Order of the Cross of Saint James

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Order of the Cross of Saint James
Order of the Cross of Saint James (3rd version).png
Awarded by the King of Ebenthal
TypeNational order
Established3 July 2022
MottoSancti Iacobi et dele pro Ebenthal
Awarded forAt His Majesty's pleasure.
StatusCurrently constituted
Sovereign and Grand MasterKing Arthur II
Deputy Grand MasterHeitor, Prince of Altenburg
ChancellorHenri Sãens
First induction2022
Last induction2022
Total inductees30
Next (higher)Order of Prince Ludwig Gaston of Saxe-Coburg and Braganza
Next (lower)Order of the Ebony Crown

Ribbon bar of the order

The Order of the Cross of Saint James (Portuguese: Ordem da Cruz de Santiago) is a national order of the Kingdom of Ebenthal, granted at the monarch's pleasure. It was established on 3 July 2022 by King Arthur II to substitute the former Order of Gillis with a symbology inherent to the country as a way of properly rewarding those who rendered service to it or had actions recognized as valuable.

As a national order, the Prime Minister of Ebenthal is its chancellor, appointing persons potentially eligible to be appointed members by the King of Ebenthal, Sovereign and Grand Master of the Order, which also includes supernumerary knights and ladies such as members of the Royal Family. The order is part of national pantheon of orders and awards of Ebenthal.


From early 2022 King Arthur II of Ebenthal initiated a campaign to disassociate the national image from his own and his family's in order to strengthen the national culture and identity. Among his actions to this end, the monarch decided to remove from the country mentions of his family's forefather, Gillis van der Bruyn, and therefore, abolish the Order of Gillis, created in 2021. By mid 2022 Arthur wanted to reform the national pantheon of chivalric orders by removing direct associations to his family history and foreign characters and figures unconnected with the country's history. In order to abolish the Order of Gillis without harming its members, a new order should be created in its place. The Ebenthali monarch, inspired by the existing Order of the Ebony Crown, which alludes to the black crancelin, one of the main symbols of national representation of Ebenthal present in the country's flag and coat of arms, named the future new order as Order of the Cross of Saint James in reference to Cross of Saint James, the maximum symbol of Ebenthal adopted in 2014 and whose name still alludes to the Conference of Santiago, intermicronational organization of which Ebenthal is a founding member. On 3 July 2022, in session at the House of Aristocrats, the King announced the issuance of Royal Decree 6/2022 instituting the Order of the Cross of Saint James and determining its placement in the Ebenthal honors system.



Membership in the order is unlimited and it includes the Monarch and the Prince of Altenburg respectively as Sovereign and Grand Master and Deputy Grand Master. The Monarch alone can grant membership at his own pleasure, meaning it has no requirements for a person to be inducted a member of the order, although as a national order, membership is regularly granted at the Prime Minister's indication. Monarchs are known as Sovereign of Cross of Saint James and the Prince of Altenburg is known as Royal Knight Compainion of the Cross of Saint James. Male members of the Order are titled "Knights Companion" and female members are called "Ladies Companion".


The King of Ebenthal is the Sovereign and Grand Master of the order. All deeds granting decorations of the Order must bear the signature of the Sovereign and Grand Master. The Deputy Grand Master is empowered to act on behalf of and in place of the monarch if necessary and with the express approval of the monarch; if the monarch is unable to give his consent, it is up to the Chancellor of the order to sanction the acts of the Deputy Grand Master. The Chancellor is a supernumerary member of the order and is appointed to his position by the King. Usually the Prime Minister in office is appointed Chancellor but this is not a requirement. Members of the order are granted a certificate and are eligible to require a personal coat of arms with the insignia of the Order. A single-graded order, its only ranking is that of Knight/Dame.

Precedence and privileges

Members of this order are assigned positions in the order of precedence, ranking above all others members of equal rankings of whichever orders. Consorts, children and children-in-law also feature on the order of precedence; other relatives of members, however, are not assigned any special precedence. Generally, individuals can derive precedence from their parents or consorts as long as the recipient lives.

