The Royal Order of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen

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  • Greetings Sir Knights, Ladies and Nobles.

    Unlike previous events, this event in Las Vegas, NV is historic.  While the Officers of the Royal Order were required to pare down significantly from the February 23, 2020 gathering in Honolulu, Hawaii,  required to make commonsense decisions as The Royal Order navigates carefully within the boundaries of global pandemic issues and healthcare guidelines, they are are inspired by the opportunities that have evolved and never been greater for the Sovereign Constantinian Order of Cappadocia, shortened by official proclamation "Principality of Cappadocia" and its three Orders of Chivalry as you will learn.  

    You are herewith invited by His Serene Highness Rafael Andujar y Vilches, Prince of Cappadocia, Duke of Oujitze, Count of Edessa, Byzantine Patrician of the Eastern Holy Roman Empire, Prince of San Bartholomeo, and Grand Master of the Sovereign Constantinian Order of Cappadocia and its three Orders of Chivalry, to formally Open the Biennial Meeting 2022, to actively participate and welcome twenty three (23) exceptional Nominees to be recognized for exemplary achievement in eight Recognition Categories.




    Saturday, February 26, 2022   

    Registration / Credentialing / Fellowship                                                        10:00 am
    Opening of the 2022 Annual Assembly                                                            11:00 am

    1. Roll Call of Voting Members (Knights, Dames, and Nobles)
    2. Introduction of Visiting Dignitaries
    3. Invocation
    4. Reports (in printed form) 
      • Report of the Credentialing Committee (if there is a Quorum present)
      • Necrology and Memorials
      • Reading of the Minutes of the Meeting of February 23, 2020 
        • The General Grand Prior (President) 
        • The General Grand Prelate (Arch Bishop)
        • The General Grand Chancellor (Secretary)
        • The General Grand Silvermaster (Treasurer)
          • The Financial Statement as of December 31, 2020 & 2021
          • The Budget for the Years 2022 & 2023
    5. Nominations and Elections
    6. Setting of the Date and Place for the 2024 Biennial Meeting
    7. Introduction of the Guest of Honor
    8. Remarks of His Serene Highness, the Prince Grandmaster

    sunday, february 27, 2022 

    Royal Order Officers Meeting w/Luncheon                               11:00 am - 02:00 pm

    Red Carpet                                                                                        04:00 pm - 05:00 pm

    Cocktail Hour                                                                                    05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

    Recognition Banquet & Investiture Ceremonies                       06:00 pm - Midnight


  • We hope you enjoyed our 1st Saturday of the Month Talk on September 7, 2021 with Sir John Shin, KC, Grand Prior of the USA (elect), as our Guest. 

    This is our archive and distribution ready link to this truly fascinating discussion and wide ranging presentation:    

    LINK:   "1st Saturday of the Month Talk" with Guest - Sir John Shin Sept. 7, 2021

    Sir John is the founder and CEO of AXIANTA Financial Partners where he leads a sales force of nearly 100,000 agents and offices throughout the United States. He the author of the book: How Rich Asians Think: A Think and Grow Rich Publication, and the executive producer of the movie: THINK: The Legacy of Think and Grow Rich, which he plans to share with you in the near future.

    We invite you to participate actively in the Initiatives of our Order of Chivalry and the Sovereign and Royal House of Cappadocia. Visit as well as our FB page frequently and to stay informed. 

    See you all on the 1st Saturday of the Month Talk on October 2, 2021.

    In Chivalry yours, your Host of the "1st Saturday of the Month Talk!"

    Duke Gerhart of Styria of Cappadocia

  •          Duchess Consort Linda Carole Teilmann, Dame Grand Collar               

    Feast Day of Saint Helen 2021 

    August 18, 2021   

         Greetings to all Nobles, Knights, Dames and Members of the Monarchical Chapters of the Royal Order of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen. 

         His Grace, Duke Michael, our Royal Order’s Deputy Grand Master to His Royal Highness, Prince Rafael Andujar y Vilches, Prince Grand Master, and I wish you and your families good health and happiness after this last year and a half of many difficulties and loss of life due to the worldwide pandemic.  It is our honor to serve His Royal Highness and each of you in this very worthwhile organization.

    As many of you are aware, each year our Royal Order commemorates the official Feast Day of Saint Helen, the Blessed Mother of Constantine the Great.  The official day is August 18th, however, we are inviting you to set aside a few moments anytime during the month of August to reflect on the accomplishments of this amazing woman.  She converted to Christianity shortly after her son, Constantine, became Roman Emperor.  Due to her newfound faith, she used her position to care for the poor, liberate prisoners and, of vital importance, provided inspiration to her son, to allow Christians to worship freely. 

