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  • in reply to: HELP NEEDED WITH TRANSLATION OF OF AWARD BOOK #14639
    doc riley
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    Here’s the research: Award Record Card (ARC), Award Book Pages showing his name and name, Serial Number and Date of the Award of the Combat Service Medal Medal for the Defense of Stalingrad and The Medal for Victory Over Germany.

    The ARC front page shows some biographical information of recipient. The back of the ARC shows the Orders and Medals awarded. The Citation lays out the feats and deeds for the recommedation for a particular award. It then has the signatures approving the award or making a different Order or Medal to be awarded.

    :D Doc
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    CITATION PG 2 CLOSE-UP PG 2.jpg
    AWARD BOOK PG 3-4.jpg
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    ARC BACK.jpg
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    in reply to: HELP NEEDED WITH TRANSLATION OF OF AWARD BOOK #14638
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    Doc: The recipient’s name is Iakov Sudorovich Vasilenko. Dick Flory

    Thanks Dick!!! I have the research. I need to get it translated.

    :D Doc

    in reply to: HELP NEEDED WITH TRANSLATION OF OF AWARD BOOK #14636
    doc riley
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    Surname under the signature in the document to understand difficultly: either Васильев, or Васин. Had awards: medals ‘ For Combat service, ‘ Defense of Stalingrad ‘ and ‘ For victory over Germany ‘… Doc, I have not so understood, what you wished to learn?

    I need to know his full name please

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    in reply to: Order of the Red Cross of Constantine #14615
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    For my admittance to the Order of the Red cross of Constantine, my volunteer work at the VA Hospital and my free Service dog Training for my fellow Disabled Veterans was brought to the attention of the Grand Conclave. I was formally Investured as a Knight Companion with the Title Chevalier (Chev.) conferred and the right to use the postnomials KCRCC. The Regalia consists of the Cross on a Red Neck Riband and a Breast Star worn on the left breast. I worked hard for the Order and recommended two men of great character for admittance to the Order. Shortly thereafter, I asked to fill an empty position in the Grand conclave. After discussion I was Installed as the Illustrious Grand Sentinal. This required that I be promoted in rank to Knight Grand Companion with the postnomials KGCRCC. The Regalia includes that the Knight Companion with the addition of a 4" wide, red satin sash with bow and fringe from which is suspended the Crown of Saint constantine and the red and gold crosses. I continue to do my charitable work and keep my eyes open for a man or woman that meets the requirements for admittance to this Order.

    Below is my regalia minus my sword and the Letter Patent and Deed granting my Title, Rank and Postnomials.

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    in reply to: Order of the Red Cross of Constantine #14614
    doc riley
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    Our Sovereign Chivalric Order

    Today, there are many orders in both Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism. Most of these resemble state orders which recognize personal status. Our Sovereign Chivalric Order recognizes actual service and individual contribution to any church, religion, or cause. Status is this order rests solely on an individual’s service or contribution. Simply, the Order recognizes those of good will. Some chivalric orders are of a single class, i.e. all are equally knights and dames. Others are of a hierarchy of classes as in this Chivalric Order.

    The Order’s chivalric award is classified as a decoration. Thus holders of the award can use their respective postnominal.

    There are two categories for all admissions to the Order at the rank of Knight or above, these being: "Category of Grace" and "Category of Justice."

    The Category of Justice is restricted to postulants who have proved hereditary nobility from each of their four grandparents or, when paternal line alone is used, from their paternal great-grandfather.

    Those members who are unable to furnish proof of hereditary nobility will be admitted in the Category of Grace.

    Levels of Honor

    Postulant of the Red Cross of Constantine – The holder is entitled to use the postnominal letters PRCC.

    Knight of the Red Cross of Constantine / Dame of the Red Cross of Constantine – The holder is entitles to use the postnominal letters KRCC.

    Knight Companion of the Red Cross of Constantine / Dame Companion of the Red Cross of Constantine – The holder is entitled to use the postnominal letters KCRCC or DCRCC.

    Knight Grand Companion of the Red Cross of Constantine / Dame Grand Companion of the Red Cross of Constantine – The holder is entitled to use the postnominal letters KGCRCC or DGCRCC.

