• Membership is open to all persons of the Christian Orthodox faith who are in good standing with the Church. All well-intentioned and well-meaning persons of all other faiths and beliefs are welcome to join our Order as full Members. Such Members are entitled to all the rights and dignities of the Order including the right to hold office.
  • There are no annual obligations required of members, only passage and registration fees which must be paid to the Grand Conclave on entering of the Order. New postulates on joining the order will receive the Brevet of the Order and are then entitled to wear all appropriate regalia and insignia. Passage is not payable until acceptance into the Order.
  • The Roman Empire of Emperor Constantine was an outstanding example of inclusiveness for all members of the Empire. Indeed, tolerance of all beliefs was one of the most admirable and unique attributes of the Eastern Roman Empire for many years. . . .
  • . . . Likewise, in that spirit of Emperor Constantine, all those who wish to be associated with the ORCC and are approved for membership by the ORCC Grand Conclave, but for reasons of belief or conscience do not wish to affirm the Nicene Creed or the Orthodox Christian Religion, are hereby considered to be be full and equal members of the Order. These members of other faiths and beliefs have a complete equal standing with full rights of participation in our Order. . . .
  • . . . All members of the Order in this regard have no additional obligations to the Order other than the ethics of honorable knighthood and the customary passage fees paid by all members. All members of the Order are allowed to attend any official events that may occur and are likewise allowed participation in the running of the Order according to their position and role in the Order. . . .
  • . . .As with all members of the Order, ORCC regalia is not required. If a member of the ORCC is from another Chivalric Order, he is entitled to wear our Order’s regalia while wearing the regalia from his mother Order or organization. Tolerance of the beliefs of others with good intentions, forbearance, good deeds, and charity are expected of all Chevaliers and members. All postulants for membership in the Order will be evaluated solely in these ways.
  • Entry into the Order is based solely upon a demonstration of appropriate Merit to the satisfaction of the Sovereign Prince and a Solemn Obligation by the aspirants that they will respect and obey the Aims, Purposes, and the Constitution and Bylaws of the order. A voluntary agreement with the Orthodox Nicene (see below), is greatly desired but not required.
  • Please be aware that our Order is a Confraternal Order; we do not in any way purport to sell noble or royal titles, nor do we offer hereditary titles!
  • If you wish to petition for membership in this Orthodox Order or become an Associate of the Order in the USA, please contact the Sovereign United Order of the Red Cross of Constantine for the Western Hemisphere at StConstantineOrder@email.com. A petition form may be had by clicking here.

The Nicene Creed

I believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages. Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten, not created, of one essence with the Father, through whom all things were made.

For us and for our salvation, He came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became man.

He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and He suffered and was buried.

On the third day He rose according to the Scriptures.

He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead. His kingdom will have no end.

And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father, who together with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, who spoke through the prophets.

In one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.

I acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

I expect the resurrection of the dead.

And the life of the age to come.


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