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The Knights of God Apostolic archives are here for your convenience to search through and/or remind you of important things that were mentioned on other pages in earlier websites designs. The information and pictures here are for your references, information, and knowledge.

Pope Francis

Here is a picture to the right of Pope Francis and His Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople Successor of St. Andrew

Churches in Communion

The Catholic Apostolic Orthodox Jerusalemite rite Church.

Communion of Autocephalous Ecclesiastical Jerusalemite and Primitive.(Holy Throne Primate) (+Alexander Maia, "Alexander I" current Primate)

Blogs and Uneducated or Misinformed Individuals

There is some chatter out there regarding orders of chivalry, certain royals, etc. We have noticed that the comments indicate ignorance. Certain individuals do not understand the legal significance of "de jure" royal claims under international law. They do not understand the rights of those with bloodlines of the former reigning houses of Europe, Russia and the Byzantine Empire.

Pope Francis and His Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinple Some of these same ignorant individuals make incorrect statements about the independent Orthodox and Catholic Churches. They do not understand the difference between church governance and validity of Holy Orders in those churches. The Roman Catholic Church holds to indelibility of Holy Orders. That means that even if a bishop is excommunicated, he still is a bishop with effective powers of Orders. He can ordain other bishops and priests. They will be considered valid. They do not recognize their right to govern the churches that they develop. Nevertheless, in Rome's eyes they are valid priests and bishops!

The Eastern Orthodox do not have this view. Many Greek Orthodox would say that the Roman Catholic Church is not even valid!! (So much for that opinion.)

The Independent Catholics, Old Catholics, Western Orthodox/Orthodox Catholics, Anglicans,etc. take the Roman view of validity. None--not even the archbishop of Canterbury--is considered an adequate governor of his church by Rome. (Nevertheless, most Anglicans are considered quite valid.) Old Catholics are definitely considered valid. Orthodox are considered valid--yes, even break off "independent" Orthodox.

Churches like ours have all of these lines of Apostolic Succession. Thus, we are considered valid. We do not care about their attitudes regarding our governance--they do not agree between themselves either! Rome might say that Orthodox can govern themselves, but the Greek Orthodox will not say Rome does!!

Anointing With Holy Chrism by the Metropolitan

The Anointing with Holy Chrism is purely a spiritual church act. No crown is presented. It is only a church act of apostolic blessing for the grandmasters who support the morality common to the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and other decent churches of the apostolic succession.

Coronation Anointing is solely a religious rite and remains within the ecclesiastic jurisdiction of the Spanish Orthodox Church EACS and the Metropolitan Archdiocese.

Prior to the administration of the anointing with Holy Chrism, the grandmaster pledges to support and promote the morality common to the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches. The vow is taken with the hand on the Bible.

For more information on knighthood:

See our Third Order of the Lion of Styria at Order of the Lion of Styria. This is an ecumenical Apostolic Order of Chivalry under our jurisdiction.

Bishop Matt Konopka, Bishop John Allen, Patriarch Georgus Alexis I (+George Bussman), Archbishop Miguel Desoto, Father Ron Findlay
from left to right:
the Late Bishop Matt Konopka
Bishop John Allen
the Late Patriarch Georgus Alexis I (+George Bussman), Grand Prior
the Late Archbishop Miguel Desoto, Grand Prior
the Late Father Ron Findlay

Announcements:

The Metropolitan Archdiocese Bulletin 9/12/10 SOC EACS

Karel Vorster Email - Clearly Brother Karel knew that the SOC was not under Rome and was a separate organization as this email indicates from 2010. We believe that he is upset because he was not ordained. He never completed seminary. He was also trying to get a Roman Catholic deacon to join us!

+++David Leon