Part 7: The Order of St. John of Jerusalem

The roots of the Order of St. John (as well as the Knights Templar and the Teutonic Knights) are found in the goal of the Crusaders to secure the Holy sites and protect pilgrims in their passage to and from the Holy lands.   But the Order of St. John  had a dual mission, a military arm as well as  a monastic hospitaller order.   The hospitaller mission of the  Order is its original function..  Approximately in 1023, merchants from Amalfi in Italy, gained permission from the Caliph  of Egypt to rebuild a hospital in Jerusalem near the church of St. John the Baptist. The main objective was to care for sick and injured pilgrims visiting the Holy Lands.

It was served by Benedictine monks under Brother Girard.

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District Deputy Grand Master Saratoga-Warren District 1998-2000; Grand Lodge Leadership Services Committee; Leadership Development Course Coordinator; Vice Chairman Grand Master's Educational Task Force; Vice Chairman Grand Lodge Child ID Committee; District Deputy Grand High Priest 14th Capitular District; Grand Master of the 1st Veil 2010; Grand Master 2nd Veil 2011; Grand Master 3rd Veil 2012 Grand Royal Arch Captain 2013 Grand Principal Sojourner 2014 Grand Captain of the Host 2015 Warren County Historical Society Board of Trustees; Queensbury Masonic Historical Society Charter Member; State Chairman Lodges & Buildings Committee Deputy Grand Master's Advisory Committee
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