Membership Application of the Order of the Holy Spirit

PASSAGE FEES, ANNUAL DUES, & FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS

Passage Fee

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
chooses.

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.

Financial Obligations

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.

Please Note:

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 ability and knowledge. I further authorize the Order to verify the information
contained herein. I understand that the Order will not contact any given references without my
prior consent. 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.

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION OF THE MOST MERITORIOUS ORDER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION OF THE MOST MERITORIOUS ORDER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

House Number & Street Name
Unit Number if Applicable
Date of Birth (day/month/year)
Please list any legitimate titles of nobility and of the country they are/were held. Example of titles: Prince/Princess, Duke/Duchess, Marquess/Marchioness, Count/Countess, Viscount/Viscountess, Baron/Baroness, Lord/Lady (if applicable).
Please list your marital status including your spouse’s full legal name and the name and birth date of any children.
Suit Number if applicable
Please list activities and/or interests that you have outside of your professional career.
Please list the name of the school(s), year(s) attended, and degree(s) earned (school/year/degree).
If able, please describe at least two recent examples of your involvement in community service or “hands-on” volunteer work for the dying, the sick, the disadvantaged or for the poor.
If able, please describe at least two recent examples of service you provided to your local parish community or to a Christian-related organization(s).
Are you a member of any other Christian or secular organizations? If so, please list the name of the organization and describe the level of your involvement.
If you would like to leave a comment to the Order or to elaborate on something in the information listed or about other activities and/or interests you may have, please indicate this in the space provided.
If applicable, what would you like to see as your personal involvement and/or commitment in the activities of the Order?
Ranks and Passage Fees for Gentlemen
Please checkoff the rank you wish to enter as. If this category does not pertain to you please checkoff “Not Applicable as I am not a Gentlemen”.
NOTE: The Passage Fee goes towards the annual philanthropic appeal of the Order, the administrative expenses of the Order’s Grand Magistry and towards feeding the homeless.
Ranks and Passage Fees for Ladies
Please checkoff the rank you wish to enter as. If this category does not pertain to you please checkoff “Not Applicable as I am not a Lady”.
NOTE: The Passage Fee goes towards the annual philanthropic appeal of the Order, the administrative expenses of the Order’s Grand Magistry and towards feeding the homeless.
Ranks and Passage Fees for Non-Orthodox Clerical Members
Please checkoff the rank you wish to enter as. If this category does not pertain to you please checkoff “Not Applicable as I am not a member of Clergy”.
NOTE: The Passage Fee goes towards the annual philanthropic appeal of the Order, the administrative expenses of the Order’s Grand Magistry and towards feeding the homeless.
NOTE: Full payment for the passage fee needs to be made within one year of the date of application. Failure to pay the passage fee in its entirety may result in the termination of membership, in which case no reimbursement or compensation for any monies, gifts or services rendered to the Order will be given or returned.

Payment(s) can be made by PayPal through the donate button on this website.

Kindly indicate “Membership Fee” In the memo field.
NOTE: Full payment for the passage fee needs to be made within one year of the date of application. Failure to pay the passage fee in its entirety may result in the termination of membership, in which case no reimbursement or compensation for any monies, gifts or services rendered to the Order will be given or returned.

Payment(s) can be made by Check. Please make Checks payable to: “The Holy Orthodox Order of Saint George the Great Martyr”

Mailed to :

270 Deer Run Trail
Manchester, CT,USA 06042

Kindly indicate “Membership fee” in the memo section of your check.
NOTE: Full payment for the passage fee needs to be made within one year of the date of application. Failure to pay the passage fee in its entirety may result in the termination of membership, in which case no reimbursement or compensation for any monies, gifts or services rendered to the Order will be given or returned.

Payment(s) can be made by Money Order(s). Please make Money Order payable to: “The Holy Orthodox Order of Saint George the Great Martyr”

Mailed to :

270 Deer Run Trail
Manchester, CT,USA 06042

Kindly indicate “Membership fee” in the memo section of your Money Order.

THE HOLY ORTHODOX ORDER OF SAINT GEORGE THE GREAT MARTYR
is a nonprofit tax deductible 501(c)(3) public charity and is fully under the
supreme spiritual care of the Orthodox Church.











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