Governance of the Order

 

The following constitutes the Grand Magistry 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 Media Office;

  • the Office of the Chief of Protocol

  • the Office of Fundraising Strategy and Organizational Development;

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

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

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

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

  • The Reverend Hierodeacon 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

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

  • The Reverend Deacon Dr. Pavlos Siewers, President of the Media Office 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 Reverend Father Archpriest Dionysy Nalitov, Minister of the Sovereign Council and Advisor to the Grand Knight

  • Mr. Jerald V. Spires Jr., Chief Fundraising Strategist and Advisor to the Grand Knight

  • Mr. Randall M. Trainer, Minister of the Sovereign Council and Advisor to the Grand Knight

  • Mr. Nabil Sunna, Minister of the Sovereign Council, Advisor to the Grand Knight, and Consular Representative of the Order to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

  • Mr. Jamil Nayef Al Qsous, Ret. Lt. Col. of the Royal Jordanian Special Forces, 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 Commandery

2. The Grand Priory

3. The Grand Magistry

 

At the national level, each Commandery shall be subject to the jurisdiction of a Grand Priory. All Grand Priories are subject to the jurisdiction of the Grand Magistry with the Grand Knight as its temporal head.

 

Within a Grand Priory the Grand Knight has the exclusive and obligatory right to appoint its Prior. The Prior of a Grand 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 Grand Priory are properly performed in full accordance with the Order’s Constitution. The Commanderies of the Order are headed and chaired by a Commandery Officer elected by the Orthodox members of the Commandery and approved by the Prior.