Ordinal pledge and unction
The Pledge of the Ordinal Knights:
I BROTHER X.Y. PLEDGE BEFORE ALMIGHTY LORD, TO BE LOYAL TO THE HOLY ORTHODOX CHURCH,
I SHALL ADHERE TO ITS TEACHINGS, HOLY TRADITION, CANONIC REGULATIONS AND ORGANIC STATUTE.
I SHALL REFRAIN FROM DOING ANYTHING THAT WOUD DAMAGE ITS INTERESTS AND CAUSE ANY DISPLEASURE.
I PLEDGE TO ALWAYS DEFEND THE HOLY ORTHODOXY IN THE PUBLIC.
DO YOU PLEDGE LOYALTY AND OBEDIENCE TO ME AND TO MY SUCCESSORS:
The Pledge of Honourable Knights
The Grand Master of the order addresses the present person by this pledge:
WILL YOU PROTECT THE HONOUR OF THE ORDER AND PURSUE ITS FURTHER BLOOM.
After the conferring of honours follows unction by sacred oil and with the following words:
HERE A SERVENT OF A LORD IS RECOGNIZED BY OIL OF JOY FOR SANCTIFING AND PURIFYING OF SOUL. IN THE NAME OF FATHER + SON + HOLY SPIRIT.Immediately after that a cloak and ordinal insignias are put on:
THE ONE, WHO UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF NEJVYŠŠÍHO DWELLS, IN THE SHADOW OF LORD RESTS. THAT IS WHY I SAY TO LORD: YOU ARE MY HAVEN AND MY CASTLE, WHERE I SHALL PLACE MY HOPES. FOR HE IS THE ONE WHO FREES YOU FROM THE SLING OF A HUNTER, FROM A WORD THAT BRINGS DOWNFALL. HE SHALL COVER YOU BY HIS PINIONS, UNDER HIS WINGS.
….AMEN.Short speech and blessing with a sword:
IN THE NAME OF FATHER + SON + HOLY SPIRIT