MUST BE NOMINATED:

A woman who was nominated, approved by the Sovereign and Royal House of Cappadocia, and dubbed by the Prince Grand Master or his duly appointed Deputy Grand Master with a scepter a Dame. Ladies are entitled to be known henceforth socially as “Lady or Dame” and are bestowed with an embroidered cape, scepter, certificate, rights, decorations, and accouterments.

Advanced Grades are as follows: Dame Commander, Dame Grand Cross, and Dame Grand Cross with Plaque.
NOBILITY: A woman who by Merit (or Birth has been) bestowed by the Sovereign and Royal House of Cappadocia with a Noble Title of Baroness, Viscountess, Countess, Marchioness, Duchess, or Princess

St Helen (250-330AD) was the mother of Constantine the Great, Emperor of the Roman Empire. She converted to Christianity, at the age of 60 years, due to her son’s strong belief in Christianity, and she performed virtually uncountable amazing works.

  • She traveled toPalestine in search of the True Cross. Jerusalem was still being rebuilt following the destruction caused by Emperor Hadrian. He had built a temple over the site of Jesus’s tomb near Calvary. St Helen ordered that temple torn down and chose a site to begin excavating, which led to the recovery of three different crosses. She performed a test by having a woman who was near death brought to her. She asked the woman to touch the 3 crosses. When the woman touched the 1stand 2ndcrosses, her condition did not change, but when she touched the 3rdand final cross, she suddenly fully recovered. Helen declared the 3rdcross to be the True Cross.
  • It is also believed that Helen found the nails of the crucifixion. To use their miraculous power to aid her son, she allegedly had one placed in Constantine’s helmet, and another in the bridle of his horse.
  • Medieval legend claim that St Helen searched for, discovered and brought the Holy Stairs from Jerusalem to Rome. According to the Catholic tradition, they are the steps leading up to the praetorian of Pontius Pilate in Jerusalem on which Jesus Christ stepped on his way to trial during the events known as the Passion.
  • She performed many charitable works and directed the building of more than 80 churches, including in Bethlehem, at the birthplace of Christ; on the Mount of Olives where the Lord ascended to Heaven; and at Gethsemane where the Savior prayed before His sufferings.
  • Because of her alleged discovery of the Cross,serving the homeless,establishing relief agencies for the poor,aiding the infirmed, building churches, recovering relics and restoring shrines, St Helen is revered as a saint by the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox, the Roman Catholic, and the Anglican Communion, as well as being commemorated by the Lutheran Church.
  • Both Emperor Constantine the Great and his mother, Empress Helen, achieved sainthood through the Roman Catholic Church.

SAINT CONSTANTINE THE GREAT

KNIGHT (“Sir): A gentleman who was nominated, approved by the Sovereign and Royal House of Cappadocia and knighted by the Prince Grand Master or his duly appointed Deputy Grand Master, in time-honored tradition by the sword. Knights are entitled to be known henceforth socially as “Sir” and are bestowed with a sword, rights, decorations, and accouterments.
Advanced Grades are as follows: Knight Commander, Knight Grand Cross, and Knight Grand Cross with Plaque.

NOBILITY: A gentleman, who by Merit (or Birth has been) bestowed by the Sovereign and Royal House of Cappadocia with a Noble Title of Baroness; Viscount, Earl/Count, Marquess, Duke; or Prince.

DAME (“Lady”): A woman who was nominated, approved by the Sovereign and Royal House of Cappadocia, and dubbed by the Prince Grand Master or his duly appointed Deputy Grand Master with a scepter a Dame. Ladies are entitled to be known henceforth socially as “Lady or Dame” and are bestowed with a scepter, rights, decorations, and accouterments.
Advanced Grades are as follows: Dame Commander, Dame Grand Cross, and Dame Grand Cross with Plaque.

NOBILITY: A woman who by Merit (or Birth has been) bestowed by the Sovereign and Royal House of Cappadocia with a Noble Title of Baroness, Viscountess, Countess, Marchioness, Duchess, or Princess.