    Knight of the Holy Sepulcher and Saint John the Evangelist / Dame of the Holy Sepulcher and Saint John the Evangelist – The holder is entitled to use the postnominal letters KHSSJ or DHSSJ.

    Sovereign Prince, Knight Grand Master of the Red Cross of Constantine / Sovereign Princess, Dame Grand Master of the Red Cross of Constantine – The holder is entitled to use the postnominal letters KGMRCC or DGMRCC.

    * * *

    Only authorized members may purchase these items of Regalia, please be advised.

    Please contact the Ambassador’s office for consideration and payment estimations.

    in reply to: Order of the Red Cross of Constantine #14613
    doc riley
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    Official appointment of International control of the Order:

    From: Chevalier Nicolas Laos, The Most Illustrious Sovereign Prince of the Order

    To: Prince, the Chev Dr Marcus A.C.F. Barccani-Dunston

    RE: Jursidiction and Authority

    I appoint you to be the Constantinian Order’s Supreme Authority internationally. I wish you to coordinate other jurisdictions, without of course depriving them of their autonomy. However, it is my wish that you should be the first among equals.

    in reply to: Order of the Red Cross of Constantine #14612
    doc riley
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    "Changing of the Guard" in the Western hemisphere

    THE SOVEREIGN JURISDICTION OF AMERICA OF THE SOVEREIGN CHRISTIAN ORTHODOX UNITED ORDER OF THE RED CROSS OF CONSTANTINE AND THE ORDERS OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER AND SAINT JOHN THE EVANGELIST

    TO: HSH The Sovereign Prince of the Sovereign Christian Orthodox United Order of the Red Cross of Constantine and the Orders of the Holy Sepulcher and St John the Evangelist for the Sovereign Jurisdiction of the Order in America and the Western Hemisphere,

    Prince, the Chev Dr Marcus A.C.F. Barccani-Dunston

    Decree of Implementation

    A Decree Motu Proprio (on his own impulse) of the Sovereign Prince

    We, Chevalier Nicolas Laos, The Most Illustrious Sovereign Prince of THE SOVEREIGN CHRISTIAN ORTHODOX UNITED ORDER OF THE RED CROSS OF CONSTANTINE AND THE ORDERS OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER AND SAINT JOHN THE EVANGELIST do, by these Presents, Establish, Ordain, and Decree the following Articles, Bylaws, and Constitutional Charter of the said Sovereign Jurisdiction given at, under Our Sign, seal and Manual, on this day of 18 November 2008 A.D. We (Prince Nicolas Laos,) have decided to resign from our authority of America and declare you (Prince, the Chev Dr Marcus A.C.F. Barccani-Dunston) as the Sovereign Prince of the Sovereign Jurisdiction of America of our Constantinian Order. The Jurisdiction is completely in your own hands, according to the Charter we are attaching herewith. You will receive this Charter signed and sealed by post within the next few days. May God help you. You may manage the Order in the Americas according to your own ethos and prepare your own website. We, Chevalier Nicolas Laos, therefore resign from any control and administration over this Sovereign Jurisdiction.

    in reply to: Order of the Red Cross of Constantine #14611
    doc riley
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    All Petitioners must pledge themselves to the Niceen Creed:

    The Nicene Creed

    I believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.
    And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages. Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten, not created, of one essence with the Father, through whom all things were made.
    For us and for our salvation, He came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became man.
    He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and He suffered and was buried.
    On the third day He rose according to the Scriptures.
    He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
    He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead. His kingdom will have no end.
    And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father, who together with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, who spoke through the prophets.
    In one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.
    I acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
    I expect the resurrection of the dead.
    And the life of the age to come.

    Amen

    in reply to: Order of the Red Cross of Constantine #14610
    doc riley
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    We are a Sovereign Orthodox Christian Constantinian Order of Chivalry and are officially recognized by both The Most Reverend Metropolitan +Daniel of Mexico and All Latin America, Archbishop +Daniel de Jesús Ruiz Flores, Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church – Canonical and by the ArchBishop of Saranda, the Holy Orthodox Church of Epirus.

