Subdivisions of the Order

The subdivisions of the Holy Orthodox Order of Saint George the Great Martyr exist to further its goals and objectives. The basic structure of the Order shall be from the lowest authority locally to the highest authority internationally. These structures are: the Chapter, the Commanderie, the National Jurisdiction and the Grand Magistery.

Each Chapter is the most local representation and expression of the Order of Saint George.  It is subject to the jurisdiction of a regional Commanderie and each regional Commanderie is to be subject to a National Jurisdiction. All National Jurisdictions are directly subject to the authority and oversight of the Grand Magistery, with the Sovereign Knight at its head. 

Within a National Jurisdiction the Sovereign Knight has the exclusive and obligatory right to appoint its President. The President of a National Jurisdiction acts not only as the personal representative of the Sovereign Knight within the respective nation in which the Order is established, but due to the honor of the office, is its most senior figure.

The President’s chief responsibility is to ensure that all matters and activities of the National Jurisdiction are properly performed in full accordance with the Order’s Constitution. The President works closely with a Chancellor elected by popular vote who leads in the day-to-day governance of the National Jurisdiction The Chancellor appoints the Officers of the Commanderies. Each Chapter of the Order is headed and chaired by an Officer who is elected by popular vote.