order, in practising and defending the Catholic, Apostolic and Roman Religion against impiety and in exercising charity to my neighbour and above all to the poor and the sick in the Holy Land and in supporting by prayer and sacrifice the maintenance of the Holy places and the work of His Beatitude the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem. Give me the strength to be able to execute these desires with a truly Christian spirit, for the Glory of God, the peace of the world and the good for the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.
Our Lady of Palestine
Prayer To Our Lady Of Palestine
(Patroness Of The Order)
O Mary Immaculate,
gracious Queen of Heaven and of Earth,
behold us prostrate before thy exalted throne.
Full of confidence in thy goodness
and in thy boundless power,
we beseech thee to turn a pitying glance upon Palestine,
which more than any other country belongs to thee,
since thou hast graced it with thy birth,
thy virtues and thy sorrows,
and from there hast given the Redeemer to the world.
Remember that there especially
thou wert constituted our tender Mother,
the dispenser of graces.
Watch, therefore, with special protection
over thy native country,
scatter from it the shades of error,
for it was there the Sun of Eternal Justice shone.
Bring about the speedy fulfilment of the promise,
which issued from the lips of Thy Divine Son,
that there should be one fold and one Shepherd.
Obtain for us all that we may serve the Lord
in sanctity and justice during the days of our life,
so that, by the merits of Jesus
and with thy motherly aid,
we may pass at last from this earthly Jerusalem
to the splendors of the heavenly one.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known
that any one who fled to your protection,
implored your help or sought your intercession,
was left unaided.
Inspired with this confidence,
I fly to you,
O Virgin of virgins, my Mother;
to you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful;
O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions,
but in your mercy, hear and answer me.
(Note: According to Tradition, the Memorare was given to the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre by Saint Bernard during the Second Crusade)
THE FEAST OF THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS:
O God, who willed that Your Only Begotten Son
should undergo the Cross to save the human race,
grant, we pray,
that we, who have known his mystery on earth,
may merit the grace of his redemption in heaven.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.