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Johanniter Hospital in Jerusalem

The Hospital – Service

Fra Gerard founded the community of St. John the Baptist, serving the weak and the frail in Jerusalem next to a chapel dedicated to St. John, many years before the bloody conquest of Jerusalem by the Crusaders in 1099.

Merchants of Amalfi had supported Gerard and his confreres, and the Caliph of Cairo had protected the brotherhood and their service.

This photo, taken by a Johanniter confrere, shows the Johanniter Hospital as it looks today.