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 Members, Knights, Dames and Nobles; and 
  • CHARITY to help disadvantaged, abused, or neglected Children of the World.
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Membership Benefits


The Benefits of Membership in The Royal Order of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen

(Obligations of Membership appear on our Royal Order website: www.rocgsh.org)

First, by becoming a member of this International Order of Chivalry, Ladies and Gentlemen from all walks of life and virtually all regions of the world will have established what will hopefully become a lifetime relationship in one of – if not the – oldest recognized such Orders.

Our Prince Grand Master, His Royal and Serene Highness Prince Rafael Andujar y Vilches, is a retired international business executive, world-recognized humanitarian, and a highly respected citizen of Spain. He is the titular head of the Sovereign and Royal House of Cappadocia and San Bartolomeo. In addition, he serves as Prince Grand Master of two other famous Orders of Chivalry, The Constantinian Order of Cappadocia and The Royal Military Order of Saint Charles.

His various Noble Titles, formally recognized by the International Courts of Nobility, include: The Royal Prince of Cappadocia – Prince of San Bartolomeo – Prince of Barzana di Sotto - Byzantine Patrician of the Holy Roman Empire – Duque of Sperlinga – Duque of Outzitje – Count of Edesa – Viscount of Francavilla – Baron of San Bartolome – Baron of Racalmallina – Lord of Carrubia - Lord of Vaccarizzo Soprano e Sottano and of Vaccaro – Lord of Santa Venera.

H.R.H. Prince Rafael’s full Curriculum Vitae appears on our Royal Order’s website www.rocgsh.org.

Exceptional members of the medical, scientific, the arts, entertainment, the military and business communities are among our Knights, Dames and Members. Our cherished members are at the tip of the spear of “The Worldwide Knightly Renaissance”. We recognize the spirit of the “Knights of Olde” who eons ago vowed to protect and help the less fortunate. Among us are international philanthropists as well as regular – but like-minded -- members who help the needy and less fortunate through our Royal Order’s charitable efforts.

Major white-tie and black-tie Investitures and galas are held each year in such delightful locales as Helsinki, Finland (late March); Tokyo, Japan (late July); and Beverly Hills, California (Mid-September). Members of our Royal Order are invited to attend and to meet and befriend our leadership and overseas members. Several of our International Priories organize educational and thoroughly-enjoyable travel tours and visits. These are among the many opportunities available to members of our Royal Order.

The several categories of Membership and their Order decorations are:

Knight (Title: Chevalier or Sir): A gentleman who was nominated and dubbed a Knight; and who has paid the required: a) Passage Fees (donation); and b) Annual Membership Dues to their Priory or directly to the Royal Order as a Member-at-large. Regalia: 24 Karat gold plated Knight’s Cross with red enameled cross and golden highlighted edging and royal crown suspended by a red neck suspension ribbon; lapel insignia, miniature medal for formal wear, Challenge Coin with emblems of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen, custom jewelry case with the dual-crest seal of the Royal Order for display or storage; Large framable formal Certificate of Knighthood signed by H.R.H. Prince Rafael. Official photographs of your knighting ceremony and of the overall event.

Dame (Title: Dame or Lady): A woman who was nominated and invested a Dame; and who has paid the required: a) Passage Fees (donation); and b) Annual Membership Dues to their Priory or directly to the Royal Order as a Member-at-large. Regalia: 24 Karat gold plated Dame’s medallion suspended from a pristine white breast bow, lapel insignia and scarf stickpin, miniature medal for formal wear, Challenge Coin with emblems of Constantine and Saint Helen, custom jewelry case with the dual-crest seal of the Royal Order for display or storage; Large framable Certificate of Damehood signed by H.R.H. Prince Rafael. Official photographs of your investiture ceremony and of the overall event.

Member of The Royal Court: Dames and Knights recommended for this most senior category of Knighthood or Damehood. Generally high-ranking elected/appointed government officials; Major entertainment celebrities, senior rank military officials, Senior business executives, Leaders in the Arts, and other Exceptional professionals, etc. These Knights and Dames who have been nominated and invested a Dame or Knight, and have paid the required: a) Passage Fees (donation); and b) Annual Membership Dues to their Priory or directly to the Royal Order as a Member-at-large. This category of membership needs to be recommended by the Secretary of State, Minister of the Interior or by The Deputy Grand Master and approved by His Royal Highness. Regalia: For Knights: 24 Karat gold plated Knight’s Cross with red enameled cross and golden highlighted edging and royal crown suspended by a red neck suspension ribbon; The sword you were dubbed with by H.R.H. Prince Rafael featuring: The Royal House Seal, the Seal of the Order, your title, full name and date engraved thereon. Sword scabbard. A special lapel insignia, a miniature medal for formal wear, a Challenge Coin with emblems of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen, a custom jewelry case for the regalia, with the dual-crest seal of the Royal Order for display or storage, Large laminated Certificate of Knighthood signed by H.R.H. Prince Rafael mounted in display-quality wood. Official photographs of your knighting ceremony and of the overall event.

