Knights of the Holy Sepulchre Order honors two during 'Scroll Mass'
CHARLOTTE — The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem invested a new lady and promoted in rank another lady during a special Mass at St. Patrick Cathedral in Charlotte Aug. 21.
Alice Cella was promoted to the grade of lady commander with star, the third grade for women in the order. Gail Buckley, founder of Catholic Scripture Study International, was invested as a lady, the first grade for women in the order.
During what's informally called the "Scroll Mass," Bishop Peter J. Jugis, on behalf of the Holy See, presented scrolls to each.
Founded during the Crusades to protect the sacred places of Jerusalem, the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre fraternal order has about 18,000 men and women members worldwide and is under papal protection. Its modern mission is to sustain the religious and humanitarian efforts of the Catholic Church in the Holy Land; and to propagate the faith in the Holy Land and the rights of the Catholic Church there.
Pictured above: Gail Buckley (left) and Alice Cella leave Mass at St. Patrick Cathedral Aug. 21.
— Patricia L. Guilfoyle
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