· Home Page

· Membership

· Constitution

· Grand Conclave

· Chevaliers Errant

· History & Links

· Contact

  The Order in the United States and the whole of the Western Hemisphere formally established as a Sovereign Jurisdiction in December 2008 by charter.

H.S.H. the Chev. Dr. Don Marcus A.C.F. Barccani-Dunston, Prince of the House of Rurikovich, Grand Master Emeritus

cup cupcup cup
  We are primarily a Christian Orthodox fraternal and chivalric Order open to people of the Christian faith and of exemplary life.
  Entry into the Order is based upon a demonstration of appropriate Merit to the satisfaction of the Sovereign Prince, Agreement with the Orthodox Nicene Creed, and a Solemn Obligation by the aspirants that they will respect and obey the Aims, Purposes, Bylaws, and the Constitution of the Order.
  Aside from its hospitaller work, the Order will pursue the following program: To support the Church and its undertakings · To help people seek meaning to their lives through Christian education and moral virtues · To inculcate in all people the virtues of Christian chivalry and the nobility of spirit · To promote the cause of peace and goodwill among all citizens of the world · To organize conferences related to the aims and purposes of the Order and the general assemblies of its members.
  Furthermore, the Order promotes the preservation and sharing of the traditions of Orthodoxy while fostering improved understanding among all Christian Churches. It also actively seeks to enter into understanding cooperation with all other legitimate branches of the Hospitaller Order of Saint John.
  The nine cardinal principles expected from Chivalry are those of loyalty, piety, frankness, bravery, glory, honor, contempt of death, helpfulness towards the poor and sick, and respect for the Church. These shall form the whole basis of the aims and purposes of the Order, of the work of chivalry, and of the life of the Confraternity.
  The Order is an active organization. Membership requires individuals to support actively to the best of their ability in word and deed the good and charitable work of the Order. Members are not required to contribute any fees to the Order. They are requested only to cover their personal passage, registration, and investiture expenses which are determined by the Sovereign Prince of the Order.  
  The Order has a definite role as an honorable fraternal organization and as an organization which invokes the model of historical Constantinian Chivalry with the Hospitaller activities of the historical Knights of St John as an inspiration.  
  We believe that no Order of Constantinian Knighthood should attempt to pass itself off as the unique or only legitimate Constantinian Order. Our Conclave has no history to rewrite.  
  Our Order sees the illustrious history of St Constantine, of Constantinian Knighthood, and of St John Knighthood as archetypes providing spiritual, moral, and historical guidance to its activities in the 21st century.  
  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!  

The Order would also like to extend the hand of Brotherhood and Fraternal relations to all non-Orthodox Christian Chivalric and Fraternal Orders of good standing so to as broaden the scope of inter-Christian and inter-order dialogue and association.


© 2009, 2014 The Sovereign Christian Orthodox United Order of the Red Cross

of Constantine and the Orders of the Holy Sepulcher and St John the Evangelist.