Regalia For Dames: 24 Karat gold plated Dame’s medallion suspended from a pristine white breast bow; a special Ceremonial Scepter presented in a custom-made blue drawstring pouch secured by a gold drawstring and with your title and full name embroidered in gold thread thereon. A lapel insignia and a scarf stickpin, miniature medal for formal wear, Challenge Coin with emblems of Constantine and Saint Helen, custom jewelry case with the dual-crest seal of the Royal Order for display or storage, Large laminated Certificate of Damehood signed by H.R.H. Prince Rafael and mounted in display-quality wood. Official photographs of your investiture ceremony, formal photograph with Prince Rafael, and select photos from the overall event.

Member with Noble Title:  A member who was nominated  and bestowed a Noble Title  by virtue of a Royal Decree; and who has paid the required: a) Passage Fees (donation); and b) Annual Membership Dues to their Priory or directly to the Royal Order as a Member-at-large. Regalia: For Knights: 24 Karat gold plated Knight’s Cross with red enameled cross and golden highlighted edging and royal crown suspended by a red neck suspension ribbon; Constantine the Great Chapel Cape; The sword you were dubbed with by H.R.H. Prince Rafael featuring: The Royal House Seal, the Seal of the Order, your title, full name and date engraved thereon. Sword scabbard. A special lapel insignia, miniature medal for formal wear, Challenge Coin with emblems of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen, custom jewelry case with the dual-crest seal of the Royal Order for display or storage, Large laminated Certificate of Knighthood signed by H.R.H. Prince Rafael mounted in display-quality wood. Official photographs of your knighting ceremony, formal photograph with Prince Rafael and select photos of the overall event. Regalia: For Dames: 24 Karat gold plated Dame’s medallion suspended from a pristine white breast bow; Saint Helen Chapel Cape; a special Ceremonial Scepter presented in a custom-made blue drawstring pouch secured by a gold drawstring and with your title and full name embroidered in gold thread thereon; a lapel insignia and a scarf stickpin, a miniature medal for formal wear, a Challenge Coin with emblems of Constantine and Saint Helen. All regalia presented in a custom jewelry case with the dual-crest seal of the Royal Order for display or storage. A Large laminated Certificate of Damehood signed by H.R.H. Prince Rafael and mounted in display -quality wood. Official photographs of your investiture ceremony, a formal photograph with Prince Rafael, and select photos of the overall event.

Member-at-large:  A member residing in a state or country where a local priory does not exist and therefore membership is obtained directly through the Order.  Can apply for Knight or Dame status and who has paid the required: a) Passage Fees (donation); and b) Annual Membership Dues directly to the Royal Order as a Member-at-large. Regalia: If Knight or Dame status was selected, you would receive the regalia listed above for Knight or Dame. If “Member of the Chapter “ category was selected, you would receive the regalia as for the Member category below.

Member, Chapter of Constantine the Great: For gentlemen who are not, at this time, desirous of being dubbed a Knight of the Royal Order of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen. He will be invited to all events and meetings, and will have paid the required: a) Greatly-reduced Passage Fees (donation) and similarly-reduced Annual Membership Dues to their Priory. Regalia: Full size and miniature Medal of Constantine the Great, Crest of Constantine the Great Lapel Pin, Challenge Coin featuring the emblems of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen. Certificate of Membership.

Member, Chapter of Saint Helen: For ladies who are not, at this time, desirous of being invested a Dame of the Royal Order of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen. She will be invited to all events and meetings, and will have paid the required: a) Greatly-reduced Passage Fees (donation) and similarly-reduced Annual Membership Dues to their Priory. Regalia: Full size and miniature Medal of Saint Helen, Oval Crest of St. Helen Lapel Pin, Challenge Coin featuring the emblems of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen. Certificate of Membership.

Squire: A young gentlemen, 14 to 20 years (age waivable by Priors and above)whose application to join a “Chapter of Constantine the Great” was granted by a Prior of the Order; and who has paid the required: a) Special reduced Passage Fee (donation); and b) Special reduced Membership Dues to their Priory's Chapter. Regalia: Full size and miniature Medal of Constantine the Great, Crest of Constantine the Great Lapel Pin, Certificate of Appointment.

Lady-in-waiting:  A young lady, 14 to 20 years (age waivable by Priors and above) whose application to join a “Chapter of Saint Helen” was granted by a Prior of the Order; and who has paid the required: a) Special reduced Passage Fee (donation); and b) Special reduced Membership Dues to their Priory's Chapter. Regalia: Full size and miniature Medal of Saint Helen, Oval Crest of St. Helen Lapel Pin, Certificate of Appointment.

Additional opportunities and benefits:

  • Networking: Opportunities for networking with experts in your own field of specialty when participating in our professional activities at the local, state, national and international level.
  • Leadership Development: Various opportunities to develop your leadership skills.
  • Interactive Website: Gain access into members’ only sections of the Royal Order website.
  • Serving Your Colleagues: You will have the privilege of serving as a delegate, officer or committee member at the national and international level. You’ll vote on important issues, decisions and actions.
  • Making lasting friendships: The like-minded individuals that you encounter during your activities in our Royal Order of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen will often become life-long friends.

We cordially invite you to read the informative features on our state-of-the-art website (www.rocgsh.org.) You are further invited to join us. For additional information, check the different sections of our website.

Noble and sincere regards

Duke Michael


H.G. Michael Spencer Teilmann, KGCI

Duke of Aswan of Cappadocia

The Deputy Grand Master

The Royal Order of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen

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