The Most Meritorious Order of the Holy Spirit (The Order of Merit)

The Grand Knight is the fount of honor within the Holy Orthodox Order of Saint George the Great Martyr, and by virtue of his position as temporal head, has the exclusive right of conferring the Most Meritorious Order of the Holy Spirit. This honor is the Order’s only Order of Merit and is reserved to express the Order’s appreciation of a person’s service to the benefit of the Orthodox Church and to the Order of Saint George the Great Martyr as a whole.

 

The Grand Knight may bestow the Order of Merit upon any individual when honor, prestige, or special degree of service has been shown to or for the Holy, Orthodox, Catholic and Apostolic Church or to the Holy Orthodox Order of Saint George the Great Martyr. This means that an individual has assumed a responsibility or displayed an ability considerably greater than might have been expected of him or her; that an individual had performed activities, in an excellent manner, which have been of great benefit to the greater Orthodox Christian World. The Order of Merit is awarded regardless of religion.

 

The Order of Merit like the medals of the Order of Saint George the Great Martyr are to be worn with great care and with appropriate and suitable dress. The Order’s protocol for wearing medals should always be observed and followed by anyone who has been given the honor and privilege to receive them. Individuals who have been awarded the medals of the Order of Saint George the Great Martyr or of the Order of Merit should wear their insignia on the following occasions:

  • Official receptions hosted by either His Most Excellency the Grand Knight or by his spouse

  • Official receptions hosted by the Prior of a National Priory or by their spouse

  • Investitures of the Order; and

  • Official receptions, dinners and other official functions of the Order as indicated in the invitation


The Order of Merit is broken down into four grades:

 

  1. Companion 4th Class (lowest rank)

  2. Companion 3rd Class 

  3. Companion 2nd Class 

  4. Companion 1st Class (highest rank)

The Order of Merit

"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:

grandknight@orderofsaintgeorge.com

Media:

communications@orderofsaintgeorge.com

Website:

tech@orderofsaintgeorge.com

The Holy Orthodox Order of

Saint George the Great Martyr

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Hartford, Connecticut, USA 06114