All members ot the order are entitled to the prefixes of "Sir" and "Ma'am". When an individual is entitled to use multiple post-nominal letters, the ones of the order (CCS) for both Knights and Dames, standing for Cavaleiro da Cruz de Santiago in Portuguese, takes precedence. All recipients may encircle their arms with the circlet of the order.

Insignia and habit

  • The collar of the Order is
  • The badge of the Order is
  • The star of the Order is
  • The ribbon of the Order is

Members of the order


Name Designation Period
Royal Coronet of Ebenthal.svg His Majesty Arthur II, King of Ebenthal Sovereign 3 July 2022 – present
Royal Coronet of Ebenthal.svg His Majesty Arthur II, King of Ebenthal Grand Master 3 July 2022 – present
Coronet of the Prince of Altenburg.png His Royal Highness Heitor, Prince of Altenburg Deputy Grand Master 3 July 2022 – present
Ebenthali baronial coronet.svg Lord Henri Sãens Chancellor 3 July 2022 – present

Knights and Dames

Name Serie number Post-Nominals Known for Date
1 United Provinces of Mauritia Lucas VIII, Prince of Woenstein Stadhouder of Mauritia 5 July 2022
2 Rino Island Marco Antonio Rino President of Rino Island 5 July 2022
3 Flag of Kortosh-Jusin.svg Mirdov M. Kron ex-President of the Jusin Republic 5 July 2022
4 Baustralia John King of Baustralia 5 July 2022
5 Gymnasium State Adam Pivetz Premier of the Gymnasium State 5 July 2022
6 Empire of Lehmark William Lehman I Emperor and Autocrat of Lehmark 5 July 2022
7 Kingdom of Luna Rafael I King of Luna 5 July 2022
8 Villa Alicia Leonardo I Emperor of Villa Alicia 5 July 2022
9 Karno-Ruthenian Empire Dylan Callahan Minister of Finances 5 July 2022
10 Karno-Ruthenian Empire Oscar I Emperor of Karnia, King of Ruthenia, etc. 5 July 2022
11 Karno-Ruthenian Empire Marie Elisabeth Empress of Karnia, Queen of Ruthenia, etc. 5 July 2022
12 State of Vishwamitra Dhrubajyoti Roy Rashtradhyaksh of Vishwamitra 5 July 2022 (REVOKED)[a]
13 State of Vishwamitra Tanishkaa Patranabish Rajpramukh of Beltola 5 July 2022
14 Ebenthal Luísa Somme, 2nd Duchess of Montana Lady Speaker of the House of Aristocrats 5 July 2022
15 Ebenthal Bernardo Barcelos Minister of Commerce 5 July 2022
16 Archduchy of Mimas Christoph II, Archduke of Mimas Archduke of Mimas 5 July 2022
17 Sancratosia Cloe, Sovereign Princess of Sancratosia Sovereign Princess of Sancratosia 5 July 2022
18 Raphania Charles, Emir of Raphania Grand Emir of Raphania 5 July 2022
19 Harram Harram III Sultan of Harram 25 September 2022
19 Ebenthal Princess Eleine Princess of Ebenthal 27 September 2022
20 Xingu 3 flag.jpg André Igino Chalegre Czærisgrav of the Xingu 12 October 2022
21 Kingdom of Quinta Velha Thomas I King of Quinta Velha 12 October 2022
22 Harram Hassan IV Sultan of Harram 12 October 2022
23 Rino Island Anastasio López President of Rino Island 12 October 2022
24 Westarctica Travis I, Grand Duke of Westarctica Grand Duke of Westarctica 12 October 2022
25 Ladonia Carolyn I Queen of Ladonia 12 October 2022
26 Sildavia Maria I Queen of Sildavia 12 October 2022
27 Republic of Upper Shwartz Morgen Lorgen Land Adrian Wojtasz President of Upper Schwartz Morgen Lorgen Land 12 October 2022
28 Gymnasium State Tomáš Falešník President and Premier of the Gymnasium State 12 October 2022
29 Ebenthal Raphael Sousa, 1st Duke of Sternachten Minister of the Interior 12 October 2022
30 Ebenthal Nícollas Reis, 1st Duke of Novaes Member of the House of Councillors 13 October 2022

See also


  1. Revoked on 20 November 2022.