INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR ORDERS OF CHIVALRY

PROVISIONAL LIST OF ORDERS

which have been scrutinised by the Commission and pronounced to be found valid, according to the principles developed in the Edinburgh report. The appended list does not include the names of Orders of reigning Royal Houses (1963).


A. INDEPENDENT ORDERS

  1. The Sovereign Military Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, called of Rhodes, called of Malta

    Founded : Blessed Gérard under the authority of Godefroi de Bouillon 1099/sanctioned by Pope Pascal II 1113.

    Sovereign entity in international law.

    Ribbon :Black (Order of Merit Military Division: Red and white; Order of Merit Civil Division: White and red).

    Prince Grand Master :His Most Eminent Highness the Prince Grand Master Frà Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto (b. 1944) (elected in 2018).


B. SEMI-INDEPENDENT ORDERS

  1. Alcantara  (formerly San Julian del Pereiro incorporated with Alcantara 1222) Founded : The two brothers Don Suero and Don Gómez Fernández Barrientos. Under protection of King Ferdinand II of Leon with name of San Julian del Pereiro 1175. Approved by Pope Alexander III 1177. Protecting Authority : The Crown of Spain . Ribbon : Green. Grand Master, Perpetual Administrator by Apostolic Authority : H.M. Juan Carlos, King of Spain (b. 1968). President of the Council of the Four Spanish Military Orders of Santiago, Calatrava, Alcantara and Montesa: H.R.H. Infante Don Carlos de Borbón Dos Sicilias y Borbón, Duke of (b. 1968).
  2. Calatrava Founded : Abbot Ramon de Sierra and a group Monks, who became knights 1157. Under protection of King Sancho III of Castille 1158. Approved by Pope Alexander III 1164. Protecting Authority : The Crown of Spain . Ribbon : Red. Grand Master, Perpetual Administrator by Apostolic Authority : H.M. Juan Carlos, King of Spain (b. 1968). President of the Council of the Four Spanish Military Orders of Santiago, Calatrava, Alcantara and Montesa: H.R.H. Infante Don Carlos de Borbón Dos Sicilias y Borbón, Duke of Calabria (b. 1968).
  3. Montesa (united in 1400 with Saint George d’Alfamo founded 1201) Founded : King Jaime II of Aragon 1312. Approved by Pope John XXII 1317. Protecting Authority : The Crown of Spain . Ribbon : Red. Grand Master, Perpetual Administrator by Apostolic Authority : H.M. Felipe VI, King of Spain (b. 1968). President of the Council of the Four Spanish Military Orders of Santiago, Calatrava, Alcantara and Montesa: H.R.H. Prince Don Pedro de Borbón Dos Sicilias y Orleans, Duke of Calabria (b. 1968).
  4. Santiago Founded : Pedro Fernández de Fuenteencalada and 12 knights about 1161. Under protection of King Fernando II of León 1170. Approved by Pope Alexander III 1175. Protecting Authority : The Crown of Spain  Ribbon : Red. Grand Master, Perpetual Administrator by Apostolic Authority : H.M. Juan Carlos, King of Spain (b. 1968). President of the Council of the Four Spanish Military Orders of Santiago, Calatrava, Alcantara and Montesa: H.R.H. Infante Don Carlos de Borbón Dos Sicilias y Borbón, Duke of Calabria (b. 1968).
  5. The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem Founded : 24 January 1847/41868.  Protecting Authority : The Holy See. Ribbon : Black (Order of the Cross of Merit: White and red; The Palms of Jerusalem: Black). Grand Master : H.Em. Cardinal Fernando Filoni (b. 1946).
  6. The Teutonic Order of Saint Mary of Jerusalem Founded : 19 November 1190, Holy Land  Protecting Authority : The Crown of the Netherlands Ribbon : Black and white Grand Master : The Most Reverend Abbot Dr. Bruno Platter O.T. (elected in 2018).
  7. The Bailiwick of Utrecht of the Teutonic Order in the Netherlands Founded : 1249/ rejected the jurisdiction of Mergentheim 1581/ revival 8 August 1815. Protecting Authority : The Holy See Ribbon : Black and white Landcommander : PA Baron van der Borgh tot Verwolde (elected in 1977).
  8. Bailiwick of Brandenburg of the Knightly Order of Saint John in Prussia Founded :1332/1852. Protecting Authority :The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany. Ribbon : Black Head styled Herrenmeister : H.R.H. Prince Oskar of Prussia (b. 1959) (elected in 1999).
  9. The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem Founded : 1831/1888. Protecting Authority : The Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Ribbon : Black Sovereign Head : H.M. Queen Elizabeth II (b. 1926). Grand Prior : H.R.H. The Duke of Gloucester (b. 1944).
  10. The Knightly Order of Saint John in the Netherlands Founded : 1909/1946 Protecting Authority : The Crown of the Netherlands. Ribbon : Black Commander of Honour : H.R.H. Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands (b. 1938). Coadjutor : Jhr drs A.J. van Citters (Aernout)
  11. The Knightly Order of Saint John in Sweden Founded : 1920 Protecting Authority : The Crown of Sweden. Ribbon : Black edged white High Patron : H.M. Carl XVI Gustav, King of Sweden (b. 1946). Commander : Henric Ancarkrona
  12. Vitez (Vitezi Rend)  Founded : Founded under the Holy Crown of Hungary by Admiral Miklós Horthy, August 1920. Become a Knightly Body from 1953 (appendices p. ) Ribbon : Blue Head and General of the Order : H.R.H. Prince József Karl Hapsburg (b. 1960)