         Her conversion to Christianity brought her strong faith, and in the year 326, she began a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  There she ordered the construction of the Basilicas of the Nativity in Bethlehem, and of the Ascension on the Mount of Olives. She encouraged her son to build a Basilica over the sites where Jesus had died and risen from the dead.  After clearing away the pagan edifices that had been built on the site, the workers began construction of the Basilica. The work was overseen by Empress Helen, who hoped to discover the relics of Christ’s Passion.  Her faith was rewarded when the True Cross was discovered.  The identity of the Cross was confirmed when a deceased man was laid upon the wood and miraculously restored to life.  The three nails from the Crucifixion were presented by Empress Helen to Constantine. One was cast into the Iron Crown, as a reminder that there is no rule which should not be subject to God; the Crown currently rests in the Cathedral of Monza, in Italy. The other precious relics of the Crucifixion are today preserved in the Roman Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem.  Her seemingly impossible efforts and achievements resulted in The Holy See proclaiming Empress Helen, as Saint of the Roman Catholic Church sometime after her death.

         In years past, we have encouraged the Ladies of Saint Helen to host a luncheon or a tea where they could discuss the great efforts of Saint Helen and to introduce potential candidates to the Royal Order of Saint Constantine the Great and Saint Helen.  Sadly, with the health threat of COVID 19, our leaders have determined that it would be in the best interests of our Nobles, officers, Ladies, Knights and Members of the Monarchical Chapters not to physically gather, but rather to take some quiet time with family to ponder the great achievements of Saint Helen.

         We encourage each of you to regularly review our website to meet new members, or learn of the planned activities of our membership.  There is much that each of you can do in the meanwhile – such as learning the history of our Royal Order, that of our leaders and of the Royal House.  There are also many wonderful articles and photographs on the Royal House's website as well as posted on our Facebook page, Royal Order of Constantine the Great and St Helen

    In Christ’s Love and Service,

    Duchess Consort Linda Carole Teilmann, DGC

    Dame Grand Collar, Royal Order of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen

    P.S:  Help us build our history.  Should you have an event, however small, please send us brief summaries of your activities and pictures. 


    Details will be announced

    1. August 18, 2021 - Feast of Saint Helen. To be celebrated at every Grand Priory as a fundraising opportunity in the spirit of Saint Helen. This very special event is usually coordinated by our Ladies.  Ideas are invited. We understand the Grand Priory of Hawaii will have an "Afternoon High-Tea Party" fundraising event at one of the finest hotels in Hawaii.  
    2. September/Octobert Investiture Ceremonies Preparation.  Dates and places will be announced. Members of the Monarchical Chapter, who desire to advance to Knight- or Damehood, may prepare a Petition together with their Mentor  which must be a Knight or Dame of the Royal Order. When approved an Investiture Ceremony and Gala will scheduled and held within the jurisdiction of the respective Grand Priory. While H.R.H. Prince Rafael, Prince Grand Master plans to attend such events, he may appoint by Royal Decree a "Personal Representative" who will perform the knighting ceremony to meet strict legal "Fons Honorum" requirements. Grand Priories located in the United States must coordinate their Investiture Ceremonies with H.E. Sir John Shin, Grand Prior of the United States. 
    3. On or about October 28, 2021 - Celebration of the Battle at Milvian Bridge, with the Advancement of Knights, Dames and Nobles. The place and venue and exact day will be announced soon. It will be attended by H.R.H. Prince Rafael who will officiate among other promotions a very special ceremony consisting of the elevation of a Knight and a Lady to one of the highest ranks of nobility, that of a Count and Countess. Ceremonies such as these are very rarely seen in ones life-time.  Attendance is limited. Please RSVP soonest.
    4. November 12-15, 2021 Grand Priory of Japan.  Annual Meeting and Knighthood Investiture Gala. This is event currently planned. Details will be announced after the next Royal Order's Virtual Leadership Meeting, scheduled for Saturday, September 4, 2021.
    5. February 22 -26,2022 -  Annual General Meeting. (Place to be announced.) This is event currently planned to be attended by Representatives of all Grand Priories, Details will be announced after the next Royal Order's Leadership Meeting, scheduled for Saturday, July 3, 2021.  The Annual General Meeting will include the regular business agenda, including the approval of granting charters for new Grand Priories.  The highlight will be the 2022 Royal House of Cappadocia Prize Awards Gala - presented to eight Nominees, one per Recognition Category. Nominees will be notified.
    6. August 2022 - Charter Ceremony and 1st Meeting of the Grand Priory of Greece. Lady Maria DiGiovanni, Dame Commander and Ambassador of the Royal Order to Greece, plans to coordinate this visitation with the Vision of establishing the Grand Priory of Greece, and a Royal Home for Women & Children in need on behalf of the Royal Order.  Among the requirements to approve a new Grand Priory, a Petition must be presented by twelve (12) Members of the Monarchical Chapter sixty (60) days prior to the Annual General Meeting. After conclusion of this Visitation, members and guest may participate at an Optional Tour to Istanbul, and Cappadocia, Turkey. Should you be interested to attend, please let us know.  

