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The Order of St. Constantine the Great and of St. Helen is knightly –

spiritual order of the Orthodox Church.

The Order of St. Saint Constantine the Great and of Saint Helen is orthodox and stavropigial brotherhood of believers, under the juris-

diction of the Grand Master of the Knights..

The knightly brotherhood is based on spreading and patronage of the saint orthodoxy. In order to aid the suffering ones and charitable


The order of knightly brotherhood is divided as follows:

- Honourable Knight
- Professed Knight
- Commander (Komtur)
- Vice Grand Commander - Grand Commander

(For title Dame see regulations article XXVIII., XXIX.)

Grand Commander leads the order with the help of general council, as assistance organ. The members of the council are appointed and withdrawn by the Grand Commander. Council members become, for the term of office, Commanders of the order. The Grand Commander determines and appoints his deputy with the title of Vice Grand Commander of the order, who has the same authorities given by the

Grand Commander of the order.

The council member follows the rules of general and local assemblies and St. fathers of the Orthodox Church and all their valid canonic


Members of the order are subject to judicially grandmaster of the


Orthodox endowment funds and charitable organizations can also recommend a major donor to the award of an honorary knighthood.

There is no need to be a member of the Orthodox Church.

The Grand Commander of the order may confer honour of Honourable Knight for achievements. Honourable Knight uses the same insignia as ordinal knight, only the band of a cross is of blue colour. Honourable knights may participate, in assemblies of general canonry, with advi-

sory vote.

Voting on Grand Commander and Commanders are carried out according to executive regulations elaborated for voting on ortho- dox bishops. The Grand Commander is voted by the general canonry (assembly of all ordinal members). Commander is voted by members of respective commendam. When counting the votes, for both voting pro-

cedures, have the same regulation as for voting the bishop applies.

In case of no appointed Commander, the respective commandery is led by Grand Commander or Vice Grand Commander (according to regulations in art. VIII) and that is until new ordinal Commander is


If the established commandery isn’t seated by Professed Knights so that the Commander can be elected, then the Grand Commander of the order or his Vice grand commander may (according to the regula- tions of art. VIII) directly authorize, for the purpose of leading comman- dery, an Honourable Knight who will lead commandery till it is seated by Professed knights and voting of Commander is conducted. Thus, chosen Commander is authorized to take steps for their search and

for presenting proposals on their advancement.

General council and Grand Commander of the order may appoint representative (envoy), who shall represent the interest of the order in terms of other sovereign organizations. The respective function may only be given to an ordinal member without distinguishing the type of


The approval of the membership of The Order of St. Constantine the Great and of St. Helen also authorizes the member to ennoble the

member. This regulation even applies to the Honourable Knights.

Grand Commander, Vice Grand Commander, Commander and Pro- fessed Knights wear white cloak with a eagle of Byzantium on the left. Grand Commander has the right to wear a ring with insignias of the order and gold Greek lily cross on the left of chest. Honoured Knights

wear black cloak with yellow shield and Byzantine eagle on the left.

All members of the order wear on neck, a yellow band (honoured knights blue band), golden Greek cross, red-enamel Greek cross, with lily-ended arm. On the arms there are golden letters in the following sequence I.H.S.V. (In Hoc Signo Vinces – You shall win in this sign). A gold medallion with the title of the order and black eagle Byzantium

is placed in the middle of the cross and a gold crown rests on it.

Golden rosette with the name of order and black eagle of Byzantium symbolizes the order. It is used in the flap of left collar of civil outfits.

In case no elected Grand Commander, the Vice Grand Commander takes measures with all his powers, in order to occupy the seat of

Grand Commander.

Newly appointed and seated Grand Commander of the Order of St. Constantine the Great and of St. Helen uses, for the respect and fame

of the order, the princely title.

Women, who are accepted in the Order of St. Constantine the Great and of St. Helen, obtain title of DAME and also all statutory regula-

tions apply to them.

The cloak for DAMES is replaced by pelerine and the band of cross of prescribed colour. Dame becomes a member of the respective

commendams that proposed her for advancement.