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Authorised Prince and Grand Master

The origin of the Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre goes back to the age of the Roman Empire: In the year 326 of our Lord, Emperor Constantine the Great ordered a sacral building to be erected over the rediscovered Holy Sepulchre and at the same time set up a special military force for its permanent protection. Quoting G.Bascape P. 263 (G. Bascape, Milano, Casa editrice CESCHINA) it is right to state, that, neither in Canon law nor in the Italian Jurisprudence “Outside the Public Law there can exist no Orders of Chivalry”. The “Jus Honorum” cannot emanate if not from a Sovereign Sate or Person, at least by Title, and in consequence

the private associations who assume names and decorations of the Old Equestrian Orders or Military Orders that are extinct, are destined to extinguish themselves, unless they will obtain from the Holy See or from a Sovereign State or at least from a deposed Sovereign, an explicit juridical recognition and valid Protection (Tutela). This portal which is the official portal of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre, is intended to keep visitors informed on the works being carried out by the Order as well as to transmit the latest News which from here I promise you that on this Portal you will only read the truth and nothing but the truth.

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