DYNASTIC ORDERS

  1. ALBANIA House of Zogu (Islamic)
    1. Grand Collar of Honour of Albania (Kolieri i madh i nderit i Shqipërisë) Founded : 3 December 1925, as a special rank of the Order of Skanderbeg, by Ahmed bey Zogu (then President of Albania, later King Zog I); became the Crown’s most important and exclusive award after the royal decree of 14 November 1928. Confirmed by the decree-law of 14 July 1938. Ribbon : Black with a wide red centre stripe and thin red edge stripes. Highest Holder (Mbajtësi ma i naltë) : H.R.H. Prince Leka, Prince of the Albanians (Leka II, Titular King of the Albanians) (b. 1982).
    2. Order of Fidelity (Urdhëri Besa) Founded : 22 December 1926 by Ahmed bey Zogu (then President of Albania, later King Zog I); became a royal and dynastic order by statutes, currently in force, dated 14 May and 24 November 1930. Ribbon : Greyish blue with a black-red-black central stripe. Grand Master (Prijës Sovran): H.R.H. Prince Leka, Prince of the Albanians (Leka II, Titular King of the Albanians) (b. 1982).
    3. Order of Scanderbeg (Urdhëri i Skënderbeut) Founded :3 December 1925 by Ahmed bey Zogu (then President of Albania, later King Zog I); became royal and dynastic order by statutes, currently in force, of 14 May and 24 November 1930. Ribbon : Black with two red stripes and thin red edges. Grand Master (Prijës Sovran): H.R.H. Prince Leka, Prince of the Albanians (Leka II, Titular King of the Albanians) (b. 1982).
  2. AUSTRIA House of Habsburg-Lorraine (Lothringen) (Catholic)
    1. Golden Fleece Founded : Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy 10 January 1429/Emperor Charles VI 1700. Ribbon : Red Head and Sovereign : H.I. & R.I. Archduke Karl of Austria (b. 1961)
    2. Star-Cross (for Ladies) Founded : Empress Eleonore, widow of Emperor Ferdinand III, 2 February 1668. Ribbon : Black Sovereign: H.I. & R.I. Archduke Karl of Austria (Karl II, Titular Emperor of Austria) (b. 1961). Supreme Lady Protectress: H.I. & R.I. Archduchess Gabriela of Austria (b. 1956)
  3. BULGARIA House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Orthodox)
    1. Saints Cyril and Methodius Founded : King Ferdinand I 18 May 1909. Ribbon : Salmon pink Grand Master : H.M. Simeon II, King of the Bulgarians (b. 1937).
    2. Bravery Founded : Prince Alexander I 1st January 1880. Ribbon : Pale blue with silver edge stripes. Grand Master : H.M. King Simeon II, King of the Bulgarians (b. 1937).
    3. Saint Alexander Founded : Prince Alexander I 25 December 1881.st January 1880. Ribbon : Red Grand Master : H.M. King Simeon II, King of the Bulgarians (b. 1937).
    4. Civil Courage and Merit Founded : August 1891. Ribbon : White with purple and green edges. Grand Master : H.M. Simeon II, King of the Bulgarians (b. 1937)
    5. Military Courage and Merit Founded :May 1900. Ribbon : Yellow with white and black edges. Grand Master : H.M. Simeon II, King of the Bulgarians (b. 1937)
  4. FRANCE House of Bourbon (Catholic) 
    1. Holy Ghost Founded : King Henri III 31 December 1578. Ribbon : Blue Grand Master : in dispute.
    2. Saint Michael Founded : King Louis XI 1 August 1469. Ribbon : Black Grand Master : in dispute.
    3. Saint Louis Founded : King Louis XIV April 1693. Ribbon : Red Grand Master : in dispute.
  5. GERMANY House of Bourbon (Catholic)
    1. Anhalt House of Ascania (Evangelical) Albrecht the Bear Founded : Dukes Heinrich of Anhalt-Koethen, Leopold Friedrich of Dessau, Alexander Carl of Bernburg 18 November 1836. Ribbon : Green red (ponceau) side stripes. Grand Master : H.H. Prince Eduard II, Titular Duke of Anhalt (b. 1941).
    2. Baden House of Zähringen (Evangelical) Fidelity Founded : Karl Wilhelm, Margrave of Baden-Durlach 17 June 1715. Ribbon : Yellow edged with silver. Grand Master : H.R.H. Maximilian (Max), Margrave of Baden and Duke of Zähringen (Maximilian, Titular Grand Duke of Baden) (b. 1933).
    3. Bavaria House of Wittelsbach (Catholic) Saint Hubert Founded : Gerhard V, Duke of Juliers and Berg 3 November 1444. Ribbon : Flame red (ponceau) with light green side stripes. Grand Master :H.R.H. Prince Franz, Duke of Bavaria (Franz, Titular King of Bavaria) (b. 1933). Saint George Founded : Elector Carl Albert 28 March 1729. Ribbon : Light blue with dark blue inner and white outer stripes. Grand Master :H.R.H. Prince Franz, Duke of Bavaria (Franz, Titular King of Bavaria) (b. 1933). Saint Theresa (for Ladies) Founded : Queen Theresa 12 December 1827. Ribbon : White with one narrow and one broad light blue stripe on each side. Grand Master :H.R.H. Prince Franz, Duke of Bavaria (Franz, Titular King of Bavaria) (b. 1933).
    4. Brunswick Brunswick-Lüneburg (House of Hanover) (Evangelical)
      1. Henry the Lion Founded : Duke Wilhelm 25 April 1834. Ribbon : Crimson red with yellow edges. Grand Master : H.R.H. Prince Ernst August, Prince of Hanover (Ernst August, Titular Duke of Brunswick) (b. 1954).
    5. Hanover House of Guelph (Evangelical)
      1. Guelphic Founded :George Prince Regent of England 12 August 1815 and King Ernst August I 20 May 1841. Ribbon : Light blue. Grand Master : H.R.H. Prince Ernst August, Prince of Hanover (Ernst August V, Titular King of Hanover) (b. 1954).
      2. Saint George Founded :King Ernst August 23 April 1839 Ribbon : Crimson Grand Master : H.R.H. Prince Ernst August, Prince of Hanover (Ernst August V, Titular King of Hanover) (b. 1954).
    6. Hesse House of Lorraine-Brabant (Lutheran)
      1. Golden Lion Founded :Friedrich II, Landgrave of Hesse-Cassel 14 August 1770. Ribbon : Red Grand Master : H.R.H. Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse (Donatus, Titular Elector of Hesse and Titular Grand Duke of Hesse and the Rhine) (b. 1966).
    7. Lippe House of Lippe (Reformed)
      1. Lippe Founded :Prince Leopold of Lippe and Prince Adolph of Schaumburg-Lippe 25 October 1869. Ribbon : Red edged gold. Grand Master : H.S.H. Prince Stephan, Prince of Lippe (Stephan, Titular Prince (Fürst) of Lippe4) (b. 1959).
    8. Oldenburg House of Oldenburg (Lutheran)
      1. Peter Friedrich Ludwig  Founded : Grand Duke Paul Friedrich August 27 November 1838. Ribbon :Dark blue with red edges. Grand Master : H.H. Christian, Duke of Oldenburg, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein and Duke of Glücksburg (Christian, Titular Grand Duke of Oldenburg) (b. 1955).
    9. Prussia House of Hohenzollern (Evangelical)
      1. Black Eagle Founded : King Friedrich I 17 January 1701. Ribbon :Orange. Grand Master : H.R.H. Prince Georg Friedrich, Prince of Prussia (Georg Friedrich, Titular German Emperor, King of Prussia) (b. 1976).
      2. Royal Order of Hohenzollern Founded : King Friedrich Wilhelm IV 16 January/22 August 1851. Ribbon :White with three black stripes. Grand Master : H.R.H. Prince Georg Friedrich, Prince of Prussia (Georg Friedrich, Titular German Emperor, King of Prussia) (b. 1976).
      3. Louisa (for Ladies) Founded : King Friedrich Wilhelm III 3 August 1814 and named from the Queen. Reserved for ladies. Renewed by King Friedrich Wilhelm IV 1848 and 1849, and once again by King Wilhelm I 1865. Ribbon :White with black side stripe. Grand Master : H.R.H. Prince Georg Friedrich, Prince of Prussia (Georg Friedrich, Titular German Emperor, King of Prussia) (b. 1976).
    10. Hohenzollern House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (Catholic)
      1. Hohenzollern Founded : Prince Friedrich Wilhelm Constantin of Hohenzollern-Hechingen and Prince Anton Friedrich of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen 5 December 1841. It was conferred by the Princes of the said houses with the approval of the King. Ribbon :White with three black stripes. Grand Master : H.H. Prince Karl Friedrich (Karl Friedrich, Titular Prince (Fürst) of Hohenzollern) (b. 1952).
    11. Reuss House of Reuss (Lutheran)
      1. Cross of Honour of Reuss Founded : Prince Heinrich XIV 24 May 1869. Ribbon :Reddish purple. Grand Master : H.S.H. Heinrich XIV, Titular Prince (Fürst) Reuss (on his father’s death 1946 but not fully recognised as such until 1962 with effect from 1953) (b. 1955).
    12. Saxony  Kingdom of Saxony
      1. House of Wettin (Albertine Line) (Lutheran, now Catholic) Crown of Rue Founded : King Friedrich August I 20 July 1807. Ribbon : Grass green Grand Master : in dispute
      2. Crown of Rue Founded :King Friedrich August I 20 July 1807. Ribbon : Grass green. Grand Master : in dispute
      3. Saint Henry Founded : Elector Friedrich August II 7 October 1736.  Ribbon : Light blue with yellow stripes at the edges. Grand Master : in dispute
      4. Sidonia (for Ladies) Founded : King Johann 31 December 1870. Ribbon : Violet with white and green stripes. Grand Master : in dispute
    13. Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (Lutheran)
      1. White Falcon Founded : Duke Ernst August 2 August 1732 and renewed by Grand Duke Charles Augustus 18 October 1815. Ribbon : Flame red (ponceau). Grand Master : H.R.H. Michael-Benedict, Prince of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (Titular Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach) (b. 1946).
    14. Saxon Duchies House of Wettin (Ernestine Line: (1) Saxe-Meiningen, (2) Saxe-Coburg-Gotha and (3) Saxe-Altenburg) (Lutheran)
      1. Ernestine Ducal Founded : Friedrich I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg under the name of the Order of German Probity 1690. Renewed by Dukes Friedrich of Altenburg, Ernst I of Coburg-Gotha, Bernhard of Meiningen 28 December 1833. Ribbon : Dark red with green side stripes. Grand Master : (1) H.H. Prince Friedrich-Konrad, Titular Duke of Saxe-Meiningen (b. 1952); (2) H.H. Prince Andreas, Titular Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (b. 1943); (3) became extinct 1991.
    15. Schaumburg-Lippe House of Lippe (Reformed)
      1. Schaumburg-Lippe Founded : Prince Adolph of Schaumburg-Lippe 18 September 1890. Ribbon : Red with gold edges. Grand Master : H.S.H. Prince Alexander Christian, Titular Prince (Fürst) of Schaumburg-Lippe (b. 1958).
    16. Waldeck House of Waldeck (Evangelical)
      1. Waldeck  Founded : Prince Georg Victor 3 July 1857. Ribbon : Yellow with red and blue edge stripes. Grand Master : H.S.H. Prince Wittekind, Titular Prince (Fürst) of Waldeck and Pyrmont (b. 1936).
    17. Württemberg House of Württemberg (Lutheran, now Catholic)
