The following information has been prepared for those interested in learning more about the rich history of the Royal Order of Constantine the Great andSaint Helen and the possibility of being invited into its ranks.
A person requesting admission to the Order, and to be invested as a Knight or Dame should be aware that he/she intends to become a part of a Chivalric Institution, and consequently should be prepared to accept and to practice a Chivalric Code of Honor.
Qualifications and Exclusions for Membership
Acceptance into the Order is based on the assessment of the human values and quality of character of the applicant, without distinction or discrimination based on religious, social class, race, political tendencies, physical disability, or sexual orientation.
The following are among the desired qualifications for membership in the Order
The following are impediments for attaining membership
The Process of Nomination Passage Fees, and Annual Membership Dues
The Grand Council
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Grades of the Royal Order of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen
This order is conferred on both men and women.
The Grades conferred on men are as follows:
The Grades conferred on women are as follows:
The Royal Order needs freedom of action in a way that the development of its life and humanitarian activities are the resultsof a prudent and calculated self-governing decision. To achieve the Vision and Mission of the Royal Order it must be financially sound.
The Order receives into its ranks and rewards with the high status of Knighthood and Higher Ranks those individuals following the vocational call to serve mankind. Pledged Economic Commitments are to be paid by check or bank transfer payable to the “Royal Order of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen” within thirty (30) days following the date in which the notice of acceptance has been communicated to the Candidate.
Upon payment of the pledged Economic Commitment, a Candidate accepted for membership will receive his credentials as Postulant for Knighthood. At the conclusion of the Postulation period,the Postulant will be invited to attend a Ceremony, also referred to as “Investiture” conferred by thePrince Grand Master of the Royal Order or his Representative. The Postulant will beknighted during a formal Investiture Ceremony a Sir Knight/Chevalier or a Dame/Lady of the Royal Order of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen of the Royal House of Cappadocia.
If a pledged Economic Commitment is not made, the Postulants file will be marked inactive. Such files may be reopened during the period of ninety (90) days after their filing date if so requested by the postulant upon presentation of a justifiable reason. Annual Membership Dues are payable during the month of June. Any member of the Order who, for whatever reason, chooses not to honor his/her Annual Membership Dues will be considered an Inactive Member and placed on the roster of Inactive Knights and Dames ninety (90) days after the payment is due, with the consequent loss of Seniority on the roster of Active members.
Any Inactive Knight or Dame wishing to be reinstated to the roster of Active Members shallbe required to pay the corresponding Annual Membership Dues accrued during the period of his/her inactive status and/or any other indebtedness to the organization previously incurred. Said member will be reinstated to the roster of Active Knights and Dames on the date of reception of his regulating payment, and that date will be considered his/her seniority date.
Members of the Order are encouraged to discuss the tax-deductible nature of payments to the Order with their individual tax consultants.
The Royal Order is a not-for-profit corporation, incorporated and administered under the laws and regulations of the United States of America as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All contributions are considered to be tax-deductible under the laws of the United States of America and the State of California.
Guiding Principles for Knights and Dames.
A new Knight or Dame joining the Order indicates a wish to further the chivalric code of knighthood. The following principles are presented here as a guide to the new Knight or Dame and are based on the high standards that the knights of old strove to uphold.
These principles should guide Sir Knights and Ladies in daily life and as members of the Order.
The Path to Knighthood for Youth
An order of knighthood is like any other organization, it must cultivate new members and new talent in order to grow and function effectively. One of the best ways to accomplish the Royal Order’s goals and to grow is to bring in young people who are among the highest achievers in their school work and extra-curricular activities. If the Order can instill the chivalric code and values of a Knightof the Royal Order of Constantine the Great and of Saint Helen in the highest achievers of the younger generation, it will benefit not only the Royal Order but each Community and Country in which these young people reside. These are our future leaders, and if trained in knightly values and chivalric code, the future of the entireworld will be much brighter.
These young people bring to the Royal Order talents and abilities that can and will make the Royal Order a “Force for Good” as well as a better organization within the chivalric world. The Royal Order has instituted a program for young men and women between 14 to 21 years of age, and of good character, to eventually become Knights and Ladies.
These candidates must meet the qualifications laid down in the Royal Order’s constitution and must wish to aid the Prince Grand Master, the Grand Council and membersof the Grand Council in their duties. Qualified candidates are admitted to the Order as Squires (for the boys) and Ladies-in-Waiting (for the girls). They begin a Leadership Trainings Program which will bring them into the Order as a full Knight or Lady upon reaching the age of 21.