Al’s Corner: The Knights of the Holy Sepulchre

by Al Amico

On Saturday October 5, 2019, I and many of our board members had the pleasure of attending the annual Investiture and Promotion events of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.  We witnessed and celebrated our Chairman’s (Andrew J. Koslosky), promotion to Knight Grand Cross, his third promotion since this Knighthood was bestowed on him by Rome in 2010.  The Investiture and Promotion Mass was held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral followed by a fantastic banquet at the Grand Hyatt New York in Manhattan.

A bit of background on the the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, its roots date back to the 11th century and the first Crusades led by Godfrey de Bouillon. Men were granted knighthood for their actions in battle at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on the hill of Calvary in Jerusalem.  The order is dedicated to fundraising for schools, seminaries, hospitals, orphanages, etc. and carry out acts of charity throughout the world. Its members pledge to aid the needs of Christians and make it possible to maintain a presence and to protect their rights in the Holy Land.

It was truly an honor to attend this event to celebrate our Chairman’s accomplishments together with our Josephine Foundation family.

 

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