      1. Crown of Württemberg Founded : King Wilhelm I 23 September 1818 and modified by King Carl I 22 December 1864. Ribbon : Crimson with broad black side stripes. Grand Master :H.R.H. Carl, Duke of Württemberg (Carl II, Titular King of Württemberg) (b. 1936).
      2. Olga (for Ladies) Founded : King Carl I 27 June 1871. Ribbon : Black with broad dark red side stripes. Grand Master :H.R.H. Carl, Duke of Württemberg (Carl II, Titular King of Württemberg) (b. 1936).
  6. GREECE House of Oldenburg (Greek Orthodox)
    1. Redeemer Founded : 31 July 1829 but not conferred until reinstituted by King Otto I in 1833. Ribbon : pale blue, edged in white. Grand Master : H.M. Constantine II, King of the Hellenes (b. 1940).
    2. Saint George & Saint Constantine Founded : 1936 Ribbon : Dark blue, with alternate red and white horizontal striped edges. Grand Master : H.M. Constantine II, King of the Hellenes (b. 1940).
    3. Saint Olga & Saint Sophia Founded : 1936 Ribbon : Dark blue, with white horizontal striped edges. Grand Master : H.M. Constantine II, King of the Hellenes (b. 1940).
    4. George I Founded : King Constantine I 16 January 1915 Ribbon : Dark red Grand Master : H.M. Constantine II, King of the Hellenes (b. 1940).
  7. ITALY 
    1. Kingdom of Italy House of Savoy (Catholic)
      1. Holy Annunciation Founded : Order of the Collar or the Love Knot by Count Amadeo VI of Savoy 1362. Renewed by Duke Carlo III of Savoy under its present designation 1518. Ribbon : Purple Grand Master : H.R.H. Crown Prince Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy, Prince of Piedmont and Prince of Naples (Vittorio Emanuele IV, Titular King of Italy) (b. 1937).
      2. Saints Maurice and Lazarus Founded : St Lazarus 12th century, recognised in Papal Bull 1254; St Maurice by Duke Amadeo VIII of Savoy 1434. St Lazarus was joined to a revived St. Maurice by Papal Bull of Gregory XIII 1572. Ribbon : Green Grand Master : H.R.H. Crown Prince Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy, Prince of Piedmont and Prince of Naples (Vittorio Emanuele IV, Titular King of Italy) (b. 1937).
      3. Civil Order of Savoy Founded : King Carlo Alberto 29 October 1831. Ribbon : White with a wide central blue stripe. Grand Master : H.R.H. Crown Prince Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy, Prince of Piedmont and Prince of Naples (Vittorio Emanuele IV, Titular King of Italy) (b. 1937).
    2. Parma House of Bourbon-Parma (Catholic)
      1. Constantinian Saint George Founded : confirmation of transfer to Francesco Farnese, Duke of Parma, Piacenza and Castro 24 October 1699 by Bull Sincerae Fidei of Pope Innocent XII / Maria Luigia of Austria, Duchess of Parma, Piacenza and Guastalla 26 February 1816. Ribbon : Light blue. Grand Master : H.R.H. Prince Charles Xavier, Duke of Parma (Charles Xavier, titular Duke of Parma and Piacenza) (b. 1970).
      2. Saint Lodovico Founded : Carlo Lodovico I, Duke of Lucca 22 December 1836 / then as Duke of Parma 11 August 1849. Ribbon : Blue with yellow edges. Grand Master : H.R.H. Prince Charles Xavier, Duke of Parma (Charles Xavier, titular Duke of Parma and Piacenza) (b. 1970).
    3. Tuscany House of Habsburg-Lorraine (Catholic)
      1. Saint Stephen Founded : by Bull of Pope Pius IV 1st February 1562 Ribbon : Red. Grand Master : H.I. & R.I. Prince Sigismondo, Archduke of Austria, Titular Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1966).
      2. Saint Joseph Founded : Ferdinand, Grand Duke of Würzburg 9 March 1807 / Ferdinand III transformed into a Tuscan Order 19 March 1817. Ribbon : Red with white edges. Grand Master : H.I. & R.I. Prince Sigismondo, Archduke of Austria, Titular Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1966).
    4. Two Sicilies House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies  (Catholic)
      1. Saint Januarius Founded :Carlo VII, King of Naples and Sicily (Carlo IV) 6 July 1738. Ribbon : Red. Grand Master : in dispute.
      2. Constantinian Saint George Founded : confirmation of transfer to Francesco Farnese, Duke of Parma, Piacenza and Castro 24 October 1699 by Bull Sincerae Fidei of Pope Innocent XII. Ribbon : Light blue. Grand Master : in dispute.
  8. JUGOSLAVIA/SERBIA House Karadjordjevic (Orthodox)
    1. Prince Saint Lazarus Founded : King Alexander I of Serbia 28 June 1889. The Order is only worn by the King of Serbia and by his Crown Prince (when of majority). Insignia: The insignia are very elegant, made of gold, enamels, embellished with rubies, sapphires, emeralds, diamonds and pearls. Grand Master : H.R.H. Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia (Alexander II, Titular King of Yugoslavia) (b. 1945).
    2. White Eagle Founded : King Milan I of Serbia 23 January (4 February) 1883. Ribbon : Red with pale blue outer edge stripes. Grand Master : H.R.H. Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia (Alexander II, Titular King of Yugoslavia) (b. 1945).
    3. Saint Sava Founded : King Milan I of Serbia 23 January (4 February) 1883. Ribbon : White with pale blue stripes near the edges. Grand Master : H.R.H. Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia (Alexander II, Titular King of Yugoslavia) (b. 1945).
    4. Star of Karageorge Founded : King Peter I of Serbia 1 January 1904. Ribbon : Red with white outer edge stripes. Grand Master : H.R.H. Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia (Alexander II, Titular King of Yugoslavia) (b. 1945).
    5. Crown of Yugoslavia Founded : King Alexander of Yugoslavia I 5 April 1930. Ribbon : Dark Blue Grand Master : H.R.H. Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia (Alexander II, Titular King of Yugoslavia) (b. 1945).
  9. MONTENEGRO  House of Petrovic-Njegos (Orthodox)
    1. Danilo I Founded : Prince Danilo I 23 April (5 May) 1852. Ribbon: White with red stripes. Grand Master : H.R.H. Prince Nikola Petrovic-Njegos of Montenegro (Nikola II, Titular King of Montenegro) (b. 1944).
    2. Saint Peter (The Royal Montenegrin House Order) Founded : Prince (later King) Nicholas I 1869. Restricted to Members of the Royal Family and kinsmen only. Ribbon : Red, blue and white stripes. Grand Master : H.R.H. Prince Nikola Petrovic-Njegos of Montenegro (Nikola II, Titular King of Montenegro) (b. 1944).
    3. Petrovic-Njegos Founded : Prince (later King) Nicholas I 1897. Ribbon : White with red stripes. Grand Master : H.R.H. Prince Nikola Petrovic-Njegos of Montenegro (Nikola II, Titular King of Montenegro) (b. 1944).
  10. PORTUGAL  House of Bragança (Catholic)
    1. Saint Isabel Founded : Prince Regent Joao, later King Joao VI 4 November 1801. Ribbon: Pink with a central white stripe. Sovereign : H.R.H. Dom Duarte, Duke of Bragança (Duarte III, Titular King of Portugal and the Algarves) (b. 1945). Grand Master : H.R.H. Dona Isabel, Duchess of Bragança. (b. 1966).
    2. Immaculate Conception of Vila Viçosa Founded : King Joao VI 6 February 1818. Ribbon : Light blue with white edges. Grand Master : H.R.H. Dom Duarte, Duke of Bragança (Duarte III, Titular King of Portugal and the Algarves) (b. 1945).
  11. RUMANIA House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (Rumanian Orthodox)
    1. Crown Founded : King Charles I 10/22 May 1881/9 May 1932/30 December 2011. Ribbon: Light blue with silver stripes. Grand Master : in dispute.
    2. Charles I Founded : King Charles I 10 May 1906/5 January 2005/30 December 2009. Ribbon : Light blue yellow-red-yellow edges. Grand Master : in dispute.
    3. Military Order of Michael the Brave Founded : King Ferdinand I 26 September 1916. Ribbon : Cherry red with broad gold edges. Grand Master : in dispute.
  12. RUSSIA House of Romanov-Holstein-Gottorp (Orthodox)
    1. Saint Andrew Founded : Emperor Peter the Great 30 November (11 December) 1698. Ribbon: Pale blue. Grand Master : H.I.H. Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia (Maria I, Titular Empress and Autocrat of All the Russias) (b. 1953).
    2. Saint Catherine (for Ladies) Founded : Emperor Peter the Great 25 November (7 December) 1714. Ribbon : Red with silver edges. Sovereign: H.I.H. Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia (Maria I, Titular Empress and Autocrat of All the Russias) (b. 1953). Grand Master : H.I.H. Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia (Maria I, Titular Empress and Autocrat of All the Russias) (b. 1953).
    3. Saint Alexander Nevsky Founded : Empress Catherine I 30 August (12 September) 1725. Ribbon : Red Grand Master : H.I.H. Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia (H.I.M. Maria I, Titular Empress and Autocrat of All the Russias ) (b. 1953).
    4. Saint Anne Founded : Duke Karl Fredrich of Holstein-Gottorp14 December 1735, introduced to Russia 1742 and an Order of the Russian Empire 5 April (17 April) 1796. Ribbon : Red with a thin yellow strip near the edge. Grand Master : H.I.H. Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia (Maria I, Titular Empress and Autocrat of All the Russias ) (b. 1953).
    5. Saint George  Founded : Empress Catherine II 26 November (9 December) 1769. Ribbon : Black with two orange stripes. Grand Master : H.I.H. Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia (Maria I, Titular Empress and Autocrat of All the Russias) (b. 1953).
    6. Saint Vladimir Founded : Empress Catherine II 22 September (5 October) 1782. Ribbon : Black, red, black. Grand Master : H.I.H. Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia (Maria I, Titular Empress and Autocrat of All the Russias) (b. 1953).
    7. White Eagle Founded : King Augustus II of Poland, Duke of Saxony 1 November 1705, Order of the Russian Kingdom of Poland in 1815 and an Order of the Russian Empire in 17 November (30 November) 1830. Ribbon : Dark blue. Grand Master : H.I.H. Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia (Maria I, Titular Empress and Autocrat of All the Russias ) (b. 1953).
    8. Saint Stanislas Founded : King Stanislaus Augustus Poniatowski of Poland 7 May 1765, Order of the Russian Kingdom of Poland in 1815 and an Order of the Russian Empire 17 November (30 November) 1830. Ribbon : White, red, white, red (wide), white, red, white. Grand Master : H.I.H. Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia (Maria I, Titular Empress and Autocrat of All the Russias ) (b. 1953).