    We operate under the auspices of The Most Reverend Metropolitan +Daniel of Mexico and All Latin America, Archbishop +Daniel de Jesús Ruiz Flores, Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church – Canonical supported by the Archbishop of Saranda in partibus infidelium, the Holy Orthodox Church of Epirus.
    All upholders of the Orthodox Christian faith who are of exemplary life are permitted to join the Order in one of its categories of membership. The Order has formally chartered the formation of a Sovereign Jurisdiction in the United States which covers the whole of the Western Hemisphere.
    We uphold the Orthodox Christian Faith and the virtues and ideals of Chivalric Knighthood of a Christian Orthodox Constantinian Order of Chivalry. Furthermore, the Order fosters improved understanding among all Christian Churches.
    The Order is an active organization. Membership requires individuals to support actively to the best of their ability in word and deed the good and charitable work of the Order. Members are not required to contribute any fees to the Order. On this web site you will find information about the Order and details of how to petition for membership.
    Please be aware that our Order is a Confraternal Order; we do not in any way purport to sell noble or royal titles, nor do we offer hereditary titles!
    If you have any questions or wish to petition for membership, please feel free to contact the Sovereign Prince of the Order via the Ambassador to the United States of this Sovereign Orthodox Christian Order of St. Constantine: info@stconstantineorder.com<info@stconstantineorder.com>;

    Link to Official website of the Order: http://www.dubsarhouse.com/fraternal_or … _orcc.html

    in reply to: Order of the Red Cross of Constantine #14598
    doc riley
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    In spite of ignorant posting in Wikipedia, there is NO connection with Masonry. I had to edit the Wiki page. They didn’t even have the correct images of the regalia. That’s what I don’t like about this "source" of information. Many times it is completely wrong.

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    in reply to: Order of the Red Cross of Constantine #14597
    doc riley
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    A Brief History of Emperor Constantine

    It is believed that chivalry began with the Emperor Constantine in the fourth century. The Emperor faced a battle with Manentius. On October 28, 312 A.D., just before the battle he had a divinely inspired vision of a flaming cross in the heavens with an inscription in hoc signo vinces (in this sign you will conquer). Subsequently, he had a new imperial standard made in this design as it was carried into battle and guarded by fifty elite solders called the Praepositi Laberorum. Constantine was victorious under this sign, and the first Christian empire of Byzantium was founded. The fifty warriors were organized into a Sacred Knightly Guard, called Torquati (Golden Knights) and Perfectissimi (Most Perfect Knights). Thus, it is believed, was formed the first knightly or chivalric order.

    The idea of knighthood and chivalry particularly flourished after the first millennium as part of the development of feudal states. It grew into a contract between the Lord of an area and chosen trained warriors. In this mutually beneficial contract the knight acquired status and land in return for service to his lord. These services included military support as well as service as police and social worker for the local area. The basic ethical code of chivalry stressed justice and care for the needy and the defenseless. Services to a local lord and to the church grew up at the same time. The Crusades began as church related orders simply protected and cared for pilgrims to the Holy Land. These orders later on also became involved in major wars surrounding the Holy Land.

    The Historic Orthodox Christian Chivalric Ideal

    There was always a chivalric idealistic element in knighthood. Today, there are more orders, knights and dames than there ever had been in the past. This is partly because of the growth in population. Partly also, because over time the military, warlike element has faded and disappeared leaving the idealistic element as supreme. Also, what was formerly male dominated has shifted to the point that chivalric orders are now equally for males and females. A further development of different kinds of orders has also taken place. There are dynastic orders, which are awarded to recognize supporters of a given dynasty, such as Britain’s Royal Victorian Order.

    The most common type of knightly orders are essentially recognition given by a state for some noteworthy contribution to the state, such as Britain’s Order of the Bath or the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. The purpose of these state orders is to recognize people seen as being superior and noble per se. Then there is a smaller number of chivalric orders which rest on some kind of service. Here service itself is recognized as noble.

