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
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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.

  • 29 Apr 2021 11:49 PM | H.G. Gerhart W. Walch, Duke of Styria of Cappadocia, SecState (Administrator)

     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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