Governance of the Order

 

The following constitutes the Grand Priory and the international government of the Holy Orthodox Order of Saint George the Great Martyr:

  • the Grand Knight, who is the temporal head of the Order;

  • the Sovereign Council which assists and advises him;

  • the Constitutional Council which interprets the regulations, statutes and  

      Constitution of the Order. It arbitrates in disputes between the different organs of government, the                  National Priories, and the members of the Order;

  • the Governing Council which provides for the equal and fair representation of all the National Priories; and

  • the General Assembly which permits the expression of all members of the Order of Saint George the Great Martyr.

 

In addition to the above, the Government of the Order shall be comprised of and assisted by the following Councils and bodies:

  • the Council of Admissions;

  • the Council of Humanities;

  • the Council of Auditors;

  • the Council of Communications;

  • the Office of the Chief of Protocol

  • the Office of the Advocate General; and

  • Consular Offices and Consular Representatives.

The following are the Current Members of the Sovereign Council:

  • His Most Excellency Konstantine Pandolfi, Grand Knight of the Holy Orthodox Order of Saint George the Great Martyr

  • The Most Reverend Archimandrite Maximos Weimar, Grand Chancellor of the Holy Orthodox Order of Saint George the Great Martyr 

  • The Most Reverend Schema-Archimandrite Dr. Nektairy Hajjpetropoulos, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Holy Orthodox Order of Saint George the Great Martyr

  • The Reverend Father Silouan, Minister of Humanitarian Aid of the Holy Orthodox Order of Saint George the Great Martyr.

  • Mr. Joseph Dubois, Minster of Finance of the Holy Orthodox Order of Saint George the Great Martyr 

  • The Reverend Father Parthenios Miller, Minister of Records of the Holy Orthodox Order of Saint George the Great Martyr

  • Her Most Excellency Persephone Pandolfi, Grand Dame of the Holy Orthodox Order of Saint George the Great Martyr

  • Ms. Maria Andreevna, Minister of the Sovereign Council and Advisor to the Grand Knight 

  • The Reverend Deacon Dr. Pavlos Siewers, Minister of the Sovereign Council and Advisor to the Grand Knight 

  • Mr. Mihalis Hatzikostantis, Minister of the Sovereign Council and Advisor to the Grand Knight

  • Mrs. Deanna Hatzikostantis, Minister of the Sovereign Council and Advisor to the Grand Knight

  • Mr. Yevgeniy Kovalchuk, Minister of the Sovereign Council and Advisor to the Grand Knight

The basic structure of the Order from the lowest authority locally to the highest authority internationally is:

1. The Chapter

2. The National Priory

3. The Grand Priory.

 

Each Chapter is subject to the jurisdiction of a National Priory. All National Priories are subject to the jurisdiction of the Grand Priory with the Grand Knight as its temporal head.

 

Within a National Priory the Grand Knight has the exclusive and obligatory right to appoint its Prior. The Prior of a National Priory acts not only as the personal representative of the Grand Knight within the respective nation in which the Order is established, but due to the honor of the office, is its most senior figure.

The Prior’s chief responsibility is to ensure that all matters and activities of the National Priory are properly performed in full accordance with the Order’s Constitution. Each Chapter of the Order is headed and chaired by a Chapter Officer who is elected by popular vote.

"Jesus Christ Conquers"

Ἰησοῦς Χριστòς νικᾷ

THE HOLY ORTHODOX ORDER OF SAINT GEORGE THE GREAT MARTYR

is a nonprofit tax deductible 501(c)(3) public charity and is fully under the supreme spiritual care and advise of the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.

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