EXTRA EUROPEAN DYNASTIC ORDERS

Category created during the meeting of the Commission in Agrigento (18 November 2007).
  1. BRAZIL House of Orléans-Bragança (Catholic)
    1. Peter I Founded : Emperor Pedro I 16 April 1826 and reformed by his son Dom Pedro II 19 October 1842. Ribbon: Grass green with broad white edges. Grand Master : in dispute.
    2. Rose Founded : Emperor Pedro I 17 October 1829. Ribbon : Pale pink with white edges. Grand Master : in dispute.

OTHER DYNASTIC ORDERS

These orders were created as dynastic orders by princely houses, which later became “mediatised” houses (and were not present at the Congress of Vienna). They were erroneously included in the 1964 Register, contrary to the 2nd principle.
  1. Hohenlohe House of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingfurst (Lutheran)
    1. Phoenix Founded : as the Order of the Golden Flame 29 December 1757, later converted into the Phoenix. Ribbon: Crimson with gold edges. Grand Master :H.S.H. Prince Maximilian 10th Prince zu Hohenlohe-Bartenstein (b. 1972).
  2. Isenburg House of Isenburg-Birstein (Catholic)
    1. Isenburg (House Order “pour mes amis”) Founded : 1809 Ribbon: Gold, light blue, white, black, white, light blue, gold. Grand Master :H.S.H. Prince Alexander 9th Prince von Isenburg (b. 1969).
  3. Thurn and Taxis House of Thurn and Taxis (Catholic)
    1. Thurn und Taxis Founded : 1704/1733 Ribbon: Light blue. Grand Master :H.S.H. Prince Albert II 12th Prince von Thurn und Taxis (b. 1983).

RECENTLY EXTINCT ORDERS

  1. Mecklenburg (Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Strelitz) House of Mecklenburg (Lutheran, now Catholic) House of Mecklenburg (Lutheran, now Catholic)
    1. Wendisch Crown Founded : Grand Duke Friedrich Franz II of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and the Grand Duke Friedrich Wilhelm of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 12 May 1864. Ribbon: Light blue with inner yellow and outer red side stripes. Grand Master :- Mecklenburg-Schwerin: Friedrich Franz, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Friedrich Franz V, Titular Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin) (1910-2001) (the male line is now extinct). - Mecklenburg-Strelitz: H.H. Georg Borwin, Duke of Mecklenburg (Georg Borwin, Titular Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz) (b. 1956).
  2. Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt and Sondershausen (Lutheran) House of Schwarzburg
    1. Cross of Honour of Schwarzburg Founded : Prince Friedrich Günther 20 May 1853 for the principality of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, and changed to a Cross of Honour for both principalities by a convention made with Prince Günther Friedrich Karl of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen 28 June 1857. Ribbon: Yellow with three light blue stripes. Grand Master :became extinct 1971.

Appendices

OTHER INSTITUTIONS OF A CHIVALRIC CHARACTER
Ancient chivalric institutions, originally founded as orders, subsequently revived by the dynastic successor of the founding authority.
  1. Portugal House of Bragança (Catholic)
    1. Saint Michael of the Wing Founded : 1171/1848/1981/2001 (Conferred since 1981) Ribbon: Red Grand Master :H.R.H. Dom Duarte, Duke of Bragança (Duarte III, Titular King of Portugal and the Algarves) (b. 1945).
    2. Order of Merit of the Portuguese Royal House Founded :1993 as a way to reward extraordinary services rendered to the Portuguese Monarchical Cause and for exceptional merit in the Monarchical Cause. Ribbon: Red, light blue, red Grand Master :H.R.H. Dom Duarte, Duke of Bragança (Duarte III, Titular King of Portugal and the Algarves) (b. 1945).

New chivalric institutions founded by the head of a formerly reigning dynasty.

  1. Italy House of Savoy (Catholic)
    1. Merit of Savoy Founded : H.R.H. Crown Prince Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy, Prince of Piedmont and Prince of Naples 23 January 1988. Ribbon: Blue with a broad white centre stripe. Grand Master :H.R.H. Crown Prince Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy, Prince of Piedmont and Prince of Naples (Vittorio Emanuele IV, Titular King of Italy) (b. 1937).
  2. Russia House of Romanov-Holstein-Gottorp (Orthodox)
    1. Saint Nicholas the Miraculous Founded :H.M: Emperor Kyril I 19 July (1 August) 1929. Ribbon: Black, yellow, white. Grand Master :H.I.H. Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia (Maria I, Titular Empress and Autocrat of All the Russias ) (b. 1953).
    2. Saint Michael the Archangel Founded : H.I.H. Grand Duke Vladimir Kyrilovich of Russia (Vladimir I, Titular Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias) 1988. Ribbon: White, yellow, black, yellow, white. Grand Master :H.I.H. Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia (Maria I, Titular Empress and Autocrat of All the Russias ) (b. 1953).

Awards founded by the political claimant of a formerly reigning dynasty

  1. Georgia  House of Bagration (Orthodox)
    1. Bragationi-Gruzinsk
      1. Royal Order of St. David Founded : 2009 Ribbon: Light blue Grand Master : H.R.H. Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski (b. 1950)
      2. Royal Order of the Crown Founded : 2013 Ribbon: Red Grand Master : H.R.H. Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski (b. 1950)
      3. Royal Order of King Erekle II Founded : 2009 Ribbon: Esmerald Grand Master : H.R.H. Prince Nugzar Bagrationi-Gruzinski (b. 1950)
    2. Bagrationi of Mukhran
      Founded the following as political orders
      1. Tunic of Our Lord Founded : H.R.H. Prince Irakly de Bagration-Mukhransky (1939). Ribbon: Maroon Grand Master : H.R.H. Prince David de Bagration-Mukhransky (b. 1976).
      2. Saint Queen Tamara Founded : 1915/1919/1942/2008 Grand Master : H.R.H. Prince David de Bagration-Mukhransky (b. 1976).
      3. Crown of Georgia Founded : H.R.H. Prince Irakly de Bagration-Mukhransky (1939). Ribbon: Bordeaux Grand Master : H.R.H. Prince David de Bagration-Mukhransky (b. 1976).
    3. Bagrationi - Imereti 
      1. Oath Order Founded : 2016 Ribbon: Blue Grand Master : H.R.H. Prince Irakly Bagrationi - Imereti (b. 1981).
      2. Order of St Simon Founded : 2017 Grand Master : H.R.H. Prince Irakly Bagrationi - Imereti (b. 1981).
      3. Order of Saints David and Constantine Founded : 2016 Ribbon: Black Grand Master : H.R.H. Prince Irakly Bagrationi - Imereti (b. 1981).
  2. Portugal House of Bragança (Catholic)  House of Romanov-Holstein-Gottorp (Orthodox)
    1. Merit Cross of the Royal House of Portugal Founded :1993/2015 Ribbon: Red, light blue, red Grand Master :H.R.H. Dom Duarte, Duke of Bragança (Duarte III, Titular King of Portugal and the Algarves) (b. 1945).
  3. Spain (Carlist) House of Bourbon-Parma (Catholic) 
    1. Order of Prohibited Legitimacy Founded : H.R.H. Don Jaime (III) de Borbón y Borbón-Parma, Duke of Madrid 16 April 1923/2000 Ribbon :Black and green vertical stripes. Grand Master : H.R.H. Prince Charles Xavier, Duke of Madrid (Carlos Javier de Borbón-Parma y Orange-Nassau, Duke of Madrid) (b. 1970).

