Florida Commander’s Welcome

The Florida Commandery, Americas Priory, of the ancient and royal order of chivalry, the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller (Malta) is a vibrant community of fellowship and high purpose, dedicated to serving the sick and the poor.  We welcome your interest in our unique organization and invite you to learn more about us.

Established in 1048 AD by the Blessed Gerard, the Order began as a hospice for pilgrims and the local population and served people of all faiths.  The best intelligence places the original hospital near the present-day Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem.  The Order of St. John remains among the oldest chivalric and religious organizations in the world.

The founders of the Order of St. John assigned their descendants the heroic task to preserve the Christian faith and to serve the sick and the poor, best summarized in the Order’s nearly 1,000 year-old motto: Pro Fide, Pro Utilitate Homimum – For Faith, for Service to Humanity.

As members of the Order of St. John, we take the admonition very seriously in the 21st Century.  The Florida Commandery, Americas Priory, is comprised of members who are well known for their philanthropy and charitable “Hospitaller” work.  The Order’s Hospitaller interventions and charitable work reach all parts of the United States and throughout the world.

As a Royal Order of Knighthood, we also preserve our centuries-old traditions and customs as they have been entrusted to us in our Royal Charter and Constitution, most recently codified by His Late Majesty King Peter II of Yugoslavia.

Our members are enriched by their many opportunities to associate with their fellow knights and dames throughout the world as we all continue to provide critical resources to those who have nothing at all.  We are united in our commitment to be a source of what is good and right in the world today.  To this end, the Florida Commandery, Americas Priory, of the Order of St. John is a congenial center for those who have dedicated their lives to helping others and promise to do so in the future.

Today, there is great popular interest in the extraordinary work that the Order has done for nearly 2,000 years and continues to do throughout the world.  This generation inspires each other and works together to become the next wave of true crusaders in its unique Hospitaller style.  Acknowledging what a person has contributed in the past and solemnly pledges to continue in the future, the accolade is awarded to those very few who take their solemn vow of knighthood seriously.  To this end, we invite you to learn more about our work and to join us as we honor those who do the work of everyday heroes on behalf of all those who are greatly in need.

Commander Isabelle K. Paul, DCJSJ, MMSJ
OSJ Florida Commandery

Friday, November 9, 2018

Florida Commander’s Welcome

The Florida Commandery, Americas Priory, of the ancient and royal order of chivalry, the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller (Malta) is a vibrant community of fellowship and high purpose, dedicated to serving the sick and the poor.  We welcome your interest in our unique organization and invite you to learn more about us.

Established in 1048 AD by the Blessed Gerard, the Order began as a hospice for pilgrims and the local population and served people of all faiths.  The best intelligence places the original hospital near the present-day Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem.  The Order of St. John remains among the oldest chivalric and religious organizations in the world.

The founders of the Order of St. John assigned their descendants the heroic task to preserve the Christian faith and to serve the sick and the poor, best summarized in the Order’s nearly 1,000 year-old motto: Pro Fide, Pro Utilitate Homimum – For Faith, for Service to Humanity.

As members of the Order of St. John, we take the admonition very seriously in the 21st Century.  The Florida Commandery, Americas Priory, is comprised of members who are well known for their philanthropy and charitable “Hospitaller” work.  The Order’s Hospitaller interventions and charitable work reach all parts of the United States and throughout the world.

As a Royal Order of Knighthood, we also preserve our centuries-old traditions and customs as they have been entrusted to us in our Royal Charter and Constitution, most recently codified by His Late Majesty King Peter II of Yugoslavia.

Our members are enriched by their many opportunities to associate with their fellow knights and dames throughout the world as we all continue to provide critical resources to those who have nothing at all.  We are united in our commitment to be a source of what is good and right in the world today.  To this end, the Florida Commandery, Americas Priory, of the Order of St. John is a congenial center for those who have dedicated their lives to helping others and promise to do so in the future.

Today, there is great popular interest in the extraordinary work that the Order has done for nearly 2,000 years and continues to do throughout the world.  This generation inspires each other and works together to become the next wave of true crusaders in its unique Hospitaller style.  Acknowledging what a person has contributed in the past and solemnly pledges to continue in the future, the accolade is awarded to those very few who take their solemn vow of knighthood seriously.  To this end, we invite you to learn more about our work and to join us as we honor those who do the work of everyday heroes on behalf of all those who are greatly in need.

Commander Isabelle K. Paul, DCJSJ, MMSJ
OSJ Florida Commandery

Pro Fide Pro Utilitate Hominum - For Faith, For Service to Humanity

Pro Fide Pro Utilitate Hominum - For Faith, For Service to Humanity

© 2018  Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller of Florida, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
follow us on FaceBook