    Our Sovereign Chivalric Order

    Today, there are many orders in both Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism. Most of these resemble state orders which recognize personal status. Our Sovereign Chivalric Order recognizes actual service and individual contribution to any church, religion, or cause. Status is this order rests solely on an individual’s service or contribution. Simply, the Order recognizes those of good will. Some chivalric orders are of a single class, i.e. all are equally knights and dames. Others are of a hierarchy of classes as in this Chivalric Order.

    The Order’s chivalric award is classified as a decoration. Thus holders of the award can use their respective postnominal.

    There are two categories for all admissions to the Order at the rank of Knight or above, these being: "Category of Grace" and "Category of Justice."

    The Category of Justice is restricted to postulants who have proved hereditary nobility from each of their four grandparents or, when paternal line alone is used, from their paternal great-grandfather.

    Those members who are unable to furnish proof of hereditary nobility will be admitted in the Category of Grace.

    Levels of Honor
    Postulant of the Red Cross of Constantine – The holder is entitled to use the postnominal letters PRCC.

    Knight of the Red Cross of Constantine / Dame of the Red Cross of Constantine – The holder is entitles to use the postnominal letters KRCC.

    Knight Companion of the Red Cross of Constantine / Dame Companion of the Red Cross of Constantine – The holder is entitled to use the postnominal letters KCRCC or DCRCC.

    Knight Grand Companion of the Red Cross of Constantine / Dame Grand Companion of the Red Cross of Constantine – The holder is entitled to use the postnominal letters KGCRCC or DGCRCC.

    Knight of the Holy Sepulcher and Saint John the Evangelist / Dame of the Holy Sepulcher and Saint John the Evangelist – The holder is entitled to use the postnominal letters KHSSJ or DHSSJ.

    Sovereign Prince, Knight Grand Master of the Red Cross of Constantine / Sovereign Princess, Dame Grand Master of the Red Cross of Constantine – The holder is entitled to use the postnominal letters KGMRCC or DGMRCC.

    :D Doc

    in reply to: Order of the Red Cross of Constantine #14594
    doc riley
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    I have a lot to scan. I’m trying to post the pertinate information of this Order. As an Orthodox or any Christian Order, there is a lot of Biblical Scripture to go through to find the information that will properly explain this Order.

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    in reply to: Order of the Red Cross of Constantine #14580
    doc riley
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    Codes of Chivalry

    Many different codes of chivalry have been set down; most contain the
    following eight issues: (a)Thou shalt defend the Church. (b)Thou shalt respect
    all weaknesses, and shalt constitute thyself the defender of them. (c)Thou
    shalt love the country in which thou wast born. (d) Thou shalt not recoil before
    thine enemy. (e)Thou shalt perform scrupulously thy feudal duties, if they be
    not contrary to the laws of God. (f)Thou shalt never lie, and shalt remain
    faithful to thy pledged word. (g) Thou shalt be generous, and give largess to
    everyone. (h) Thou shalt be everywhere and always the champion of the Right
    and the Good against Injustice and Evil.

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    in reply to: Order of the Red Cross of Constantine #14578
    doc riley
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    In both the Occidental and Oriental historic tradition, the ancient legislation and Canons agree to recognize today that all bishops, of whatever rank (bishop, archbishop, metropolitan, patriarch), hold the powers of "jus honorum" at various degrees depending on the episcopal see. As "fons honorum" (source of honorsj.:a Christian bishop, stemming from alegitimateapostolic line, can give decorations and honorary distinctions to deserving persons and may award to clerics title of honorary or titular positions. Additionally, he may grant knighthood or create new Chivalric Orders."

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    in reply to: My Monthly Medal Displays #14579
    doc riley
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    Last month, June 2011, I displayed my People’s Republic of Poland Order of Virtuti Militari Cased collection, which is the equivalent of the USA’s Medal of Honor or Britain’s Victoria Cross. There are two 4th Clas medals. One from the Moscow Mint and the other plus the 4th Class made in 1950.

    :D Doc
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    Monthly Display July 2011 Polish VM and Group to Soviet Nurse 1.jpg
    Monthly Display July 2011 Polish VM Grand Cross Breast Star_ 2nd -5th Class Cased 2.jpg

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