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 Supreme Knight, indicating the applicant’s reception into the Order with the formal rank of “Knight” or “Dame” 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.

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

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

  • The passage fee for membership for the rank of Knight/Dame Grand Cross is: $1,500.00 

There are no yearly dues for membership, but it is suggested that all members (laity and clergy) donate to the Grand Priory of the Order and to its annual philanthropic mission.  For financial flexibility, the Order of Saint George the Great Martyr permits passage fees to be paid either in full or in two installments. If a person is appointed to a higher rank within the Order, they do not pay for that new rank.


Please note:

The passage fee goes towards the following: the annual philanthropic appeal of the Order, the administrative costs of the Order and the applicant’s medals. Additional financial arrangements can be given on a case by case basis for those joining the Order with the rank of Knight or Dame. Those who belong to the ranks of the clergy are exempt from having to pay the Passage Fee of the Order. This courtesy also extends to those who are of monastic rank. Clergy and monastics are responsible for the purchase of their medals.

"Jesus Christ Conquers"

Ἰησοῦς Χριστòς νικᾷ


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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General Information:

The Holy Orthodox Order of

Saint George the Great Martyr

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