Ranks and Insignia

Ranks

From the most junior to the most senior the ranks in the Order are:

The Orders old Denomination  

Actual Denomination

Member (MLJ)

Knight/Dame

Officer (OLJ)

Officer

Commander ( CCLJ)

Commander

Commander with Star (CLJ)

Commander with Star

Knight or Dame (KLJ/DLJ)

Grand Officer of II° Rank

Knight or Dame Commander (KCLJ/DCLJ)

Grand Officer of I° Rank

Knight or Dame Grand Cross (GCLJ/DGCLJ)

Grand Cross

Knight or Dame Grand Cross with Grand Collar  (GCCLJ/DGCCLJ)

Grand Cross with Grand Collar

Insignia

Knight - Dame

Knights are wearing the Badge pendant from a chest ribbon - Dames from a ribbon bow

Officer - Dame Officer

Officers are wearing the Badge pendant from a chest ribbon - Dame Officers from a ribbon bow - with a green rosette.

Decoration
MLJ/OLJ/AChLJ

Commander - Dame Commander

Commander - Dame Commander Commanders are wearing the Badge pendant from a necklace - Dame Commanders from a ribbon bow.

Assistant Chaplain

The Assistant Chaplain wears the same Insignia as the Commander.

Commander with Star - Dame Commander with Star

The Commander with Star wear the Badge pendant from a necklace - Dame Commander with Star from a ribbon bow - and the silver Breast Star.

Decoration Plaque
CCLJ/CLJ/ChLJ CLJ/ChLJ

Grand Officer of II Rank

Grand Officers of II Rank wears the Badge with Military Trophy pendant from a necklace and the golden Breast Star.

Dame Grand Officer of II Rank

Dame Grand Officers of II Rankl wear the Badge with wreath of laurel and oak springs from a ribbon bow and the golden Breast Star.

Senior Chaplain

The Senior Chaplain wear the Badge with wreath of laurel and oak springs from a necklace and the golden Breast Star.

Decoration Plaque


KLJ/KCLJ - GCLJ DLJ/DCLJ – DGCLJ
SChLJ
KLJ/KCLJ - GCLJ
DLJ/DCLJ – DGCLJ
SChLJ

Grand Officer of I Rank

Grand Officers of I Rank wear the Badge with Military Trophy pendant from a necklace and the golden Breast Star.

Dame Grand Officer of I Rank

Dame Grand Officers of I Rank wear the Badge with wreath of laurel and oak springs from a ribbon bow and the golden Breast Star.

Chaplain Prelate

Prelate Chaplains wear the Badge with wreath of laurel and oak springs from a Sash (Grand Cordon) and the golden Breast Star.

Note:

The rank of Grand Officer of I° Rank (Dame Grand Officer of I° Rank) is reserved to Heads of Jurisdiction and Grand Secretaires and to those Members of the Order who have not held office, but have served the Order six or more years as Grand Officers of II° Rank (Dame Grand Officers of II° Rank).


Knight Grand Cross

The Grand Cross wears the Badge with Military Trophy from a Sash (Grand Cordon) and the golden Breast Star.  

Dame Grand Cross

The Dame Grand Cross wears the Badge with wreath of laurel and oak springs from a Sash (Grand Cordon) and the golden Breast Star.  

Ecclesiastical Grand Cross Chaplain

The Ecclestical Grand Cross Chaiplans wear the Badge with wreath of laurel and oak springs from a Sash (Grand Cordon) and the golden Breast Star.


Note:

The rank of GrandCross/Dame Grand Cross (GCLJ/DGCLJ) is a mark of highest distinction. This rank is strictly reserved to Heads of State, Prime and State Ministers, Governors, Generals etc., and Members of the Supreme Council, and to Heads of Jurisdiction who have served the Order faithfully. 

The rank of Ecclesiastical Grand Cross (EGCLJ) is reserved to Cardinals, Patriarchs, (Arch)Bishops and Abbots of all Christian denominations.


Knight Grand Cross with Grand Collar/Dame Grand Cross with Grand Collar

for the holder of Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross who has been awarded the Grand Collar of the Order.

Ecclesiastical Grand Cross Chaplain with Grand Collar

for the Ecclestical Grand Cross Chaplain who has received the Grand Collar of the Order


The Grand Collar of the Order

The Grand Collar is a high honour and mark of great distinction and gratitude from the Order. It may be given to Heads of State and Prime Ministers, and to Members of the Supreme Council who have served the Order faithfully and have four or more years on the Council. It is a gift for life.

 


The Chain of Office

The Chain of Office is a badge of Office, worn by Members of the Supreme Council, Grand Secretaries, Heads of Jurisdiction and Chancellors on receipt of a brevet appointing them to that position.


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