VENERABILIS ORDO SANCTI SEPULCHRI – Sovereign Order of the Principality of Seborga.
The V.O.S.S. it is not an association but a Sovereign Order that has been operating since 1365 in the tradition of the White Knights of Seborga.
The aims of the Order are the same as those indicated by Saint Bernard de Clairvaux in the “De Laude Novae Militiae ad Milites Templi” that is to defend and protect the pilgrims of the Holy Land and the Christians of the Middle East from the attacks of pagan fanatics. The Venerabilis Ordo Sancti Sepulchri continues to operate following the ancient knightly dispositions that were of the Paupera Militia Christi. In the Order our Master, Sir Diego Beltrutti of San Biagio, succeeded Sir Giorgio Carbone who for years has held, besides the Order, also the fate of the Principality of Seborga.
For those who are interested in really knowing “who we are”, it must be said that a small summary of the peculiarities of the Order can be found by examining the “Charter of Seborga”. The Order does not proselytize because it is not interested in numbers. However, the Chancery of the Order is always willing to evaluate those subjects who, having a strong faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and wishing to walk the path of the Knighthood, request it.
The association “Amici del Venerabilis Ordo Sancti Sepulchri” (i.e. Friends of the Venerabilis Ordo Sancti Sepulchri) is an organization thet operates next to the Order.