MARCH 16, 2024 FLORIDA's FIRST ROYAL RECOGNITION INVESTITURE WHITE TIE CEREMONY & DINNER
MARCH 16, 2024
FLORIDA's FIRST ROYAL RECOGNITION INVESTITURE WHITE TIE CEREMONY & DINNER
THE CRUZ BUILDING, COCONUT GROVE, MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA
Welcome to our first knighting investiture event in Florida!
Among the 150 guests including H.R.H Prince Raphael, it is anticipated that fifteen (15) Postulants (Knights and Dames-to-be) will be recognized.
In addition, a rare ennoblement ceremony for Sir Ronald Wilhelm and Sir Jon Wilhelm to advance to Marquis will be conducted as well as Sir John Sachtouras to advance to Baron. A knighthood, damehood, or noble title in the Orders of Chivalry of this Royal House 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 rights, can perform.
We hope you will join us for this honorable, unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime event.
Lady Didi Wong, DGC, Grand Prior of Florida
THE CONSTANTINIAN ORDER OF CAPPADOCIA, one of the oldest Royal Houses
The date was October 28, 312 A.D., when the young general Constantine Flavius won the battle at Milvian Bridge in Rome. This, plus his mother's devotion, let to the rise of Christianity to become the Roman empire's main religion, and his rise to emperor. As Constantine I, he ruled over the combined Roman empire from Constantinople, now known as Istanbul.
In honor of his fifty (50) most valiant warriors, who would surely would have been killed, if they lost the battle and had been captured, he created the Sovereign Constantinian Order of Cappadocia.
He vested this Order with the Roman Province of Cappadocia, an ancient kingdom, and principality in Anatolia with a history of more than 3,000 years, known as the land of the beautiful horses.
With the continued stewardship of this Order and its growing membership, Christianity spread throughout the Roman Nation, and the Principality also known as the "Cradle of Christianity" flourished economically for more than one thousand years as part of the Byzantine Empire ruled by Constantine I to Constantine XI from Constantinople.
Although the Order's land was lost when Constantinople fell in 1453 A.D. to the Ottoman Turks, not so were its spirit and its rights as a Sovereign Nation, as adjudicated by Order of the International Civil Court, established by the United Nation, Permanent Organ of the European Court in Italy, see: https://www.principalityofcappadocia.org/about/
Today, the Sovereign Constantinian Order of Cappadocia, as proclaimed "Principality of Cappadocia," is a vibrant Sovereign Nation, with three Orders of Chivalry and over twenty-five Grand Priories worldwide,
Its leadership consist of H.R.H. Prince Rafael Andujar y Vilches, its Sovereign, residing in Sevilla, Spain, a Royal Council, Knights, Dames and Nobles, the descendants of the initial members of the Sovereign Constantinian Order of Cappadocia, and our Benefactors, the Members of the Royal House's Monarchical Chapter, all together committed to its Initiatives, including that of serving women and children that are abused, trafficked, neglected, or in need, of temporary assistance in their respective local communities.
To learn more about the activities of the Benefactors, Knights, Dames and Nobles of this Sovereign Royal House please visit: https://www.principalityofcappadocia.org/
DONATION OPPORTUNITIES - RANGE AND SCHEDULE OF DONOR BENEFITS FOR BENEFACTORS AND DONORS
All funds and gifts donated to the ROYAL ORDER OF CONSTANTINE THE GREAT AND SAINT HELEN FOUNDATION
are disbursed to cover our annual event costs, and to support the efforts of our Grand Priories and other charitable organizations whose mission aligns with our Mission and Vision.
Nothing that we do would be possible without your generous support. Thank you!
God Bless you and our efforts to bring FAITH, HOPE and CHARITY to those in dire need. Thank you.
Dear Members of the Monarchical Chapter, and Knights, Dames and Nobles of the Royal Order of Constantine the Great and Saint Helen.
Our Vision is to perpetuate and expand knightly virtues, to encourage intellectual rigorousness, to recognize exemplary achievement, to enhance society through leadership that nurtures, develops and inspires the innovators of tomorrow. We believe in the power of Faith, Hope and Charity; Faith in Chivalry, Hope in our Members, Knights, Dames and Nobles; and in Charity.
It is my pleasure and distinct honor to inform you, that His Royal Highness Prince Rafael, Sovereign of the Royal House of Cappadocia or short Principality of Cappadocia arrived in Hawaii and officiated the Royal Recognition and Charity Gala in Honolulu, Hawai'i on October 28, 2023, the 1,711 Anniversary of one of the most important events our Royal Order's glorious history, the victory at Milvian Bridge in Rome.
This is to invite Knights, Dames and Nobles of this Royal Order to nominate men and women of good reputation, with exceptional Accomplishment, generous Philanthropic Activities, and who are Members of the Monarchical Chapter, in one or more of the stated eight (8) Recognition Categories and sharing our beliefs in Chivalry, and the power of Hope, Faith and Charity.
All Nominations, will be reviewed by a secret Nominations Committee of Knights, Dames and Nobles of the Royal Houses to avoid undue influence, and the Prime Minister of the Royal House, with the ultimate decision to be made by our Sovereign, H.R.H. Prince Rafael. Nominations, who do not win this favor, are sealed in the Royal House's vault for 25 years.
NOTICE OF H.R.H. PRINCE RAFAEL - NOMINATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE NEXT ROYAL RECOGNITION & FUNDRAISING GALA FOR OUR CHARITY - THE ST. HELEN'S HOMES FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN GALA
In this picture: H.R.H. Prince Rafael Andujar y Vilches with Sir Anacleto (Lito) Alacantra, during the February 23, 2020 Royal Recognition Event, immediately after being created a Knight of the Order
A knighthood, damehood, or noble title in the Orders of Chivalry of this Royal House, the Principality of Cappadocia, 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 rights can perform.
Those few who will be selected for knighthood, damehood, or ennoblement, referred to as the Postulants, will be invited with a personal letter of invitation to be recognized in this beautiful place and henceforth are part of the Royal and Sovereign House of Cappadocia’s Order of Chivalry and/or Nobility.
H.G. Gerhart Wilhelm Walch, Duke of Styria of Cappadocia
Secretary of State and Prime Minister