Order of Saints George & Olga
The Order of Saints George and Olga is
a religious-dynastic order of the Patriarchal Household of the Stato
Pontificio Romano (Pontifical Roman State) given to gentlemen and
ladies of high rank or office in recognition for significant service to
the mission of Rome or the Pontifical Household. The order is
subdivided into two divisions, one exclusively for gentlemen and the
other exclusively for ladies. By statute, the gentlemen's division is
under the leadership of the Grand Master, the Papa-Prince of the
Romans, while the ladies' division is under the leadership of the
Grand Mistress, the Princess of the Romans. Admission to each division
is at the discretion of the Grand Master or Grand Mistress
respectively. The order is generally only conferred upon nobles of the
rank of Baron and above and General officers and its civil
equivalent. It ranks
immediately after the Pontifical Order of the Eagle. Membership also
confers nobility ad vitam.
Saint Olga was Grand Princess consort of Kiev and ruled the Old Russian State (Kievan
Rus') as Regent on behalf of her son after her husband was assassinated.
She is highly regarded for her efforts to spread the Catholic faith in
her territory, which culminated in her grandson, Saint Vladimir the
Great, making the Christian faith the official religion. She is also an
ancestress of several royal and noble houses in Central and Western
Europe, including the French Capetian and Bourbon dynasties.
Nota Bene: These orders are given exclusively by the
Anglican Patriarchate, Stato Pontificio as historic orders of the Stato
Pontificio. H.H.E. the Papa-Prince of Rome holds the exclusive right to
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The Anglican Patriarchate (Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church) is an ecclesiastical sovereignty by right of Rome with an independent government in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Additionally, we descend from the See of Utrecht, which was granted autonomy in 1145 by Pope Eugene III and confirmed in 1520 by Pope Saint Leo X in the Bull Debitum Pastoralis, this right becoming known as the Leonine Privilege. As the sole successor of Pope Saint Leo X and temporal successor of St. Peter the Apostle in Italy and Britain, the Patriarchate is fully Catholic and holds the same canonical authority as the Roman Communion (Vatican). The Patriarchate is the ecclesiastical successor to temporal Rome, the temporal patrimony of the Roman Empire claimed historically by right of the papacy. The succession passed to the Patriarchate after Benedict XVI by right of Rome and Florence, with the Papa-Prince of Rome with papal authority as temporal successor of St. Peter, and the Pope-Bishop of Rome as spiritual successor of St. Peter and de facto sovereign of the Vatican City-State. Although administratively independent, the Apostolic See of the Patriarchate embraces as brethren other Catholic and Anglican bodies, such as the current Roman Communion (commonly referred to as the Roman Catholic Church), the Anglican Ordinariate, and the Anglican Communion. The New Roman Communion is defined as the Anglican Patriarchate and the churches of all Bishops recognised by the Apostolic See.