    This is YOUR Order of Chivalry, your ideas, suggestions and active participation are appreciated. For additional information and Initiatives in process, please visit our website by pressing this button... 


  • We wish to extend our warmest welcome Mr. MICHAEL CHAOour newest Member/Benefactor of The Monarchical Chapter of The Royal Order of Saint Constantine the Great and Saint Helen.

    Michael, born in Taiwan, is hearing impaired (deaf), and a well-known Military Aerial Photographer of Alhambra, California, United States.  Michael started to learn photography about 15 years ago. Although his learning speed is slower than others due to his deafness, he loves aerial photography even though he can't hear the aircraft engines. It is a majestic rumble, and when the plane soars in the sky, his heart will follow the plane to fly in the sky. He encourages all disabled friends to stand up bravely, pursue their dreams, and strive to do what is impossible.

    During childhood at the age of 3, he had a high fever, improper medication, and a special-effect anti-fever injection, which caused the acquired hearing loss. He finished elementary school in Taiwan and entered a junior high school for the hearing impaired. Because of his slow learning progress and bad temper due to deafness and struggling to deal with his disability, resulting in poor academic performance. During that time, Michael encountered a bottleneck in his studies in Taiwan and suffered a lot from hearing impairment. 

    Later, his whole family of four immigrated to the United States, where Michael entered hearing impaired class to study the English language, mathematics, and took other courses, including American Sign Language. He had to learn everything from scratch, which was very tiring and miserable. After graduation, he entered American society to work. Fifteen years ago, he picked up the courage to study photography in his spare time at work. Because he couldn't hear the instructor's lecture, his father would accompany him all the way to the photography class and help him take notes.

    Michael said that he likes to use the lens to capture the spectacular flights of military aircraft. The uniform and heroic posture of military aircrafts make him very happy. He sees himself flying higher and higher, just like an airplane rushing into the blue sky. In order to be able to photograph military aircraft, he often participates in aviation exhibitions all over the United States. Even without the sophisticated professional equipment of aviation photographers, he still strives to capture the unpredictable moments of military aircraft with his lens.

    He said that his favorites to photograph are the US Air Force "Thunderbirds" aerobatic team and the US Navy's "Blue Angels" aerobatic team. His dream is to photograph military aircraft from different countries that all have different heroic appearances. He said that no matter how others judge or look down on him and others with disabilities, he will work hard to move forward. He encourages Taiwan's hearing impaired and disabled friends to stand up bravely and work towards their goals instead of doing nothing. Recently, he also began to learn how to dive. In the future, he plans to add underwater photography to his expertise.  Whether it is photography of airplanes in the blue sky, and beautiful under-water photography he thanks God for his grace, which enriched his life and gave him a happy heart. We are very proud that Michael decided to join the exclusive membership of the Monarchical Chapter.  We had the opportunity to meet Michael during one of the Investiture Events and he looked as sharp in his Tuxedo as in his flight uniform.  

    Lady Maria DiGiovanni, Dame Commander and Michael Chao.

    Becoming a "Member Benefactor of the Monarchical Chapter" is a requisite step in attaining knight-, damehood and voting membership in The Royal Order of Saint Constantine the Great and Saint Helen, one of the three Orders of Chivalry of the Sovereign & Royal House of Cappadocia and San Bartolomeo.

    Again, on behalf of H.R.H. Prince Rafael, H.G. Duke Michael, Deputy Grandmaster, and all General Grand Officers, we wish Michael a very warm welcome.

    H.G. Gerhart, Duke of Styria of Cappadocia

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  • Dear Nobles, Dames, Knights, Benefactors of the Monarchical Chapter, Ladies-in-Waiting, and Squires,

    I am writing you today on behalf of His Royal Highness Prince Rafael our Prince Grand Master, and the senior leadership of The Royal House of Cappadocia and San Bartolomeo, and in particular, our Royal Order as noted above.

