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Order of Saint Constantine
|Order of Saint Constantine|
|Awarded by the Empire of Austenasia|
|Type||Philanthropic chivalric order with two ranks|
|Motto||In hoc signo vinces|
|Eligibility||Christians baptised in the name of the Trinity.|
|Sovereign||HIM Emperor Jonathan I|
|Grand Master||HIM Emperor Jonathan I|
|First induction||21 May 2016|
|Last induction||21 May 2019|
|Next (higher)||Glorious Order of St. John|
|Next (lower)||Order of the Bullmastiff|
The Order of Saint Constantine is an Austenasian philanthropic and chivalric order founded on 21 May 2016 and bestowed by the Monarch. It is unique amongst Austenasian orders of chivalry in that only baptised Christians are eligible for membership, and in that it functions also as a charitable organisation. Furthermore, unlike any other Austenasian knighthood, membership of the order does not entitle the knight or dame to any post-nominals, but does permit them to use the prefix of Sir or Dame.
The Order is comprised of Knights/Dames Imperial and of Knights/Dames proper, the former not being expected to participate fully in the charitable work of the Order and holding the title primarily as an honour. The charitable work of the Knights and Dames is overseen by the Grand Master of the Order, a position the holder of which is chosen by the Sovereign from amongst the Order's members. Since its foundation, Emperor Jonathan I has been both Sovereign and Grand Master of the Order.
From 8 June 2016 until 24 April 2017, the Order ran "Project Melania", collecting unsold goods given away for free at the end of large car boot sales and donating them to various charity shops raising funds for charities including Oxfam and Marie Curie cancer hospices. In total, 93 books, 70 CDs, 44 DVDs, and 19 items of bric-a-brac (ornaments, crockery, etc) were donated as a result of this project, which only came to an end due to the weekly car boot sale at which the items were collected ceasing to be held.
In December 2017, the Order held an online charity fundraiser which raised £70 for Hospices of Hope. A second fundraiser, held from December 2018 to January 2019 in conjunction with the Grand Unified Micronational, raised £105.70 for UNICEF. A donation of £200 inspired by this second fundraiser was made to UNICEF by the Free and Independent Association of Venedia on 19 February 2019.
- HIM Emperor Jonathan I: 21 May 2016 – present. Sovereign.
- HIH Crown Princess Caroline: 21/5/2016
- HIH Emperor Mother Margaret: 21/5/2016
- HIH Emperor Father Terry: 21/5/2016
- HIH Lord Admiral Joseph Kennedy, Duke of Bohemia: 21/5/2016
- HI&SH Princess Hannah: 21/5/2017
- HM King Ciprian: 21/5/2016
- HM King Adam I: 21/5/2016
- Protopontiff Sir Sebastian Linden, IKA, KPP: 21/5/2016
- Sir Richard Hytholoday, OMS: 21/5/2016
- HM King Johannes: 21/5/2016
- HRH Prince Aggelos: 21/5/2017
- Manolis Afentoulis, Duke of Thessalia: 21/5/2019
- HIH Emperor Grandmother Joyce: Dame Imperial from 21/5/2016 - 2/11/2018. Deceased.