The Priory in the USA is the official branch of the Order of St John in the United States.
The Order of St John is an order of chivalry and a major international humanitarian charity accredited to the United Nations, the branches of which provide health care and first responder services in over 40 nations around the world.
Since 1960, The Priory in the USA has worked to actively support the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital which operates as the only charitable provider of eye care in Palestine and the West Bank.
In 2013 alone the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital treated in excess of 114,000 patients without regard for their ethnicity, religion, or ability to pay.
Priory Pilgrimage: Holy Land, Holy City, Holy Work, April 21 - May 1, 2015.
The American Priory's next pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Holy Land is April 21 - May 1 2015. There will be a day at St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital, in-depth time at the holy places of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, visits to the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, Bethlehem, and three days in Galilee. For more information contact Ruth Ann Skaff at 202-510-9691
For full information on this wonderful opportunity and to register for the pilgrimage please download the following documents:
St John of Jerusalem Annual Report 2013
The report can be downloaded here