Successors of chivalric institutions originally founded under the authority of a State
Hungary
  • Vitez (Vitezi Rend)  Founded :Admiral Miklós Horthy August 1920. A Knightly Body from 1953. Ribbon: Red, light blue, red Grand Master : H.R.H. Prince József Karl Hapsburg (b. 1960) 
NOBLE CORPORATIONS
During the meeting of the Commission in Vienna (21.9.1970) it was decided to amplify the study of chivalric subjects by inserting a list of Noble Corporations. The following is a limited list of Noble Corporations which have been placed before the Commission and whose status is fully accepted. Others which qualify may be added from time to time. The basis of qualification is that such corporations should have a charter or some form of statute from a Sovereign at some time in the past; their insignia should be officially recognised in some form or other, and/or permitted to be worn on uniform, either military or civil. (There are many organisations of nobility which are of the highest social repute which do not comply with these conditions, and no reflection is made upon them by not including them in this list).
  1. Austria
    1. The Enrolled Nobles of the Tyrol Founded :1361 Badge:The red eagle of the Tyrol surmounted by a helmet and bearing on its breast an escutcheon with the cypher FI. Ribbon:Green, edged gold.
  2. Germany
    1. The Nobles of Wurttemberg (1808) Founded :1808 Badge:A Maltese cross Argent edged Or and bearing on a gold centre the royal cypher FR surmounted by a crown. Ribbon:Yellow
  3. Italy
    1. The Venerable & Noble Archconfraternity of the Holy Apostles of Casale Monferrato (Veneranda e Nobile Arciconfraternita dei Santi Apostoli di Casale Monferrato [Duchy of Monferrato]) Founded :1460 Badge:Coat of Arms of the Holy See. Ribbon:Red and yellow Patron:H.R.H. The Infante Don Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria (1938-2015).
    2. The Archconfraternity of Saint Michael the Archangel of Casale Monferrato (Arciconfraternita di San Michele Arcangelo di Casale Monferrato [Duchy of Monferrato]) Founded :1503 Badge: The Image of the Archangel Saint Michael. Ribbon:White
    3. The Royal Archconfraternity of the Holy Sacrament of the Spanish Nobility of Santiago in Naples (Reale Arciconfraternita del Santissimo Sacramento dei Nobili Spagnoli di Santiago in Napoli) Founded :1534/1614. Badge: The Red Cross of Santiago. Ribbon:Red and yellow stripes. First Brother & Superior:H.M. King Felipe VI of Spain.
    4. Royal Archconfraternity of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows in St Ferdinand of the Palace (Reale Arciconfraternita di Nostra Signora dei Sette Dolori in S. Ferdinando di Palazzo [Naples]) Founded :1522c./1628.
    5. The Royal Companionate of the Archconfraternity of the Whites of the Holy Spirit (Real Compagnia dell’Arciconfraternita dei Bianchi dello Spirito Santo [Naples]) Founded :1570.
    6. The Most August Companionate of the Disciples of the Holy Cross (Augustissma Compagnia della Disciplina della Santa Croce [Naples]) Founded :1290/1554.
    7. Royal Archconfraternity of the Nobles of Mount Calvary (Real Arciconfraternita dei Nobili di Monte Calvario [Naples]) Founded :1579
    8. Archconfraternity of the Holy Apostles of Rome [Arciconfraternita dei Santi Apostoli di Roma] Founded :XVI Century.
  4. Netherlands
    1. The Knightly Corporation of Overijssel Badge:An armed knight and in base a ducal coronet.
    2. The Knightly Corporation of Utrecht Badge:A helmet Argent, mantled Gules and Sable, and thereon, on an escutcheon Gules, a cross Argent between two feathers Vert.
  5. Spain
    1. Royal Maestranza of Knighthood of Ronda (Real Maestranza de Caballería de Ronda) Founded:1572/1817. Badge:On a cartouche the Virgin Mary in her glory. Chief:H.M. King Felipe VI of Spain.
    2. Royal Maestranza of Knighthood of Seville (Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla) Founded:1670 Badge:Upon two shields, the dexter being the arms of Spain and upon the sinister, the figure of St George. Chief:H.M. King Felipe VI of Spain.
    3. Royal Maestranza of Knighthood of Granada (Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Granada) Founded:1686/1764. Badge:Upon a shield, the Virgin Mary in her glory with in bordure the motto GIRUM COELI CIRCUIVI SOLA. Chief:H.M. King Felipe VI of Spain.
    4. Royal Maestranza of Knighthood of Valencia (Real Maestranza de Caballería de Valencia) Founded:1697 Badge:On a cartouche, two knights jousting. Chief:H.M. King Felipe VI of Spain.
    5. Royal Maestranza of Knighthood of Zaragoza (Real Maestranza de Caballería de Zaragoza) Originally the Confraternity of Saint George, approved in 1457 (whose origins can be traced to a chapter of knights existing in 1291), this was formed into a Maestranza in 1819. Founded:1819/1922. Badge:A cross pattée fitchée Argent edged Or. Chief:H.M. King Felipe VI of Spain.
    6. Royal Collegiate Corporation of Noble Sons of the Nobility of Madrid (Royal Corporation of Caballeros Hijodalgo of Madrid) (Real Cuerpo de la Nobleza de Madrid) Originally the Confraternity of Saint George, approved in 1457 (whose origins can be traced to a chapter of knights existing in 1291), this was formed into a Maestranza in 1819. Founded:1782 Badge:A cross with lance-shaped terminals Purpure. Ribbon:Fuchsia Chief:H.M. King Felipe VI of Spain.
    7. Royal Corporation of the Nobility of Catalonia, Ancient Military Arm of the Principality of Catalonia and the Counties of Rosellon and Cerdana (united with the Confraternity of Saint George of the Vermeil Cross, founded 1371) (Real Cuerpo de la Nobleza de Cataluña, Antiguo Brazo Militar del Principado de Cataluña y Condados del Rosellón y la Cerdaña) Founded:1441/1602/1880. Badge:A shield paly of eight Or and Gules, surmounted by a royal crown and all on a cross, Gules. Ribbon:Black with red edges. Chief:H.M. King Felipe VI of Spain.
    8. The Deputation and Council of the Grandees of Spain (La Diputacion y Consejo de la Grandeza de España) Founded: 1815/1915/1999. Badge:A shield paly of eight Or and Gules, surmounted by a royal crown and all on a cross, Gules. Ribbon:Black with red edges. Chief:H.M. King Felipe VI of Spain.
  6. United Kingdom
    1. Standing Council of the Baronetage Founded:1898/1903. Badge:Upon a shield Argent a left hand Gules (the red hand of Ulster), surmounted by an Imperial Crown proper, the whole enclosed by an oval border embossed with gilt scroll work bearing a design of shamrocks and roses and thistles combined (for Baronets of England, Ireland and Great Britain respectively), or a design of roses, thistles and shamrocks combined (for Baronets of the United Kingdom). Ribbon:Orange with narrow blue edges.
    2. The Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor Founded:1908/1912 Badge:Upon an oval medallion of vermilion, enclosed by a scroll a cross-hilted sword belted and sheathed, pommel upwards, between two spurs, rowels upwards, the whole set about with the sword belt, all gilt. Knight Principal:Sir Colin Berry
    3. The Convention of the Baronage of Scotland Arms:Or a cap of maintenance Gules doubled Ermine, on a chief Azure, a saltire Argent. Motto:ALCI JUS REDDERE.
    4. The Baronets of Scotland or of Nova Scotia Founded:1625 Badge:The arms of Nova Scotia, an escutcheon Argent, a saltire Azure surmounted by an Imperial Crown, enclosed with the motto in an oval band FAX MENTIS HONESTAE GLORIA Ribbon:Orange-tawny.

