Count Philippe Piccapietra

Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem

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HISTORIC RETURN TO THE HOLY LAND
After over 700 years’ being based in France, the Order has in our day restored its grand magistral seat (headquarters) to the Holy City of Jerusalem, the place of its birth. Across the ages, the ancient flag of the Saint Lazare hospitaller tradition is the green cross – nowadays symbolic of hope, healthcare and the sustainable use of earth’s resources.

IN THE GREEN PILGRIMAGE CITY
Since its return to the Holy Land, the Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem has begun to provide mobility scooters and small electric vehicles to help disabled people around the Old City of Jerusalem, making their spiritual home more accessible to pilgrims and citizens who have reduced mobility. Further green projects are already in the development pipeline.
As Delegate of the Holy Land, Count Piccapietra is looking forward to the prosperous future of Jerusalem. Partnering Green Pilgrim Jerusalem is a natural affiliation since the Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem has numerous reasons from its own history to support the modern concept of green pilgrimage.