Order of St. Philip the Apostle

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Order of Saint Philip the Apostle
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Collar of the Order of St. Philip the Apostle
Awarded by the
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Emperor of the Abeldane Empire and King of Alenshka
TypeDynastic order
Established15 April 2016
MottoSemper in Actu
Always in act
EligibilityExceptional achievements to the Christendom
Awarded forAt the monarch's pleasure
StatusCurrently constituted
SovereignNewton
GradesKnight/Dame (KSP/DSP)
Commander (CSP)
Statistics
First induction15 April 2016
Last induction6 June 2019
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of the Two Eagles
Next (lower)Order of St. Bartholomew

Ribbon of the Order of St. Philip the Apostle

The Order of St. Philip the Apostle is an order of chivalry bestowed by the Monarch of the Abeldane Empire. Founded on the 15 April, it was originally the highest Abeldane chivalric order but due to the establishment of the Order of the Two Eagles, it became second from 2017 until 2019 when the Awards and Decorations Act reinstated it as the highest order of chivalry in the Empire.

History

The order was created on the 15 April 2016, after much consideration by Emperor Stephen on creating a new higher order. The Order of St. Bartholomew became common for awarding and therefore a much higher order was established for highest restriction and eligibility. Eligible people for the order are required to be a Christian of any denomination, as long as their service to the Christendom was of great recognition. An exception for this are the Knights and Dames of the order, which 3 slots are reserved: 2 for the heads of the houses of the federal monarchy and 1 for the Duke of Creton, of which he is a lifetime member.

If the other house succeeds to the throne, the head of the house succeeding will have to relinquish his/her place as Knight/Dame to the head of the house of present.

Grades

The order is currently divided into two grades, excluding the sovereign:

  • Sovereign
  • Knight/Dame (reserved for heads of Imperial houses)
  • Commander (Maximum of 7 persons)

Recipients

Knight/Dame (KSP/DSP)

Commander (CSP)