    We all realize, our world – as we knew it – has been turned upside down for almost two years!  Hopefully, we are nearing the end of this horrific period.

    While I have spoken with a number of our members on the telephone or via email during this period, obviously I have been unable to connect with each of you.  I apologize. 

    To prevent that from occurring again, please update your records on this website, or we would greatly appreciate it if you would – on receipt – simply respond to this email with your full name, mailing address, and telephone number.  Your email address will automatically appear on your message. We will update your record with that information and make sure that you are advised of changes in our structure as well as receive invitations to upcoming Royal Order events and initiatives around the world.  

    The last event that we, as a Royal Order had, was our 2020 Annual General Meeting and the Investiture of Knights and Dames and was held late last February 2020 in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

    A number of us attended and participated in the exciting several-day program coordinated by Duke and Duchess Consort Gerhart and Dr. Nancy Walch.  H.R.H. Prince Rafael traveled from Spain. H.G. Duke Michael and Duchess Consort Linda traveled from Florida, H.E. Sir Laurent Khayat, Grand Prior, Lady Chloe, DC, Vice Grand Prior of Japan, and Sir John and Lady Shin from California and many more arrived to participate at the Annual General Meeting of the Royal Order, the Investiture of Knights and Dames, and of course to enjoy the 2020 Royal Ball held on February 27, 2020, just in the nick of time before the COVID pandemic hit Hawai'i's shores like a Tsunami. 

    The delegation of the Royal House of Cappadocia was met by members of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I, acting as Honor Guard. 

    H.E. Sir Gregory Pentecost, KGC, Grand Prior of Hawaii, served as the Grand Chancellor during the Investiture ceremonies, assisted by Members of the Royal Order of King Kamehameha I  performing a beautiful Hawaiian Prayer,  held at the Basilica of Saint Andrews with its rich Royal history.

    H.R.H. Prince Rafael was greeted by the Leader of the Basilica, Rev. Dr. Randolph and Duchess Dr. Nancy Atmospera-Walch.

    Lady Arlene Shin, H.R.H. Prince Rafael with H.E. Sir John Shin, Grand Prior of the United States. Both Lady Arlene and Sir John are Members of the Royal Court.

    H.E. Sir Laurent Khayat, KGC, Grand Prior of Japan and Lady Chloe, DC, Vice Grand Prior of Japan

    Chief Ali'i Bill Souza of The Royal Order of Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii discusses Protocol with H.R.H. Prince Rafael

    Lady Debra Sue Leluan - Knighted,   Honor Category: Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy

    Sir Sidney Leluan III,  Advisor to the SecState & Minister of the Interior        Knighted, Honor Category: Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy

    Sir Dr. Lawrence Kum Wing Tseu:     Honor Category: Education (Medicine Oxford University) and Philanthropy

    Sir Steven Ryan Lieberman, who served as our Travel, Coordinator            Honor Category: Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy Sir Dustin Thomas Verity, General Grand Silvermaster.                                 Knighted - Honor Category: Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy

    Lady Alice Verity                                                                                    Knighted - Honor Category: Entrepreneurship and  Philanthropy  

    Sir Eng. Anacleto "Lito" Alcantra                                                               Knighted - Honor Category: Entrepreneurship and  Philanthropy  

    Duchess Dr. Nancy chaired the Royal Ball 2020, held on February 27, 2020 at the Hilton Hawaiian Resort in Waikiki, assisted by her many angels in the Healthcare community. About 250 guests filled every available seat,  including leaders from the Royal Order of Kamehameha I, the State of Hawaii, the Most Eminent Grand Master and General Grand Officers of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar and numerous other Dignitaries.

    Monsignor Thaddeus Farinas Mercado who served on the personal staff of Benedict XVI before and after he became the Pope, presented a memorable invocation and blessed the auspicious occasion. It is noteworthy to mention, he hailed from Vigan, Philippines, where Duchess Dr. Nancy was born. Our dual Masters of Ceremonies assured that the event met and exceeded all expectations.

    All guest were greeted by a Knight in shining armor at the beautiful soothing sounds of of Harp Music.

    No Grand Ball would be without a Grand Entrance, in this picture Duke Michael and Duchess Consort Linda Teilmann.

