Order of Saint Constantine

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Not to be confused with the Ashukov Order of Saint Constantine the Great.

Order of Saint Constantine
Arms of the Order of Saint Constantine.svg
Arms of the Order of Saint Constantine
Awarded by the Empire of Austenasia
TypePhilanthropic chivalric order with two ranks
Religious affiliationChristianity
MottoIn hoc signo vinces
EligibilityChristians baptised in the name of the Trinity.
StatusCurrently awarded
SovereignHIM Emperor Jonathan I
Grand MasterHIM Emperor Jonathan I
GradesKnights/Dames Imperial
Knights/Dames
Statistics
First induction21 May 2016
Last induction21 May 2022
Total inductees24
Precedence
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.

Structure

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.

Activities

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.

Starting in 2017 (with the exception of 2019), the Order has held a fundraiser over the Christmas season, raising money for various charities:

Members

Grand Masters

Knights/Dames Imperial

Knights/Dames

Former members