Insignia of the Order

On this Page you will find all the Insignia of the Order and their proper uses.

 
 

Full Armorial Bearings of the Order

“Coat of Arms”

The Full Armorial Bearing may only be use for Official Lieutenancy business.

The Coat of Arms are NOT to be used by members of the Order for any reason.


Jerusalem Cross

aka “Crusaders Cross”

“Five wounds Cross”

By ancient tradition, the order uses the arms attributed to the Kingdom of Jerusalem—a gold Jerusalem Cross on a silver/white background—but enamelled with red, the colour of blood, to signify the five wounds of Christ. Use of the symbol is in the 1573 Constitution of the Order. 


 

The Gonfalon (Ensign of the Order)

The Gonfalon is kept in the seat of the Order in Rome. Its’ use is regulated by the Cardinal Grand Master


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Standard of the Lieutenancies

The Standard is kept in the seat of the Lieutenancy. Its’ use is regulated by the Lieutenant.


Standard of the Section

“Vexillum”

The Standard is kept in the seat of the Section. Its’ use is regulated by the President of the Section.

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Our Lady of Persecuted Christians

These icons were blessed and given to all Lieutenants at the conclusion of the Consula 2018.

The Icon will be displayed at all EOHSJ events around the world .


Coat of Arms

Knights and Dames

The Cross of the Order is suspended from the shield with a simple black knot.


Coat of Arms

Knights / Dames Commander

The Cross of the Order is suspended from a black ribbon limited to the base of the shield.


Coat of Arms

Knights / Dames Commander with Star

The Cross of the Order is suspended from a trophy on a black ribbon coming from the sides of the shield.


Coat of Arms

Knights / Dames Grand Cross

The Arms are surrounded with a black ribbon from which is suspended a trophy and the Cross of the Order.


Coat of Arms

Knights / Dames of the Collar

The Arms are impaled with the Arms of the Order to the dexter. Knights of the Collar surround the Arms with the Collar of the Order.


Coat of Arms

Lieutenants, Members of the Grand Magisterium (who not hold the Title of “Knight/Dame of the Collar”)

The Arms are impaled with the Arms of the Order to the dexter. Knights of the Collar surround the Arms with the Collar of the Order.


Ecclesiastical Members

Ecclesiastical Members quarter their Arms with those of the Order.


Coat of Arms

Cardinal Grand Master

The Cardinal Grand Master's Arms are quartered with those of the Order. The Galero and cross of a Cardinal are used, with the Mantle of the Order surmounted with the helm and crest of the Order, and with the relevant external ornaments.


Coat of Arms

Patriarch Grand Prior and the Assessor

The Patriarch Grand Prior and the Assessor bear the Arms of the Order in the chief of his Arms, with the relevant external ornaments.