    H.E. Sir Laurent Khayat, Grand Prior and Lady Chloe, Dame Commander, preceded by Lady Debra and Sir Sidney (Sid) Leluan. 

    Sir Sid wearing the Uniform as a Department Commander of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar, followed by Sir Dustin Verity, the General Grand Silvermaster of the Order.

    During the 2020 Royal Ball, Proclamations from the State of Hawaii House of Representatives were presented to the Royal House, the Royal Order and the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar, honoring the Humanitarian efforts of these ancient organizations and its impact in Hawaii and around the world. These Proclamations were presented by Hon. John Mizuno, Chair of the Department of Health and Human Services Committee of the House of Representatives of the State of Hawaii

    Celebrity performers included International Song Artist. Kristian Lei who played the lead role of Kim in the Cameron Mackintosh Production of Miss Saigon in Stuttgart, Germany and Hong Kong, at the age of 19, and numerous other talents including Int'l. Recording Artist Angeli Callo. 

    Other surprise guests, none were pre-announced, included International Ballroom Dance Champions Lucas Jaime and Yanna Samkova and members of the well-known Hawaii Dance Sport Center, Government and Business leaders and of course many, many healthcare professionals. One comment Duke Gerhart made was: "This is the safest place in town tonight!" How true it became.

    To everyone's surprise, Duke Gerhart of Styria of Cappadocia, Secretary of State & Minister of the Interior of the Royal House of Cappadocia and its Chivalric Orders, with his beautiful dance partner Yanna Samkova opened the Royal Ball 2020 with a graceful and truly regal Waltz.

    Followed by a breath-taking beautiful classical dance performance of Yanna with her husband Lucas.

    We wish to congratulate the Grand Priory of Hawaii and its Grand Officers for preparing this wonderful event and thereby creating awareness for our Charity. the "Royal Homes for Women & Children" in need. All Homes will be under the protection of the Royal House and its three Orders of Chivalry, symbolized by an ancient Shield.  A shield with the engraved names of the major Sponsors and Benefactors will be placed at the entrance of each Royal Home for Women & Children.  Our efforts and their generosity will allow us to implement these Beacons of Hope for those who are abused, neglected, or can't help themselves as our sole Charity, and serve as the main purpose wherever a Grand Priory operates.

    H.E. Gregory Pentecost, KGC. Grand Prior of Hawaii.

    Sir James Boersema (Col. US. Army ret.), Grand Vice Prior of the Grand Priory of Hawaii and George Pascual, Vice President of First Hawaiian Bank, with friend Kenneth Bauchle.

    From right to left, Sir Dr. Arnold Villafuerte, Grand Chancellor of the Grand Priory of Hawaii with Sir Lito Alcantra, Paul Alimbuyao, Vice President of First Hawaiian Bank and the Commander of the Knights of Rizal Hawaii Chapter, Sir Jerry Felicitas.

    Sir Dr. Lawrence Tseu with a beautiful ladyfriend.

    One of the highlights was the presentation of the Royal Decrees of Knight- and Damehood with the engraved Swords.

    And in accordance to Royal Protocol, H.R.H. Prince Rafael shared wisdom and comments "the last words" prior to closing the formal part, and open the Ball Room for a dance party lasting past midnight.

    Other highlights of the Investiture and the 2020 Royal Ball can be found on  the Royal House's Event Gallery:

    However this did not end the 1-week General Grand Meeting program, which also included a private, guided tour of the Iolani Palace, the only Royal Palace in the United States and the USS Arizona Memorial were just some of the special events.

    On February 27, 2021, Duke Gerhart, Secretary of State, and as Personal Representatives of Prince Rafael, assisted by Duchess Dr. Nancy, officiated the formal investiture of our decade-long Sir Gregory Pentecost's promotion to Knight Grand Cross (KCR), and subsequently installed the Grand Officers of the reconstituted Grand Priory of Hawaii, Inc., with H.E. Sir Gregory Pentecost to the highest station, that of Grand Prior. He was presented with the appropriate Grand Cross, the Royal House's Signet Ring for Grand Priors, and the traditional Royal Order Cape with gold trimming. A Royal Decree issued by the Royal House signed and sealed by H.R.H. Prince Rafael was read and presented to him that attested to his promotion, his election, and his new important assignment and station. 

    H.G. Duke Gerhart presenting signs of authority, consisting of the gold trimmed Grand Prior's Cape, the Signet, the Royal Decrees and  Charter Documents for the newly reconstituted Grand Priory of Hawaii.

    Additional Photos and a news release appeared in the NEWS section during that month. Please scroll to the date.

