The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem is an international Order of Chivalry with roots in the work of medieval monastic knights known as the Knights Hospitallers. The tradition of involvement with the people of the Holy Land continues through the Order’s work with support from The St. John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital. A member of the US Priory since October 2005, our Rector led a pilgrimage to the Holy Land (3-14 February 2014), with emphasis on the plight of Christians who now number less than 2% of the population in Israel and Palestine. Calvary Church hopes to host a gathering to bring attention to the work and ministry of the Eye Hospital over the last 150 years, and to encourage donations to this much needed facility.
Calvary Church continues to support the The Good Shepherd Home & Academy located in Bafut, Cameroon. The Home is dedicated to caring for children on the streets in Cameroon. Many of these children have lost their parents to the AIDS epidemic. This facility provides a safe environment for them to grow into healthy young men and women. The Good Shepherd Academy was established in 2016 to provide a co-ed residential secondary/high school education for 350 students with the emphasis on academic excellence, integrating sustainable agriculture, physical and emotional well-being, and spiritual growth. The Christian school enrolls students from diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. Calvary has partnered with the Good Shepherd Home for over 15 years and has given $200,000 for the building of the refectory. “The Calvary Centre.”