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Chapter 9 - Other Banners, Ensigns and Seals

   

9.1 OTHER BANNERS, ENSIGNS, PINSIL AND STANDARD OF THE ORDER
    
a. The Banners of Jurisdictions are: The banner of the Order, differenced with an appropriate device in the dexter chief canton. Such devices must be approved by the Judge of Arms of the Order.
   
b. The Ensigns of the Order are: Argent the full arms of the Order, golden fringed for members of the Supreme Council, silver fringed for Heads of national Jurisdictions, unfringed for all other officers of the Order.
 
c. The Pinsil of the Order is: Argent with the arms of the Order in the center.
   
d. The Standard of the Order is: in the hoist, argent a cross vert: in the fly, argent semee of crosses of eight beatitudes vert, two bands azure bearing the motto "Atavis et Armis".
   
e. All Banners and Ensigns used within the Order must be registered at the office of the Judge of Arms of the Order. 
   
 

Banner of a Jurisdiction (Malta)

Standard of the Order

  

9.2 SEALS USED WITHIN THE ORDER 

   
a. The Privy Seals of the Grand Master and of the Coadjutor are:
The full personal arms of the Grand Master or of the Coadjutor, encircled by the inscription "The Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem" and "Grand Master" or "Coadjutor", all written in one of the official languages of the Order.
   

b. The Seals of the members of the Supreme Council and of the Grand Secretaries are:
The cross of eight points encircled by the Collar of the Order, all encircled by the inscription "The Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem" and the office or function of the bearer in one of the official languages of the Order.
  
c. The Seals of Jurisdictions are:  
  
The arms of the Order encircled by the inscription "The Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem", the name of the Jurisdiction and the office or function of the bearer, all either in one of the official languages of the Order or in the language spoken in the country of the jurisdiction. Only Heads of Jurisdictions (e.g. Grand Priors, Grand Bailiffs, Priors, Bailiffs, Commanders, Delegates, Hereditary Commanders), their acting deputies and Chancellors are entitled to use such seals.
  
d. All seals used within the Order must be registered at the office of the Judge of Arms of the Order.
  

Chapter 10 - Uniforms of the Order

   

10.1 GENERAL RULES

  
a. Whilst the purchase and wearing of uniforms is optional, the wearing of Church Capes (Mantles) and appropriate insignia is a requirement at Investitures and Patronal Services. 
  
b. Since the Order is world wide and international with Members belonging to various nationalities and having some differing customs in dress, certain flexibility must be allowed and therefore alterations, in minor details or design are permitted, provided that all Members in a national Jurisdiction wear the same design in dress. 
   
c. The uniforms of the Order for gentlemen are:  
 
  • Full Dress
  • Dress Uniform
  • Evening Uniform or Mess Dress
  • Church Cape (Mantle)
   
d. On all formal occasions ladies are expected to wear long black dress with full sleeves, with a Mantilla and comb.
   
e. Military or other national uniforms may replace the uniforms of the Order and be worn at all ceremonial events.

10.2 TYPES OF UNIFORMS

  

Full Dress Uniform

Dress Uniform

Evening Uniform

Evening Uniform

   
a. Full Dress Uniform: Whilst this uniform may be worn by all Members, by custom it is the former standard dress of the Spanish Jurisdiction. Details from Prior of Spain.
  
b. Dress Uniform: White tunic, cut in single-breasted military style, with dark green facings and dark green cuffs (4" wide all round the sleeve), gold shoulder straps. Four large buttons and three small on each sleeve, worn over a white shirt with black knot tie.
  
c. Evening Uniform (or Mess Kit): Dark rifle green Mess-Jacket ("Monkey jacket"), white facing (lapels), shoulder straps in green, edged with gold, black waistcoat with three gilt buttons, worn over a white shirt with black bow tie. Six large gilt buttons and two small on each sleeve of the jacket.
  
d. Trousers for the uniforms mentioned before: Overalls (i.e. tight military cavalry type trousers) or trousers, black, with gold stripe, 1ľ" wide (black evening trousers may be worn).
e. Spurs: When Overalls are worn, Golden spurs may be worn.
  
f. Scottish Members of the Order may wear full Highland dress in lieu of uniforms mentioned above.
    
g. Sword: When worn, is a Court Sword, or, where appropriate, a Highland Broadsword with Crosspiece on occasions of religious or indoor ceremonial nature, otherwise with Basket-hilt lines in the colours of the Order of green and white and with a green sword-knot.
   
h. Head Dress: Black cocked hat, with feathers for Grand Officers and Heads of Jurisdictions. A green Beret with a green enamel cross of the Order may be worn with the Evening Uniform.
  
i. Belt and Sword: The wearing of the belt and sword with the Full Dress Uniform is obligatory but optional with the Dress Uniform. The belt and sword will not be worn with the Evening Uniform.
   
j. Buttons and Badges: The buttons and badges of rank used on the uniforms shall be of the design approved for the whole Order. 
  

10.3 CHURCH CAPE  (MANTLE)

  
Church Cape (or Mantle): Black, lined with green silk, green cross embroidered on left shoulder, edged with gold, secured with gilt clasp and chain, and three buttons.  
  