OTHER NOBILIARY BODIES
Appreciating the fact that several nobiliary organisations of the highest social standing and repute did not meet the qualifications for inclusion in the “Nobiliary Corporations” section of this Register, the Commission which met in Washington in 1984 established the new category of “Other Nobiliary Bodies.”
The basis for inclusion in this category is that such bodies must be entirely noble in composition and possess real historical and cultural relevance within their indigenous society. They may be armigerous and possess uniforms or insignia, but such attributes do not in themselves constitute qualifications for recognition. Synthetic nobiliary bodies, founded as a result of purely private initiatives and lacking historical and cultural relevance do not qualify for inclusion in this list.
The following is a limited list of several nobiliary bodies whose status is fully accepted by the Commission. It is probable that the list will be augmented from time to time.
  1. Europe
    Commission d’Information et de Liaison des Associations Nobles d’Europe (CILANE) This organisation, which has its Seat in Paris, includes the following nobiliary associations:
    1. Vereinigung der Deutschen Adelverbande - VdDa (Germany).
    2. Corpo della Nobiltà Italiana - CNI (Italy).
    3. Nederlandse Adelsvereneniging - NAV (Netherlands).
    4. Association de la Noblesse du Royaume de Belgique - ANRB (Belgium).
    5. Assoçiãcao da Nobreza Histórica de Portugal - ANHP (Portugal).
    6. Union de la Noblesse Russe - UNR (Russia).
    7. Maison de la Noblesse Finlandaise - Ritarihuone (Finland).
    8. Association des Familles Suisses - AFS (Switzerland).
    9. Association de la Noblesse Française - ANF (France).
    10. Commission and Association for Armigerous Families of Great Britain - AFGB (Great Britain).
    11. Réunion de la Noblesse Pontificale - RNP (Holy See).
    12. Maison de la Noblesse Suédoise - Riddarhuset (Sweden).
    13. Croatian Nobility Association (Croatia)
    14. Dansk Adels-Forening (DAF) (Denmark)
    15. Magyar Történelmi Családok Egyesülete (MTCSE) (Hungary)
    16. Committee of Privileges of the Maltese Nobility (Malta)
  2. Spain
    1. Real Asociación de Hidalgos de España - RAHE Founded:1954 Badge:A shield paly of eight Or and Gules, surmounted by a royal crown and all on a cross, Gules. Ribbon:Red
    2. Royal Brotherhood of the Holy Chalice of Valencia (Real Hermandad del Santo Caliz - Cuerpo de la Nobleza Valenciana) Founded:1917/1923/1948. Badge:On a lozenge Or, four bars Gules, charged with an oval escutcheon bearing the Holy Chalice of Valencia. Ribbon:Red
    3. Royal Military Establishment of the Principality of Gerona, Confraternity of Saint George (Real Estamento Militar del Principado de Gerona) Founded:1386/1714/1928. Badge:On a Cross of Saint George Gules, edged Or, four swords Argent, points inward. Ribbon:Red
    4. Royal, Most Ancient and Very Illustrious Confraternity of Noble Knights of Our Lady of Portillo of Zaragoza (Real, Antiquísima y Muy Ilustre Cofradía de Caballeros Nobles de Nuestra Señora del Portillo) Founded:1350/1646. Badge:The cross of “Sobrarbe” Gules, in the centre a roundel Azure charged with a ruined wall bearing in the centre the portrait of Our Lady of Portillo proper flanked by two soldiers in armour Or, all surmounted by the Royal Crown of Spain Or Ribbon:Red Chief:H.M. King Felipe VI of Spain.
    5. Royal Brotherhood of “Infanzones” of Our Lady of Charity of the Imperial Town of Illescas (Real Hermandad de Infanzones de Nuestra Senora de la Caridad de la Imperial Villa de Illescas) Founded:1265/1925 Badge:A voided cross flory Argent, in centre point a square charged with a torteau. Ribbon:Red Chief:H.M. King Felipe VI of Spain.
    6. The Illustrious and Noble Brotherhood of Saint John the Evangelist of La Laguna (Ilustre y Noble Esclavitud de San Juan Evangelista de la Laguna) Founded:1649/1728. Badge:A crowned eagle or, holding in its beak a feather proper. Ribbon:White edged green.
    7. The Most Illustrious Chapter of the Knights and Esquires of Cuenca (Cabildo de Caballeros y Escuderos de Cuenca) Founded:1273/1944. Badge:A plate charged in the centre with a cross flory Gules. Ribbon:Red
    8. Union of the Nobility of the Ancient Kingdom of Mallorca (Union de la Nobleza del Antiquo Reino de Mallorca) Founded:1955 Badge:A plate charged in the centre with the shield of the Kingdom of Majorca surmounted by a royal crown and placed on a Cross of Saint George flanked by two mounted knights. Ribbon:Red
  3. United Kingdom
    1. Honourable Corps of Gentlemen at Arms Founded:1509 Captain pro tempore: Lord Bruce Joseph Grocott, Baron Grocott. Uniform:The uniform of a Heavy Dragoon Guards officer of the 1840s. It has a skirted red coat with Garter blue velvet cuffs and facings embroidered with the Tudor royal badge of the Portcullis. Helmets with white swan feather plumes are worn when on duty, even in church. Officers wear gold aiguillettes and carry sticks of office which they receive from the Sovereign on appointment. Cavalry swords are worn, and long ceremonial battle-axes, over 300 years old, are carried by all the Gentlemen.
    2. The Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs Founded:1952 Convenor: The Rt. Hon. Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, K.T., Chief of the Name and Arms of Bruce. Secretary: George Way of Plean, Baron Plean, Procurator Fiscal of Lyon Court. Arms: Azure, three eagle’s feathers Or surmounted at the base by a hurt environed of a circlet Or. Badge: Three eagle’s feathers Or surmounted at the base by a hurt environed of a circlet Or charged (at option of the Standing Council) with the words “Standing Council of Scottish Chiefs”.
    3. The Royal Company of Archers (The Queen’s Bodyguard for Scotland)  Founded:1676 & 1822. Captain General and Gold Stick for Scotland: The Rt. Hon. Earl of Airlie, K.T., G.C.V.O. Arms: Vert, three arrows proper, barbed and feathered Argent, one in pale and two in saltire surmounted by an escutcheon Or, charged with a lion rampant within a double tressure flory counterflory of fleur-de-lys Gules and ensigned with an Imperial Crown proper. Supporters: Two archers with bows in their exterior hands, that on the dexter in the uniform of the company in the year 1716, that on the sinister in that of the year 1816. Motto: ARCU ATQUE ANIMO. Uniform: A field-green uniform, the bonnet bearing eagle feathers, three for the Captain-General, two for Officers, and one for Archers.

