Welcoming Statements

Grand Prior (Canadian Order)

Together with the members of the Grand Priory in Canada, I have the privilege to invite you to learn more of a unique opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our fellow Canadians. We welcome you to learn more about our Order, the good works we do and the ways that you could become involved.

The Grand Priory in Canada is a bilingual, multi-denominational Christian, charitable organization that through its commanderies and delegations are dedicated to the service of the sick and dying of all faiths, to unity amongst Christians and the treatment of and eradication of leprosy. Commanderies or branches of the Order are found in every region of Canada and membership is open to those who espouse the Christian Faith and who are committed to the service of others.

We welcome your questions and your support of our work.

The Hon. Peter A. S. Milliken, KCLJ, MMLJ
14th Grand Prior, OSLJ Canada


Welcome to the British Columbia Commandery of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem. Established in 1982, the Commandery has been active in the field of palliative care support and the promotion of Christian understanding here on the West Coast since that time. Learn who we are and how we help communities in our area through our association with the Victoria Hospice Society, details of which may be found on this website. We are a chivalric order, conscious of the many historic traditions that have formed and shaped our Order for almost nine hundred years. Caring for our fellow citizens at home and abroad is first among our Order’s foundational values. Please contact me for more information.

Chev. John W Neill, KLJ, MMLJ, MPhil, MRTPI, FRHSC(Hon)
9th Commander of the British Columbia Commandery