The Mission of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem is to
harness the unique talents and energies of its membership to perform
acts of charity and defend the Christian Faith. Each member, in concert
with the family, strives to develop a strong prayer life. The O.S.J.
will serve as a catalyst for the rebirth of the sacredness of the
family and therefore society.
The Maltese cross embodies the philosophy of the O.S.J. The four arms
signify the Cardinal Virtues, and the eight points, the Eight
Beatitudes. The Rule of Life and Personal Mission Statement will assist
each member's efforts to apply these ideals to everyday practice. The
defining goal of each member is unity in Christ: "As we are united in
Christ, we are united with one another."
1048-1291, Cyprus 1291-1310, Rhodes 1311-1523.Malta 1530-1798, Russia