Priests installed as Knights of the Holy Sepulchre

Priests installed as Knights of the Holy Sepulchre

kightspriestbishop-webBishop Dennis Sullivan stands with priests of the Diocese of Camden recently installed as Knights of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Pictured from left are Father Robert E. Hughes, diocesan chancellor and pastor of Holy Family Parish in Sewell; Father Nicholas Dudo, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Galloway; Father Michael M. Romano, diocesan director of Vocations; Bishop Sullivan; Father James L. Bartoloma, diocesan vice-chancellor; and Father Joseph T. Szolack, pastor of Infant Jesus Parish in Woodbury Heights. Not pictured is Father Frederick G. Link, senior priest at St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Haddon Township who was promoted to the rank of Knight Commander.

Five priests of the Diocese of Camden have been installed as Knights of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. The installation ceremony took place on Nov. 23 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.
The evening before, a vigil ceremony and Mass took place at St. Ignatius of Loyola Church in Manhattan at which Bishop Dennis Sullivan presided. During this ceremony, Bishop Sullivan blessed the mozetta (the small white cape with red Jerusalem cross) of the new priest knight and placed it on his shoulders.
The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem is a Catholic order of knighthood that traces its roots to the 11th century and the time of the first crusade. Today, the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre work to promote the practice of Christian life in absolute fidelity to the pope and the teachings of the church; to sustain and assist the religious, spiritual, charitable and social works of the church in the Holy Land; and to conserve and propagate the faith in the Holy Land and the rights of the Catholic Church there.

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