The Royal Order of Saint 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 Women and Children of the World.
  •  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.

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

Newsflash

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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