Ranks of Lay Membership

The following are the ranks of lay members of the Order in ascending order: Officer, Commander, Knight/Dame, Knight Commander/Dame Commander, and Knight Grand Cross/Dame Grand Cross. For the ranks of Knight or Dame and higher, there are two categories, those being designated “of Grace” and “of Justice.” Both categories are equal in all respects.

Ranks of Clergy Members

The following are the ranks of clergy members of the Order in ascending order: Assistant Chaplain, equivalent to the rank of Officer; Chaplain, equivalent to the rank of Commander; Senior Chaplain, equivalent to the rank of Knight; Ecclesiastical Commander, equivalent to the rank of Knight Commander; and Ecclesiastical Grand Cross, equivalent to the rank of Knight Grand Cross.

Ranks

  • Officer of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem OLJ
  • Commander of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem CLJ
  • Knight/Dame of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem KLJ/DLJ
  • Knight Commander/Dame Commander/Ecclesiastical Commander KCLJ/DCLJ/ECLJ
  • Knight Grand Cross/Dame Grand Cross/Ecclesiastical Grand Cross GCLJ
  • Assistant Chaplain AChLJ
  • Chaplain ChLJ
  • Senior Chaplain SChLJ

Meritorious Awards

  • Companionate of Merit Award in the Ranks of MMLJ, OMLJ, CMLJ, KMLJ/DMLJ, GCMLJ
  • Medals of Merit: Bronze BrMLJ, Silver SMLJ, Gold GMLJ
  • Crosses of Merit: Bronze BrCrLJ, Silver SCrLJ, Gold GCrLJ
  • Grand Collar GClrLJ
  • Donat Cross Third Class DC3rdLJ, Second Class DC2ndLJ, First Class DC1stLJ