ECCLESIASTICAL DECORATIONS
As there has been a substantial increase in the number of Ecclesiastical Decorations being worn socially, the Commission, after some hesitation, has decided to include in the Register a list of such decorations as are currently bestowed directly by the Patriarchs of the Eastern Orthodox Church, or by the heads of Autocephalous or Autonomous Churches of that rite, and by the Archbishop of Canterbury as Primus Inter Pares of the Anglican Communion. It is to be clearly understood that the decorations listed below are not considered by the Commission to be Chivalric in nature even though several may use the term “Order” in their styles and imitate Chivalric titles.
We invite these Authorities to use more proper terms for any future creations of awards. Nevertheless, the Commission accepts that these Ecclesiastical Decorations possess full validity as awards of merit or honours within the respective Churches which have instituted them. However, as none of the Eastern Orthodox Patriarchal Sees possess any type of direct Sovereignty, nor indeed does the Archbishop of Canterbury, the decorations instituted by them may not be deemed as equivalent to those bestowed by the Roman Pontiff not only in his Spiritual Capacity but also in his temporal position as Sovereign of the Vatican City State.
The Commission will include in this category of the Register only those decorations actually bestowed directly by the High Ecclesiastical authority in question. None of those bodies, which are often created as a purely private initiative, and which subsequently place themselves under the “protection” of a Patriarchal See or Archbishopric may be included in the Register.
Protection is an attribute of Sovereignty, which none of these Sees actually possesses. The following is a provisional list which may be augmented in the future.
  1. Eastern Catholic Churches
    1. Antioch, Alexandria & Jerusalem, Patriarchate of (Greek Melkite) Order of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem Founded : 1945 Ribbon: Black and red. Grand Master : H.B. Youssef Absi (Joseph), S.M.S.P. (b. 1946).
    2. Antioch & Syria, Patriarchate of (Uniate-Syrian Catholic) Order of Saint Ignatius of Antioch Founded : 1985 Ribbon: Red Grand Master : H.B. Patriarch Mar Ignace Youssif III (Ephrem Joseph Younan) (b. 1944).
  2. ANGLICAN COMMUNION
    1. Canterbury, Archbishopric of (Church of England) Cross of Saint Augustine of Canterbury Founded : Archbishop Michael Ramsey 19 February 1965. Ribbon: Canterbury blue. Grand Master : The Most Revd. and Rt. Hon. Justin Portal Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1956).
  3. AUTOCEPHALOUS ORTHODOX CHURCHES
      1. Cyprus, Archbishopric of (Greek Orthodox) Order of Orthodox Hospitallers  Founded : H.B. Archbishop Makarios III in 1972. Ribbon: Red Grand Master : H.B. Chrysostomos II Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Cyprus (b. 1941).
      2. Jerusalem, Patriarchate of (Greek Orthodox) Order of the Orthodox Crusaders of the Holy Sepulchre Ribbon: Red Grand Master : H.B. Patriarch Theophilus III (Giannopoulos) of Jerusalem (b. 1952).
      3. Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church St. Mary Magdalene Ribbon: Red Founded: H.E. Vassili, Metropolitan of Warsaw and of All Poland. Grand Master : H.B. Sawwa, Metropolitan of Warsaw and of All Poland (b. 1938).
      4. Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) St. Apostle Andrew, the First-Called Ribbon: Blue (d’azur) (formerly - Green). Founded: H.H. Pimen, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1910-1990) and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church 28 December 1988. Grand Master : H.H. Kirill (Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev), Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (b. 1946).
      5. St. Vladimir Equal-to-Apostles Founded:H.H. Alexius I Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1877-1970) and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church in 1957. Ribbon: Red with black bars at the edges and thin red borders (formerly maroon). Grand Master : H.H. Kirill (Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev), Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (b. 1946).
      6. Glory and Honour Founded:H.H. Alexius II Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1929-2008) and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church 25 March 2004. Ribbon: green [earlier - blue (d’azur)]. Grand Master : H.H. Kirill (Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev), Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (b. 1946).
      7. St. Alexius, Metropolitan of Moscow and All Russia Founded: H.H. Alexius II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1929-2008) and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church 25 March 2004. Ribbon:Golden Grand Master : H.H. Kirill (Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev), Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (b. 1946).
      8. St. Sergius of Radonezh Founded: H.H. Pimen Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1910-1990) and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church 26 December 1978. Ribbon:Dark green. Ribbon:Green with wide golden stripes on the edges and thin green border (formerly - Dark green) Grand Master : H.H. Kirill (Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev), Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (b. 1946).
      9. St. Daniel, Prince of Moscow Founded: H.H. Pimen, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1910-1990) and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church 28 December 1988. Ribbon:Golden with broad red stripes on the edges and a thin gold rim (formerly orange) Grand Master : H.H. Kirill (Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev), Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (b. 1946).
      10. St. Olga, Equal to the Apostles Founded: H.H. Pimen, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1910-1990) and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church 28 December 1988. Only for ladies. Ribbon:Blue with white streaks on the edges and thin blue borders (formerly - Dark blue). Grand Master : H.H. Kirill (Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev), Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (b. 1946).
      11. St. Seraphim of Sarov Founded:H.H. Alexius II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1929-2008) and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church 25 March 2004. Ribbon:Green, with a wide silver stripes on the edges. Grand Master :H.H. Kirill (Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev), Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (b. 1946).
      12. St. Innocent, Metropolitan of Moscow and Kolomna Founded: H.H. Alexius II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1929-2008) and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church 28 December 1996. Ribbon:Purple with wide white edge stripes and a thin purple fringe. Grand Master :H.H. Kirill (Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev), Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (b. 1946).
      13. St. Dimitry Donskoy Founded: H.H. Alexius II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1929-2008) and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church 1 October 2004. Ribbon:Orange with a wide black stripe in the middle. Grand Master :H.H. Kirill (Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev), Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (b. 1946).
      14. St. Macarius Metropolitan of Moscow and All Russia Founded: H.H. Alexius II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1929-2008) and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church 17 July 2001. Ribbon:Burgundy (maroon) with two narrow white stripes along the edges. Grand Master :H.H. Kirill (Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev), Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (b. 1946).
      15. St. Euphrosinia, Grand Duchess of Moscow Founded: by H.H. Alexius II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1929-2008) and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church 21 August 2007. Ribbon:Creamy with two red stripes on both sides. Founded:H.H. Alexius II Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1929-2008) and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church 21 August 2007. Ribbon:Сream with two narrow red stripes at the edges. Ribbon:H.H. Kirill (Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev), Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (b. 1946).
      16. St Nicholaus Equal to Apostles Archbishop of Japon Founded: by H.H. Kirill Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1929-2008) and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church 6 September 2012. Ribbon:White, with double red edges and a wide red stripe in the centre. Grand Master :H.H. Kirill (Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev), Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (b. 1946).
      17. St. Andrew Painter of Icons (early - St. Andrew Rublev) Founded: H.H. Alexius II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1929-2008) and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church 17 February 2001. Ribbon:Purple with two gold stripes on both sides. Grand Master : H.H. Kirill (Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev), Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (b. 1946).
      18. St. Tryphon Founded: by H.H. Alexius II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1929-2008) and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church 22 February 1995 Ribbon:Burgundy (maroon) with two narrow gold strips on the edges. Grand Master :H.H. Kirill Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (b. 1946).
      19. St. Dimitry Tsarevich of Uglich and Moscow Founded: by H.H. Alexius II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1929-2008) and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church whit the Russian children's Fund. 29 September 1997 Ribbon:Burgundy (maroon) with two narrow pearl grey stripes at both edges. Grand Master :H.H. Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
      20. Patriarchal Award for the Builder of temples Founded: by H.H. Alexius II Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1929-2008) and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church 31 May 2005. Ribbon:any Grand Master :H.H. Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (b. 1946).
      21. Patriarchal Award of St. Barbara the Great-Martyr Founded:H.H. Alexius II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1929-2008) in June 2006. Grand Master: H.H. Kirill (Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev), Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (b. 1946).
      22. Patriarchal Award of Maternity Founded: by H.H. Alexius II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (1929-2008) 5 October 2006 Ribbon:any Grand Master :H.H. Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia (b. 1946).
    Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Patriarchate of Moscow
      1. Insignia of Honor of the Primate Of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Founded: by H.B. Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1935-2014) and the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. 24 November 2009. Ribbon:Dark-blue with yellow strips Grand Master :H.B. Onufriy (Orest Volodymyrovych Berezovskyi), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (b. 1944).
      2. St. Andrew the First Called. Founded: by H.B. Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1935-2014) and the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Ribbon:Blue Grand Master :H.B. Onufriy (Orest Volodymyrovych Berezovskyi), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (b. 1944).
      3. St. Anthony and St.Theodosy of Pechery Founded: by H.B. Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1935-2014) and the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in 1992 (?). Ribbon:Any Grand Master :H.B. Onufriy (Orest Volodymyrovych Berezovskyi), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (b. 1944).
      4. St. Vladimir Equal-to-Apostles Founded: by H.B. Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1935-2014) and the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Ribbon:Any Grand Master :H.B. Onufriy (Orest Volodymyrovych Berezovskyi), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (b. 1944).
