18 September 2011

Priests and Knights

This past weekend the Knights and Ladies of the North Central Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem met for their Annual Meeting, Promotions and Investiture in Chicago.

Rev. Christopher J. Comerford, KCHS; Father Christopher A. House, KCHS; Monsignor Carl A. Kemme, V.G., KHS; Most Reverend Thomas John Paprock, KC*HS; Rev. David J. Hoefler, KHS; and Rev. Daren J. Zehnle, KHS.
Yesterday, Fathers Christopher J. Comerford and Christopher A. House were promoted to the rank of Priest Commanders.  Today, Monsignor Carl Kemme and Fathers David Hoefler and I were invested as Knights of the Holy Sepulchre by His Eminence Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago and Grand Prior of the North Central Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jersualem.

As Cardinal George invested us with a stole bearing the Jerusalem Cross, the symbol of the Order, he said to us:

Receive this symbol, adorned with the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ that brings salvation.  May it be for you a reminder to faithfully profess the faith and to live a virtuous life; may it help you work for the spreading of the Kingdom of Christ.

Afterwards he presented us with the insignia of the Order to be worn at formal events.


  1. Frank Gassart6:57 PM

    Please be careful not to believe the bullshit, Daren. It's ok to play around with it (I guess), just don't ever believe it.

  2. In the future, Frank, I trust you will mind your language. At the same time, I trust you will learn something about the work of the Order before you condemn it.

  3. Dear Fr. D. I think that's absolutely uber cool. =)