The Priory in the USA is the official branch of the Order of St John in the United States.
The Order of St John is an order of chivalry and a major international humanitarian charity accredited to the United Nations, the branches of which provide health care and first responder services in over 40 nations around the world.
Since 1960, The Priory in the USA has worked to actively support the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital which operates as the only charitable provider of eye care in Palestine and the West Bank.
In 2013 alone the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital treated in excess of 114,000 patients without regard for their ethnicity, religion, or ability to pay.
Priory Pilgrimage to St. John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital planned for spring 2015
The American Priory is planning another pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Holy Land April 21 - May 1 of 2015. There will be a day at the St. John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital, in-depth time at the holy places of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, visits to the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock, and three days in Galilee. For more information contact the Priory Office at 202-510-9691
Patient Statistics for 2013
In 2013 St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group treated 114,154 patients, continuing to treat large numbers of Palestinians and helping families and communities across East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip. Once again, just under a third of our patients were under the age of 18 (we treated 37,157 children).