    On April 29, 2021, Duchess Consort Linda, the International Grand Dame of our Royal Order, and I were appointed to represent Prince Rafael and officiated at the formal Investiture of our decade-long Knight Bishop Sir Thomas Mount’s promotion to Knight Grand Cross and appointment as General Grand Prelate of our Royal Order.  A Royal Decree issued by the Royal House signed and sealed by H.R.H. Prince Rafael was read and presented to him that attested to his promotion and his new important assignment and station. The full-dress event (with a size-limited audience) was conducted at Saint Peter’s Anglican Cathedral in Tallahassee, Florida.  The 

    Again, photos and a news release appear in the NEWS section during that month. Just scroll down.

    Although we certainly need funds for our primary dedicated project the “Royal Homes for Women & Children” (see details on our website), as we have had no Investitures, Banquets, Receptions, Galas, or even official meetings since the beginning of the pandemic, we have discussed reducing the Membership Dues for this past year.  We so very much appreciate your continuing interest in our Royal Order and leave this decision at your discretion and ability.  All Annual Dues, unless noted otherwise for Royal Order Year beginning July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, become due on June 30, 2021. For Dues Payment

    By the statement “no meetings”, does not mean that special committees have not been working diligently on our organizational structure, the Initiatives described on the Royal House's website: include planning our future events, reconstituting existing and constituting new Grand Priories, primary charitable focus, web presence, social platforms, uniforms, rank advancement (Knight/Dame, promotion to Knight or Dame Commander, Knight/Dame Grand Cross, Knight/Dame Grand Collar) opportunities for advancement to Noble Titles through the contribution of Time, Talent and/or Treasure to the Royal Household/Royal Order and much more. 

    We developed a new membership category – that of the Monarchical Chapter “Member/Benefactor”. This “basic step into our Order of Chivalry” has already started to bring in men and women interested in becoming Dames and Knights with us!  To be a Member/Benefactor is now a requisite step in attaining knight-, damehood and voting membership in The Royal Order of Saint Constantine the Great and Saint Helen.

    Only Knights, Dames, or Nobles of The Royal Order can present through the Grand Prior of their jurisdiction a nomination for knight-, or dame-hood to the Royal House of Cappadocia for consideration, which may or may not been granted. When granted, the Grand Priory will invite the Nominee to the next Investiture Event.

    While our Committees already have regular "Virtual/Zoom Meetings, we plan to expand these “virtual” quarterly meetings so that each Knight, Dame, or Member will have the opportunity to participate in decisions for our Royal Order. 

    Please utilize the improved website:   Registration is easy and you will then have access to many features and update news of importance to Knights, Dames, and Members of our Royal Order.  We are also planning a section devoted to high-quality Order-related merchandise for Dames and Knights.

    I can only imagine how busy each of you is.  We hope that you will be interested in participating in the leadership of our “Knightly Renaissance.” We need your skills and a small amount of your time.  By participating, you will not only learn more about the Order, meet and work with other Knights and Dames from your local area, and contribute your visions of the ancient art of chivalry to the benefit of society.

    Yours in Chivalry,

    Michael Spencer Teilmann, KGCI

    Duke of Aswan of Cappadocia,  Deputy Grand Master


  • Becoming a "Member Benefactor of the Monarchical Chapter" is a requisite step in attaining knight-, damehood and voting membership in The Royal Order of Saint Constantine the Great and Saint Helen.  Please help us to welcome our newest Members of the Monarchical Chapter of The Royal Order of Saint Constantine the Great and Saint Helen, Phil Johnson is the Founder and CEO of "Hope for U.S. Veterans." 

    Together, with his beautiful wife Yvette Johnson as a team, they have been working as essential responders meeting the needs of people quarantine, they have built relationships with numerous organizations such as Disney Veterans Institute, Universal Studios, Miratek, Dell, Ikano Communications, TW Telecom, approximately 150 employers alongside the U.S. Department of Labor, and offer paid internships to Graduates of their training programs.  Such as CCNA, CompTIA, HVAC, Building Maintenance, Culinary Arts. They offer 504 plans to all attending Veterans to provide them with a Win experience.  In addition, they also created partnerships with organizations like Home2Suites, and Orlando Disney Hotels for those there to work their internship programs to provide housing to Visiting Veterans attending classes.  And during the past 12 months, they have been working side-by-side as essential responders, meeting the needs of people who are at risk quarantined in their homes.

