Letter from the Grand Knight

Greetings to all Orthodox Christians and Friends of Orthodoxy,


As the Grand Knight of the Order of St. George the Great-Martyr, I welcome you to learn more about our chivalric order here.


I hope that you will consider joining our Order, if you are an Orthodox Christian, and in supporting our philanthropic projects and efforts to assist those Orthodox Christians who face persecution and who are in need in various parts of the world.


Our Lord Jesus Christ is recorded as having said, “It is better to give than to receive.”


That is the spirit of chivalry, which has a long history in the Orthodox Christian tradition.


Today, with many crises in the world and threats to that tradition, the Order is an important way to stand up and to be counted for our faith in the public square.


With the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, we welcome all Orthodox Christians of all jurisdictions to our side, and encourage other persons of faith to support us as non-members in our Order of Merit.


Together we can help make a difference, finding freedom in our voluntary service to truth in the Person of Jesus Christ, fully God and fully man.

In service to Him,


Konstantine I, the Grand Knight of

The Order of St. George the Great Martyr

Konstantine I, the Grand Knight of the Order of St. George the Great Martyr

His Most Excellency (né Ernest Christopher Konstantine Pandolfi), was born on the morning of August 30th, 1989. Konstantine’s formative years were spent with his loving paternal grandparents who, after the separation of his parents at the age of three, helped to raise both him and his elder sister Sabrina. Konstantine’s childhood was spent mainly in his hometown of Cromwell, Connecticut, USA and at the shoreline town of Essex, Connecticut where both he and his sister spent many memorable summers with his grandparents. During this time, the Supreme Knight learned such things as how to swim, sail a sailboat, fish, water ski and appreciate all the wonders that are in this world created by God.

Konstantine was educated in the Cromwell school system from which he graduated. The Sovereign Knight went on to study Liberal Arts and Sciences at Manchester Community College where he received his Associates Degree. After receiving his degree, Konstantine continued on to study Political Science, focusing his field of study in the areas of diplomacy,  international law and human rights. His Most Excellency married the love of his life, Persida Cenko, on the 6th of September 2015 at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George in Hartford, Connecticut. Konstantine was introduced to Persida by the lead Cantor of the Cathedral, Mr. Kostantinos Fas.

"Jesus Christ Conquers"

Ἰησοῦς Χριστòς νικᾷ


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