His Serene Excellency Sovereign Knight Konstantine, (né Ernest Christopher Pandolfi), was born on the morning of August 30th, 1989. Konstantine’s formative years were spent with his loving paternal grandparents who, after the separation of his parents at the age of three, helped to raise both him and his elder sister Sabrina.
Konstantine’s childhood was spent mainly in his hometown of Cromwell, Connecticut, USA and at the shoreline town of Essex, Connecticut where both he and his sister spent many memorable summers with his grandparents. During this time, the Sovereign Knight learned such things as how to swim, sail a sailboat, fish, water ski and appreciate all the wonders that are in this world created by God.
Konstantine was educated in the Cromwell school system from which he graduated. The Sovereign Knight went on to study Liberal Arts and Sciences at Manchester Community College where he received his Associates Degree. After receiving his degree, Konstantine continued on to study Political Science, focusing his field of study in the areas of diplomacy, international law and human rights.
His Serene Excellency married the love of his life, Persida Cenko, on the 6th of September 2015 at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George in Hartford, Connecticut. Konstantine was introduced to Persida by the lead Cantor of the Cathedral, Mr. Kostantinos Fas.
Authorities and Responsibilities of the Sovereign Knight:
The Sovereign Knight is the supreme sovereign head of the Order and its most senior representative; he may delegate in such manner as he deems fit any of his powers or authority for the day-to-day operation of the Order to any member of the Order as he may specify. The Sovereign Knight has the exclusive right to issue Magisterial Decrees to carry out his responsibilities or the governance of the Order as a whole.
The Sovereign Knight convenes and presides over the Grand Magisterial Council; he issues legislative measures together with the Grand Magisterial Council not covered by the constitution of the Order; he signs and promulgates all documents drafted by the Grand Magisterial Council; he casts the deciding vote in the event of a tie in the Grand Magisterial Council; the Sovereign Knight maintains veto authority within the Grand Magisterial Council. He expels any member of the Order regardless of Office, Decoration or Rank upon the advice of the Grand Magisterial Council.
The Sovereign Knight is the sole authority for appointing all Offices, Decorations and Ranks of the Order; He may remove by magisterial decree any Office, Decoration or Rank, excluding the admitting Rank of Brother/Sister. He promulgates government acts, helps manage Common Treasury assets and ratifies international agreements. He establishes National Jurisdictions upon the advice of the Grand Chancellor; he appoints the Presidents of the National Jurisdictions. The Sovereign Knight summons the General Assembly and signs and seals all documents of reception into the Order.