The Royal Order of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen

We believe in the power of FAITH, HOPE, and CHARITY.    

  • FAITH in Chivalry
  • HOPE in our Benefactors, Knights, Dames, and Nobles
  • CHARITY to help disadvantaged, abused, or neglected Women and Children of the World

A Reflection on the First Florida Investiture and Ennoblement Ceremony, March 16, 2024

The Sovereign and Royal House of Cappadocia, and The Royal Order of Constantine the Great and St Helen hosted Florida's first investiture and ennoblement ceremony, at a white tie gala at the historic CRUZ Building in Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida.

Over 100 guests, ladies in fantastic evening gown, and gentlemen in white tie attire. provided a warm welcome for His Royal Highness Prince Raphael Andujar y Vilches,  His & Her Grace Duke Gerhart and Duchess Nancy Atmospera-Walch, Baron Alec Stern, and Baron Sidney Lelulan, III representing the Sovereign Royal House of Cappadocia at this event hosted Dame Didi Wong, DGC, Grand Prior of the Grand Priory of Florida of the Royal Order of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen.  In attendance were numerous well known and respected Knights and Dames from throughout the United States.  God Bless them all.

During this prestigious event, selected nominees have been bestowed with the honor and the title of Knight or Dame/Ladies by His Royal Highness, Prince Rafael Andujar y Vilches, the titular head of the Sovereign and Royal House of Cappadocia and San Bartolomeo, as well as the Prince Grand Master of The Constantinian Order of Cappadocia and The Royal Military Order of Saint Charles.

A knighthood , damehood or noble title of this Sovereign and Royal House and its Orders of Chivalry cannot be purchased, negotiated, or given as a favor. it is one of the most sacred acts an Emperor, King, or Prince bestowed with Fons Honorum can perform.

The Sovereign Constantinian Order of Cappadocia had its origins stemming back to the Roman Soldiers who fought for Emperor Constantine I during the Battle of the Milvian Bridge (28 October, 312 A.D.), and with their heroic victory, led Constantine on the path of becoming the sole Emperor of Rome and towards the beginning of Rome’s conversion to Christianity.

The mission of the Royal Order of Constantine the Great and St, Helen is to create a forum for the worldwide community by recognizing worthy men and women of exceptional accomplishment who share a belief in chivalry and the power of faith, hope, and charity, and are therefore deserving of being a part of the Sovereign and Royal House of Cappadocia’s Orders of Chivalry and its Nobility. The Royal Order will sustain, teach, and propagate the Principles of the General Order of Knighthood, following the Knight’s and Dame's Code:

“A Knight and Dame are sworn to valor.

Their heart knows only virtue.

Their blade defends the helpless.

Their might upholds the weak.

Their words speak only the truth.

Their wrath undoes the wicked.

Their knowledge will defeat ignorance.

Their skills will be taught to the willing.

Their temper shall be held by patience.

They will give aid to those who seek it.

They will ask for aid when needed.”

 These principles have been defined throughout the history of the Royal Order, with the core values being protecting the weak and innocent, fighting against injustice and oppression, and striving for self-improvement, the betterment of the community, and individual lives. Selected individuals are being  knighted based on the eight Recognition Categories in which they have achieved incredible merit:

  1. Arts & Culture

  2. Architecture and Engineering
  3. Entrepreneurship or Innovation
  4. Heroism
  5. Healthcare
  6. Philanthropy, and Humanitarian Services
  7. Science
  8. Sports

The list of current participants who have excelled in their field and have met one of the above criteria that are due to be appointed for Knighthood include, by the last name:

Sir Jack Groshong

Sir Jerry Plush

Sir Nick Nanton

Sir Wess Hall

As well as the list for participants accepting the honor of Damehood, by the last name:

Lady Daniella Levine Cava

Lady Haley Hunt

Lady Dr. Jen Welter

Lady Merle Liivand

It is truly a badge of honor to be not only nominated, recommended and  approved for such a prominent honor and title. Such traditions aren’t as easily witnessed in everyday life, so to have the opportunity to witness and be involved in something so rare was truly wondrous.

We hope you enjoyed this honorable, unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime event.

Lady Didi Wong, DGC, Grand Prior of Florida


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