Membership in the Order

 

In order to carry out its goals and objectives, the Holy Orthodox Order of Saint George the Great Martyr will admit those Orthodox Christians who apply for membership. Any person lay or cleric may apply for membership into the Order so long as such an individual meets the following criteria:

  • is baptized and/or chrismated into the Orthodox Christian Faith;

  • is NOT a member of a Masonic or Freemason fraternity and/or organization;

  • is living according to Orthodox Christian principles;

  • is a member in good standing of a local canonical Orthodox parish;

  • is of sound mind and judgment;

  • is known to live honorably;

  • is prepared to observe the rules and regulations of the Order of Saint George the Great Martyr;

  • is willing to make a solemn pledge of allegiance to the Order and to its mission at a formal religious ceremony of investiture; and

  • is no less than 21 years of age upon applying for membership.

 

Application packets for membership into the Order will be supplied through this website and may be downloaded from this page or under the page entitled “Documents”. When approved, the individual will receive an official document signed and sealed by the Grand Knight, indicating the applicant’s reception into the Order with the formal rank of “officer” unless the applicant wishes to be received in with a higher rank as indicated in their application.

Those received into the Order are received in accordance with their personal state and may choose the nature of their commitment in the activities of the Order.  All new members of the Order shall be invested at an authorized religious ceremony of investiture as soon as practically possible after their acceptance. Those members of the Order belonging to the clergy, remain subject to the rules and regulations of their respective hierarchs and Orthodox jurisdictions.

Each lay applicant is required to pay a onetime passage fee for membership into the Order. The passage fee varies depending upon the rank of entrance which the individual chooses. It is expected by the Order that those wishing to join at a rank higher than Knight/Dame will commit more effort, time, and money to the advancement of the Order than those of a lower rank.

Please note:

The Passage Fee goes towards the following: the annual philanthropic appeal of the Order, the administrative expenses of the Order’s Grand Magistry, the applicant’s insignia, and the applicant’s brevet (certificate of membership). The Order permits passage fees and annual membership dues to be paid either in full or in two installments. Additional financial arrangements are given to those who join the Order at the rank of Knight Companion/Dame Companion or higher. Those who belong to the ranks of the clergy are exempt from having to pay both the passage fee and annual membership due. This courtesy also extends to those who are of monastic rank. Clergy and monastics are responsible for the purchase of their own medals..

  • The passage fee for membership for the rank of Officer is $250.00 

  • The passage fee for membership for the rank of Knight/Dame is $500.00

  • The passage fee for membership for the rank of Knight Companion/Dame Companion is $1,000.00

  • The passage fee for membership for the rank of Knight Commander/Dame Commander is $2,000.00

  • The passage fee for membership for the rank of Knight Grand Cross/Dame Grand Cross is $4,000.00​​​

One year following admission into the Order, lay members are required to pay an annual membership due.  Membership dues are assessed according to the rank of the individual. These fees help cover the administrative expenses of the Order’s Grand Magistry.

  • The membership dues for the rank of Officer is $125.00 

  • The membership dues for the rank of Knight/Dame is $250.00

  • The membership dues for the rank of Knight Companion/Dame Companion is $500.00

  • The membership dues for the rank of Knight Commander/Dame Commander is $1,000.00

  • The membership dues for the rank of Knight Grand Cross/Dame Grand Cross is $2,000.00 

 

Please note:

If a member is promoted to a higher rank within the Order, that member can continue to pay the original annual membership fee assessed at the time of their entrance into the Order or opt to pay the new fee in correspondence to their new rank. Equally members promoted to a higher rank within the Order do not pay for any additional passage fee but only for the medals attached to the new rank.

"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.

Contacting the Order

Membership:

Membership@orderofsaintgeorge.org

Media:

MediaOffice@orderofsaintgeorge.org

Website:

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General Information:

Info@orderofsaintgeorge.org

The Holy Orthodox Order of

Saint George the Great Martyr

327 Franklin Avenue Unit 3 South
Hartford, Connecticut, USA 06114