PASSAGE FEES, ANNUAL DUES, & FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS
Each applicant is required to pay a one time passage fee for membership into the Order of the
Holy Spirit. The passage fee varies depending upon the rank of entrance which the individual
The Passage Fee goes towards the following: the annual philanthropic appeal of the Order, the
administrative expenses of the Order’s Grand Magistry and towards feeding the homeless.
The passage fee for the rank of Cadet is $250.00.
The passage fee for the rank of Knight/Dame is $500.00.
The passage fee for the rank of Knight/Dame Companion is $1,000.00.
The passage fee for the rank of Knight/Dame Commander is $2.000.00.
The passage fee for the rank of Knight/Dame Grand Cross is $4,000.00.
The passage fee for the rank of Knight/Dame Grand Collar is N/A. (rank specially awarded by
the Grand Knight).
Annual Membership Dues
One year following admission into the Order, lay members are required to pay an annual membership due. Membership dues are assessed according to the rank of the individual. These dues help cover the administrative expenses of the Order’s Grand Magistry.
The annual membership fee for the rank of Cadet is $125.00.
The annual membership fee for the rank of Knight/Dame is $250.00.
The annual membership fee for the rank of Knight Companion/Dame Companion is $500.00.
The annual membership fee for the rank of Knight Commander/Dame Commander is $1,000.00.
The annual membership fee for the rank of Knight Grand Cross/Dame Grand Cross is $2,000.00.
If a member is promoted to a higher rank within the Order, that member can continue to pay the
original annual membership due assessed at the time of their entrance into the Order or opt to
pay the new fee that corresponds to their new rank. Equally, members promoted to a higher rank
within the Order do not pay for any additional passage fee, but only for the medals attached to
their new rank.
It is expected that members participate in all charitable fundraising activities of the Grand
Magistry of the Order, their Grand Priory, and of their local Commandery.
It is the intention of the Order to be as accessible and affordable as possible for those wishing to
join. It is not the desire of the Order to be just for an elite group of individuals.
With keeping the above in mind, the Order will permit passage fees and annual membership dues
to be paid either in full or in two installments. Additional financial arrangements are to be given
to those who join at the rank of Knight Companion/Dame Companion or higher. If you yourself are having financial difficulty and would like to join the Order, further arrangements can be made on a case-by-case basis.
OATH OF FIDELITY
“I, (name), do solemnly promise and declare that I will bear true allegiance and witness to Christ
and to His Holy Gospel; that I, in my capacity as a (cadet, knight, or dame), will be of loyal and
faithful service to the Holy Orthodox Order of Saint George the Great Martyr as a companion
member; and, to respect and observe its constitution, mission, bylaws, regulations, and customs;
that I shall conduct my whole life in accordance with Christian moral and religious principles,
that I may always be worthy of the honor that is to be bestowed upon me and of the dignity with
which I shall be vested; that I shall never engage in any actions that could disparage the image
and dignity of the Order of which I am to become a lifetime member; and, that I shall respond to
the initiatives and needs of the Order by assisting in its charitable works towards the greater
benefit of the Holy Orthodox Church.
Should I, in the future, ever break and/or seriously violate the preceding promises that I have
solemnly made, I understand that I will be subject to the rules and/or policy concerning
dismissal from the Order, this in accordance with its legitimately constituted authority.”
PERSONAL, PROFESSIONAL, EDUCATIONAL, & CHARITABLE INFORMATION
I, the undersigned declare that the information provided below is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I further authorize the Order to verify the information contained herein. I understand that any personal information provided is for the internal purposes of the Order and that the Order will not sell this information to a third party. In accordance with Common Law, my signature constitutes a legal and binding application agreement.
The Grand Knight is the final authority for granting membership into the Most Meritorious Order
of the Holy Spirit. All applicants for membership need to accept the Order’s chivalric, charitable,
and humanitarian nature; and, if so admitted, pledges to abide by all statutes of the Order and
support the goals of the Order, both in principle and financially.
Members are to always conduct themselves in an exemplary manner, both in their private and
public life as befitting this honor. The applicant further understands that it is expected of them to
pay the annual membership fee and make additional contributions to support both the Order and
its charitable works.
Members are expected to participate as much as possible in the social and charitable life of the
Order, i.e., charity dinners, charity galas, religious services (held in the name of the Order),
investitures, and meetings.
Those applying for membership into the Order cannot have any pending criminal charges or
investigations against them nor have been convicted of a serious crime or misdemeanor,
exclusive of minor infractions.
Please attach to this application a letter of recommendation from your parish pastor indicating
that you are a member in good standing of your parish. If you are applying for membership from
outside of the United States of America, please also include attached to this application a copy of
either your Driver’s License (ID Card), Passport, or Birth Certificate proving your identity.
I, the undersigned, do hereby request petition to join the Most Meritorious Order of the Holy
Spirit as a companion member to the Holy Orthodox Order of Saint George the Great Martyr and
understand fully the requirements asked of me; that I, in my power, will do everything to uphold
the dignity of the Order and support its charitable works; and, that I will always conduct myself
as a person of honor. I further agree to stive for the chivalric virtues of courage, valor, mercy,
and fairness. I also will strive to protect the weak and poor, to be faithful to the Gospel of Christ,
and to champion good against evil.