      5. St. Yaroslav The Wise Prince of Kiev Founded:by H.B. Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1935-2014) and the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church 23 December 2010. Ribbon:Any Grand Master :H.B. Onufriy (Orest Volodymyrovych Berezovskyi), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (b. 1944).
      6. St. Princess Olga Equal-to-Apostles Founded:by H.B. Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1935-2014) and the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church 26 January 2012. Ribbon:Any Grand Master :H.B. Onufriy (Orest Volodymyrovych Berezovskyi), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (b. 1944).
      7. St. Nestor the Chronicler Founded:by H.B. Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1935-2014) and the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church 17 April 2003 Ribbon:Any Grand Master :H.B. Onufriy (Orest Volodymyrovych Berezovskyi), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (b. 1944).
      8. St. Agapit of Pechery Founded:by H.B. Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1935-2014) and the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church 17 April 2003. Ribbon:Any Grand Master :H.B. Onufriy (Orest Volodymyrovych Berezovskyi), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (b. 1944).
      9. St. Barbara the Great-Martyr Founded:by H.B. Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1935-2014) and the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church 17 April 2003. Only for ladies. Ribbon:White with red strips Grand Master :H.B. Onufriy (Orest Volodymyrovych Berezovskyi), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (b. 1944).
      10. St. Anastasia of Kiev Founded:by H.B. Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1935-2014) and the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church 26 January 2012. Ribbon:any Grand Master :H.B. Onufriy (Orest Volodymyrovych Berezovskyi), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (b. 1944).
      11. The Pochaev icon of the Mother of God. Founded:by H.B. Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1935-2014) and the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Ribbon:any Grand Master : H.B. Onufriy (Orest Volodymyrovych Berezovskyi), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (b. 1944).
      12. St. Apostle John the Theologian Founded:by H.B. Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1935-2014), and the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in August 2004 Ribbon:Blue Grand Master : H.B. Onufriy (Orest Volodymyrovych Berezovskyi), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (b. 1944).
      13. St. Theodosius of Chernigov. Founded:Founded by H.B. Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1935-2014), and the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church 23 September 2009. Ribbon:any Grand Master : H.B. Onufriy (Orest Volodymyrovych Berezovskyi), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (b. 1944).
      14. St. Demetrius of Rostov Founded:by H.B. Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1935-2014) and the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church 24 November 2009. Ribbon:any Grand Master : H.B. Onufriy (Orest Volodymyrovych Berezovskyi), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (b. 1944).
      15. St Peter Mogila Founded:by H.B. Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1935-2014) and the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church 26 February 2010. Ribbon:any Grand Master : H.B. Onufriy (Orest Volodymyrovych Berezovskyi), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (b. 1944).
      16. St. George the Victorious. Founded:by H.B. Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1935-2014) and the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Ribbon:any Grand Master : H.B. Onufriy (Orest Volodymyrovych Berezovskyi), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (b. 1944).
      17. St. Luke of the Crimea. Founded:by H.B. Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1935-2014) and the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in 2011. Ribbon:any Grand Master : H.B. Onufriy (Orest Volodymyrovych Berezovskyi), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (b. 1944).
      18. St. Nicholas the Wonderworker “For charity” Founded:by H.B. Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1935-2014) and the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church 23 December 2010. Ribbon:any Grand Master : H.B. Onufriy (Orest Volodymyrovych Berezovskyi), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (b. 1944).
      19. The Christmas Founded:by H.B. Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1935-2014) and the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Ribbon:any Grand Master :H.B. Onufriy (Orest Volodymyrovych Berezovskyi), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (b. 1944).
      20. St. Ilia of Murom Founded:by H.B. Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1935-2014) and the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church 17 April 2003 Ribbon:any Grand Master :H.B. Onufriy (Orest Volodymyrovych Berezovskyi), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (b. 1944).
      21. St. Righteous Anna Founded:by H.B. Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1935-2014) and the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church 24 February 2007. Ribbon:any Grand Master :H.B. Onufriy (Orest Volodymyrovych Berezovskyi), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (b. 1944).
      22. St. Catherine the Great-Martyr Founded:by H.B. Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1935-2014) and the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church 24 February 2007. Ribbon:any Grand Master :H.B. Onufriy (Orest Volodymyrovych Berezovskyi), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (b. 1944).
      23. Memorial insignia “Kharkiv Council of Bishops - 15 Years” Founded:by H.B. Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1935-2014) and the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church 31 May 2007. Ribbon:any Grand Master :H.B. Onufriy (Orest Volodymyrovych Berezovskyi), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (b. 1944).
      24. Insignia of merit “For loyalty to family values”. Founded:by H.B. Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1935-2014) and the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church 5 January 2013. Ribbon:any Grand Master :H.B. Onufriy (Orest Volodymyrovych Berezovskyi), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (b. 1944).
      25. Christmas - 2000 Years Founded:by H.B. Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1935-2014) and the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in 2000. Ribbon:any Grand Master :H.B. Onufriy (Orest Volodymyrovych Berezovskyi), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (b. 1944).
      26. Ecclesiastical Memorial Order “The 1020th anniversary of the Baptism of Russia”. Founded:by H.B. Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1935-2014) and the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in 2008. Ribbon:any Grand Master :H.B. Onufriy (Orest Volodymyrovych Berezovskyi), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (b. 1944).
      27. Ecclesiastical Memorial Order “The 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Russia”. Founded:Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine (1935-2014) and the Holy Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in 2013. Ribbon:any Grand Master :: H.B. Onufriy (Orest Volodymyrovych Berezovskyi), Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (b. 1944).
    Latvian Orthodox Church
      1. St. John the Martyr, Archbishop of Riga Founded:H.Em. Alexander, Metropolitan of Riga and All Latvia 27 May 2006. Ribbon:Violet with a white-red-white middle stripe (from the colour of the Patron Saint’s mandya). Grand Master :H.Em. Alexander (Alexander Ivanovich Kudriashov), Metropolitan of Riga and All Latvia, Primate of the Latvian Orthodox Church (b. 1939).
    Orthodox Church of Moldova
      1. St. Stephen the Great Founded:H.H. Alexius II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church 17 July 2002 at the request of H.Em. Vladimir Metropolitan of Chisinau and All Moldova. Grand Master : H.Em. Vladimir (Nikolai Vasilyevich Kantaryan), Metropolitan of Kishinev (Chisinau) and All Moldova, Primate of the Orthodox Church of Moldova (b. 1952).
      2. St. Paisius Velichkovsky Founded:H.H. Alexius II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church 17 July 2002 at the request of H.Em. Vladimir Metropolitan of Chisinau and All Moldova. Grand Master : H.Em. Vladimir (Nikolai Vasilyevich Kantaryan), Metropolitan of Kishinev (Chisinau) and All Moldova, Primate of the Orthodox Church of Moldova (b. 1952).
      3. St. Paraskeva Founded:H.H. Alexius II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia and the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church 17 July 2002 at the request of H.Em. Vladimir Metropolitan of Chisinau and All Moldova. Only for ladies. Grand Master :H.Em. Vladimir (Nikolai Vasilyevich Kantaryan), Metropolitan of Kishinev (Chisinau) and All Moldova, Primate of the Orthodox Church of Moldova (b. 1952).
    Estonian Orthodox Church
      1. St. Isidore of Juriev Founded:H.Em. Cornelius Jakobs, Metropolitan of Tallinn and All Estonia and the Local Council of the Estonian Orthodox Church 1 December 2006. Grand Master :H.Em. Cornelius (Vyacheslav Nikolayevich Yacobs), Metropolitan of Tallinn and All Estonia, Primate of the Estonian Orthodox Church (b. 1924).
    Belorussian Exarchate (Belorussian Orthodox Church)
      1. The Cross of St. Euphrosinia, Princess of Polotsk Founded:H.Em. Philaret, Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarchal Exarch for All Belarus, and the Holy Synod of the Belorussian Orthodox Church in September 1998. Grand Master :H.Em. Paul (Georgiy Vasilevich Ponomaryov), Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarchal Exarch for All Belorussia (b. 1951).
      2. St. Euphrosinia, Princess of Polotsk Founded:H.Em. Philaret, Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarchal Exarch for All Belarus, and the Holy Synod of the Belorussian Orthodox Church in 2004. Grand Master :H.Em. Paul (Georgiy Vasilevich Ponomaryov), Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarchal Exarch for All Belorussia (b. 1951).
      3. St. Cyril of Turov Founded:H.Em. Philaret, Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarchal Exarch for All Belarus, and the Holy Synod of the Belorussian Orthodox Church between 2004 and 2006. Grand Master :H.Em. Paul (Georgiy Vasilevich Ponomaryov), Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarchal Exarch for All Belorussia (b. 1951).
      4. St. Athanasy of Brest Founded:H.Em. Philaret, Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarchal Exarch for All Belarus, and the Holy Synod of the Belorussian Orthodox Church in 2010. Grand Master :H.Em. Paul (Georgiy Vasilevich Ponomaryov), Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarchal Exarch for All Belorussia (b. 1951).
      5. St. Sofia Princess of Slutsk Founded:by H.Em. Philaret, Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarchal Exarch for All Belorussia, and the Holy Synod of the Belorussian Orthodox Church 12 January 2012 Ribbon:White bordered in gold. Grand Master :H.Em. Paul (Georgiy Vasilevich Ponomaryov), Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarchal Exarch for All Belorussia (b. 1951).
    Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
    1. Synodal Order of the Icon of Mother of God “of the Sign” Founded:H.Em. Laurus, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York and the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia in April 2007. Ribbon:Blue (d’azur). Grand Master :H.Em. Hilarion (Igor Alexeyevich Kapral), Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the R.O.C.O.R. (b. 1948).
  4. AUTONOMOUS ORTHODOX CHURCHES Finnish Orthodox Church Order of Holy Lamb Founded : 20 June 1935. Ribbon: Blue-grey, with white stripes near each end. Grand Master : H.B. Leo (Makkonen), Archbishop of Karelia and all Finland (b. 1948).

NON EUROPEAN IMPERIAL, ROYAL OR PRINCELY AWARDS OF MERIT

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