GENERAL ORDER OF PRECEDENCE IN THE UNITED ROMAN-RUTHENIAN CHURCH

Colours 
Red: Clergy
Purple: Nobility
Blue: Chivalric Orders
Green: Pontifical Court (positions that may be held by laity)
Blue-Green: Pontifical Curia (positions that may be held by laity)
Black: Pontifical Walsingham Guard

(Click here for a summary of protocol and forms of address in the Church.)


The Prince-Bishop of Rome-Ruthenia
The Apostolic Princess of Rome-Ruthenia
The Coadjutor of the Apostolic See of Saints Stephen and Mark
Emperors
Kings
Patriarchs and Catholicoi
Cardinals
Grand Dukes of Rome of the Blood
Grand Dukes of Rome (Electoral)
Pontifical Electoral Bishops
Pontifical Electoral Clerics

Grand Dukes


Prelates di Fiocchetto
 Governor-General of the Pontifical Imperial State
Arch-Chancellor of the Apostolic
See of Sts. Stephen and Mark
Prefect of Faith and Doctrine
Elemosiniere Segreto (Private Almoner)
Treasurer of the Patriarchal Curia
First Archdeacon of the Apostolic See of Sts. Stephen and Mark
Prefect-General of the Stato Pontificio (if a cleric)
Pontifical Maggiordomo (if a cleric)


Princes of Electoral Rank
Dukes (sovereign)
Princes (sovereign)
Bailiff Knights of Christ of the Pontifical Order of the Eagle
Imperial, Royal, or Serene Princes (non-sovereign)
Grand Commanders of the Order of Sts. George and Olga
Prefect-General (if not a cleric)
Primates
Metropolitan Archbishops
Dukes (non-sovereign)
Prefect of Faith and Doctrine (Chief Judge of the Supreme Holy Office)
Vicar General of the Apostolic See of Sts. Stephen and Mark
Capitular Archbishops and titular Archbishops
Judges of the Supreme Holy Office
Associate Judges of the Supreme Holy Office
Marquis and Margraves
Knights Grand Cross of the Order of Sts. Anne and Alexander Nevsky
Bailiff Knights of the Golden Spur of the Pontifical Order of the Eagle
Bailiffs of the Pontifical Order of the Eagle
Parafrenieri (Grooms)
Counts Palatine
Counts
Bishops Ordinary
Capitular Bishops
Viscounts
Auxiliary and titular Bishops
Barons
Prefect of the Patriarchal Penitentiary
Prefect of the Florentine Rota
Deans ad Honorem of the Patriarchal Chapter
Judges of the Patriarchal Penitentiary
Auditors of the Florentine Rota
Archpriest of a Patriarchal Major Basilica
Canons of the Patriarchal Chapter (in order of grade)
Deans and C
anons of Patriarchal Minor Basilicas
Pontifical Majordomo (If not a cleric)
 Master of the Chamber
Pontifical Chamberlains
Auditor
Secretary of the Pontifical Household
Coppiere
Pontifical Nunzios
Knights Grand Cross of the Pontifical Order of the Eagle
Knights Grand Cross of St. Pius IX
Knights Grand Cross of St. Gregory the Great
Knights Grand Cross of St. Sylvester
Knights Grand Cross of the Pontifical States
Lieutenant Generals and Vice Admirals of the Pontifical Walsingham Guard
Lieutenant Field Marshals and Rear Admirals of the Pontifical Walsingham Guard
Major Generals and Vice Admirals of the Pontifical Walsingham Guard
Knights of Honour of Sts. Anne and Alexander Nevsky
Knights of Sts. George and Olga
Division Chiefs and Commandants of the Pontifical Walsingham Guard
Nobles in Service at the Patriarchal Throne
Colonels of the
Pontifical Walsingham Guard and Captains of the Naval Guard
(Those from from here (Colonel/Captain) and above in the order
of precedence are entitled to the style of Excellency unless another style is appointed.)


Master of the Pontifical Palace
Archiatra of H.H.
Chamberlains of Honour
Pontifical Delegates
Prefect of the Liturgy
Prefect of Education
Chancellor of the Pontifical Court
Deputy Chancellor of the Pontifical Court
Judicial Vicar
Secretary of the Patriarchal Curia
Masters of the Virga Rubea
Cavallerizzo Maggiore (Master of the Horse)
Maestro Generale delle Poste (Postmaster-General of the Patriarchate)
Noble Companions of the Noble Company of St. Mary of Walsingham
Nobles of the Nobile Anticamera Segreta
Untitled Nobles

Knights Grand Officer of St. Pius IX
Knights Grand Officer of St. Gregory the Great
Knights Grand Officer of St. Sylvester
Commanders of the Pontifical Order of the Eagle
Commanders of St. Pius IX
Commanders of St. Gregory the Great
Commanders of St. Sylvester
Commanders of the Order of the Pontifical States
Companions of the Pontifical Order of Merit
Deputy Prefects of the Patriarchal Curia
Knights Officer of St. Pius IX
Knights Officer of St. Gregory the Great
Knights Officer of St. Sylvester
Foriere Maggiore
Guardroba
Sotto-Guardaroba
Prefectural Vicars of the Patriarchal Curia
Chancellors of the Prefectures of the Patriarchal Curia
Vice Chancellors of the Prefectures of the Patriarchal Curia
Knights of the Pontifical Order of the Eagle
Knights of St. Pius IX
Knights of St. Gregory the Great
Knights of St. Sylvester
Knights of the Order of the Pontifical States
Pontifical Knights Bachelor
Private Chaplains of His Holiness
Train Bearers
Mace Bearers
Pontifical Cursors 

Chief Bussolante (Chief Usher)
Serving Companions of the Noble Company of St. Mary of Walsingham
Private Chaplains of Honour of His Holiness
Captains of the Pontifical Walsingham Guard and Senior Lieutenants of the Naval Guard
Lieutenants of the Pontifical Walsingham Guard
Functionaries of Curial Prefectures in Predecence by Prefecture and its internal protocol
Bussolanti (Ushers)

Scopatori Segreti (Private Attendant)
Assistants of the Household
Facchini (Porters)
Metropolitan Prelates
Diocesan Prelates
Rectors and Priests-in-Charge
Priests
Deacons
Sub-Deacons
Clerics





 

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