    Phil and Yvette have partnered with additional organizations such as Federal Corrections, Army Wounded Warriors, Texas Veterans Commission, and others to help provide the training needed. 

     They have partnered with and extended their team to areas like the White House, Department of Education, Colonel Morales former Liaison to the Office of the First Lady, Command Sergeant Major Schneider, with Senator Ted Cruz, and the TWE program ran by Charles Miles (DV and Purple Heart Recipient), U.S. Army Retired Department of Veterans Affairs. For their humanitarian services, they have been honored with Congressional Letters of Recognition from Congressman Olsen, of Support for Congress Woman Sheila Jackson Lee, received Certificates of Achievement from the MOAA, U.S. Department of Army, United States Department Federal Corrections.  Phil Johnson humbly said: "As a Cold War Air Force Veteran, it is my pleasure to continue to serve our brothers and sisters as a member of the Military Veterans Peer Network with the Department of Health and Human Services and hopefully soon be a part of the Veterans Court."   Phil and Yvette have been married for 35 years, have 6 children (4 living), 8 grandchildren, all girls. Again, welcome to the Monarchical Chapter.

  •  SAINT PETER'S ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL, TALLAHASSEE:  In the nave of this immense and magnificent Anglican Cathedral, last week on April 29, 2021, Bishop Dr. Thomas Mount, who with his wife Rozlynn are residents of Florida's State Capital, was  formally invested with the Knight Grand Cross (KGR) and appointed as the spiritual leader of one of,  if not the oldest  Royal Orders of Knighthood  in the world, "The Royal Order of Saint Constantine the Great and Saint Helen."  Dr. Thomas Mount was knighted in 2011 in the Royal Order and subsequently advanced to Knight Commander(KC).   

    Now, H.E. Sir Dr. Thomas Mount, KGC, General Grand Prelate, with the full support and authority granted by the Royal House, will provide spiritual oversight of all current and future Grand Prelates of the Grand Priories, as the first among equals, of the Sovereign and Royal House of Cappadocia and San Bartolomeo, and The Royal Order of Saint Constantine the Great and Saint Helen, in the U.S. and around the world.

    The Sovereign Constantinian Order of Cappadocia has its origins in the Imperial Guard that fought with Emperor Constantine I during the Battle of the Milvian Bridge in 312 CE. Although vastly outnumbered, the Imperial Guard defeated the forces of Emperor Maxentius and thereby paved the way for Constantine I to become the sole ruler of both, the Eastern and Western Roman Empire. The victory at Milvian Bridge in Room inspired Emperor Flavius Constantine to establish the Order.

    The Royal Order of Saint Constantine the Great and Saint Helen Foundation, a not-for-profit Order of Knighthood ( the “Royal Order”) is one of its three Orders of Chivalry

    The Prince Grand Master of this ancient Royal Order of knighthood, His Royal Highness Prince Rafael Andujar y Vilches of Cappadocia and San Bartolomeo, presently resides in Spain, issued the Royal Decree  elevating Bishop Mount to Knight Grand Cross ("KGR") for his dedication to humanity, and services to the Royal Order since 2011,  to his new post. His Grace Sir Michael Teilmann, Duke of Aswan of Cappadocia, Deputy Grand Master acting as the Personal Representative of H.R.H. Prince Rafael, officiated Bishop Mount's Investiture with the assistance of his gracious wife, Duchess Consort Grand Dame Linda.

    The Royal Order has Monarchical Chapter Members, Knights, Dames, Nobles in "Grand Priories and Priories" throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, Italy, Spain, Finland, and individual members in many other countries. They are part of the "Chivalric Renaissance" worldwide who raise funds for those less fortunate by contributing time/talent and treasure to the Royal Order of Saint Constantine the Great and Saint Helen Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt Charity.  The Foundation's most recent Initiatives include to assist and coordinate with each Grand Priory to stablishing a client centered "Royal Home for Women & Children" in need of temporary relief, in a safe environment and at no cost to them or their family. 

    The Royal House and Sovereign House of Cappadocia and San Bartolomeo’s Vision is to perpetuate and expand the knightly virtues, to encourage intellectual rigorousness, to recognize the exemplary conduct and achievements with membership in its three Royal Orders, and to enhance society with leadership programs which nurtures, develops, and inspires the Innovators of tomorrow.

    One of its three (3) Orders of Chivalry, The Royal Order of Saint Constantine the Great and Saint Helen Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization based in the United States, consists of twenty-one (21) Grand Priories, Priories, and Chapters. 

    Its members consist of Squires, Ladies-in-Waiting, initiated Benefactors, knighted Knights, Dames, and Nobles by birth or merit, throughout the world.

    The Principality’s and the Royal Order’s  goals are aligned and focused on governance based on best practices,  by empowering all “Stakeholders”, “Members of our Orders,” and the “Innovators of Tomorrow”, and inspire each to bring honor to our Royal House in the defense of noble causes and the less fortunate. 

    On behalf of H.R.H. Prince Rafael and the Royal Order, please join me in congratulating our General Grand Prelate to his elevation.  If you also wish to contribute  time/talent and/or treasure to our Initiatives, please contact us via e-mail or apply for a Membership in our Monarchical Chapter and your active participation will be very much appreciated.


    Below are a few pictures of Bishop Dr. Mount's ministries in Africa over many years.  

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Royal Decree No. 117/2020 - We, His Royal Highness Don Rafael Andujar Y Vilches, of San Bartolommeo, by the grace of God and hereditary rights, sovereign and titular head of the Royal House of Cappadocia, Prince of Cappadocia, Prince of San Bartolommeo, etc., ... we have resolved and resolve to promote our esteemed Knight, Sir Gregory Arlon Pentecost to the Rank of: "Knight Grand Cross" of The Royal Order of Saint Constantine the Great and Saint Helen Foundation.

Recognizing Exceptional Individuals

Grand Priory of Hawaii - 2021 Annual Conclave and Installation of elected Grand Officers, held on February 17, 2021 in commemoration of our Founder's, Emperor Constantine the Great's birthday.  In accordance with the Rules of The Royal House of Cappadocia, His Grace Gerhart Wilhelm Walch Duke of Styria of Cappadocia acted as the Personal Representative of His Royal Highness, the Prince Grand Master and together with His Grace Duke Michael of Aswan of Cappadocia, Deputy Grand Master, they presented his best wishes in virtual form, which will be attached to the Video of this solemn Conclave. Sir Bishop Thomas Mount opened the Conclave with an inspiring Prayer.  The following elected Officers were installed: Sir Sid Leluan, acted as the Installing Officer with elegance and grace.  The Officers of the Grand Priory are:  H.E. Sir Gregory Arlan Pentecost, KGC, Most Eminent Grand Prior, Sir James Boersema (Col. U.S. Army ret.), Right Eminent Grand Vice Prior, Sir Dr. Arnold Villafuerte, Right Eminent Grand Chancellor, and Sir Dustin T. Verity, Right Eminent Grand Silvermaster will be installed at a later date, together with the appointed grand officers.

Members, Knights, Dames, and Nobles in the News

Becoming a "Member Benefactor of the Monarchical Chapter" is a requisite step in attaining knight-, damehood and voting membership in The Royal Order of Saint Constantine the Great and Saint Helen.  Please help us to welcome the two newest Members of the Monarchical Chapter of The Royal Order of Saint Constantine the Great and Saint Helen:

Attorney/Entrepreneur Christeen N.A. Walch, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Styria of Cappadocia.  Chris is the co-founder and COO of LifeScore which has been crowned on March 8, 2021, the UK’s most innovative MediaTech company after securing backing from both a high-profile judging panel and readers of tech publication BusinessCloud.  The London-based start-up, which uses AI (artificial intelligence) to adapt music to the listener’s environment, was named           No. 1  on the 100 MediaTech Innovators ranking for 2021Duchess Dr. Nancy decided to honor this achievement by making the Benefactor donation.

Captain The Honorable Rev. Dr.  Vance L Whippo, is a Mental Health Practitioner and Certified Clinical Chaplain who owns his own practice in Washington state. He received his doctorate in ministry with a focus in psychology and chaplaincy. He was Ordained with the Anglican Church, USA in 2012. He uses his formidable knowledge to work with trauma victims and couples. He has served in the military for over 36 years, serving in all enlisted ranks and being commissioned an officer currently as a Captain in the  Chaplain Corps of the Reserves, National Guard and State Guard.

Ongoing Initiatives

  • Membership Development:  To achieve sustainable membership growth with a clear path of advancement based on service in the form of time, talent and/or treasure,
  • Our Charity:  To continue our efforts of establishing Grand Priories, Priories and Chapters worldwide, each determined to maintain a “Royal Home for Women  and Children” in need, and
  • Our Legacy:   Our Efforts to rebuild our Royal House to its rightful place in history.  We plan to do so through the acquisition, development and management of real estate assets and operations that can be improved with Innovation, Creativity, and Capital

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