10.4 THE WEARING OF DIFFERENT UNIFORM

   
a. The Full Dress or Dress Uniform is worn at all occasions when the Grand Master is present and on all ceremonial occasions (e.g. Investitures, etc.) of the Order. It may also be worn at official functions at which the Order is officially represented.
  
b. The Evening Uniform is worn at the functions of the Order held after sunset.
  
c. Full Dress or Dress Uniform and Evening Uniform are equal to white or black tie; after sunset also a Dinner Jacket may be worn.
  
d. The Church Cape (or Mantle) is worn on church occasions, processions, lnvestitures, funerals of Members, etc., at which the Order is officially represented. lt may be worn over the uniform or civilian dress.
  

10.5 SHOULDER EPAULETTES

  
a. Shoulder epaulettes shall be worn by Members while in the uniform of the Order: As used in this section, the term "cross" shall refer to the green cross of eight points. The crosses shall be of enameled metal in a size prescribed by the Grand Master. 
  
b. The following shoulder epaulettes must be used:
  
  • Member: Silver epaulette with the initials "SL" and one button.
  • Officer: Silver epaulette with one green cross, the initials "SL" and one button.
  • Commander: Silver epaulette with two green crosses, the initials "SL" and one button.'
  • Knight: Gold epaulette with one green cross, the initials "SL" and one button. Also for Knight Commander.
  • Knight Grand Cross: Gold epaulette with two green crosses, the initials "SL" and one button.
  • Head of Jurisdiction: Gold epaulette with three green crosses, the initials "SL" and one button.
  • Members of the Supreme Council: Gold epaulette, one crown, the initials "SL" and one button.
  • Grand Chancellor; Grand Referendary: Gold epaulette, one crown, one green cross and one button.
  • Grand Commander, President of the Supreme Council: Gold epaulette, one crown, two green crosses and one button.
  • Coadjutor: Gold epaulette, one crown, three green crosses and one button.
  • Grand Master: Gold epaulette, one crown, four green crosses and one button.
  
c. Epaulettes may be either interwoven cords or flat boards with the relevant rank insignia.  
  
   

Chapter 11 - The Wearing of Decorations

   

11.1 GENERAL RULES

   
a. Members promoted within the Order, the Companionate of Merit and the Donat Crosses of the Order wear only the highest class.
   
b. Persons who have been decorated with the Crosses and/or Medals of Merit may wear the insignia of all the classes they have been awarded.
   
c. Not more than one Collar or Chain of Office may be worn at any time.
  
d. Not more than one Cordon, four breast stars or one neck cross at any time, except full military uniform when two neck crosses may be worn.
  
e. Church capes: No decorations except Collar or Chain of Office on ceremonial occasions may be worn.
   
f. Full size insignia are worn with dress or military uniform, miniatures with mess dress. 
  

g. Regulations for Ladies:
  • The Cordon is worn over the shoulder with the Badge on the hip with Evening Dress only.
  • Neck decorations as well as breast decorations are worn from a ribbon bow above the Breast Star.
  • Breast Stars are worn with evening dress as described for the Full Dress uniform, but with Day Dress only one may be worn.

Evening Dress

Day Dress

h. When Ladies wear uniform, the same regulations apply as for Gentlemen
   

11.2 FORMAL SUIT (WHITE TIE, BLACK TIE, GALA UNIFORM AND LONG DRESS)

  
a. Full sized insignia:
   
Holders of Collar: wear the Collar together with the Cordon with the Insignia of a Grand Cross suspended from it and the Breast Star
  

Holders of the Grand Cross:
wear the Cordon with the Badge suspended from it and the Breast Star

Knight/Dame Commanders:
wear the Cordon with the badge suspended from it and the Breast Star

Knights/Dames:
wear the Badge pendant from a ribbon - ladies from a ribbon bow - and the Breast Star

Commanders:
wear the Badge pendant from a ribbon - ladies from a ribbon bow

Officers:
wear the Badge pendant from a chest ribbon with rosette - ladies from a ribbon bow

Members and Holders of Orderís Awards:
wear the Badge pendant from a chest ribbon - ladies from a ribbon bow

   
The Chain of Office will be worn additional to the insignia awarded.
   
The Cross of Justice will be worn on the right breast.
   
At special occasions Grand Crosses and Grand Commanders may wear the decorations of a Grand Officer.
   

b. Miniatures
Miniatures are the exact reproduction on a smaller scale of the badges and ribbons (reduced versions) and they are worn with gala suit and dinner jacket on a bar or chain and ladies from a miniature ribbon bow or miniature brooch on the left hand side of the chest.

  

11.3 DAY SUIT

    

a. On day suit may be worn by male members, according to their class, a rosette on the buttonhole of the jacket.

    
b. The following rosette may be worn by the rank indicated to signify membership in the Order:
    
  • Member (MLJ): Black button outside, having a white inside with a green cross of eight points thereon
  • Officer (OLJ): The same button as for Member with the addition of one wavy silver thread running through the outside
  • Commander (CLJ): The same button as for Member with the addition of two wavy silver threads running through the outside
  • Knight (KLJ): The same button as for Member with the addition of one wavy gold thread running through the outside. Also for Knight Commander (KCLJ)
  • Knight Grand Cross (GCLJ): The same button as for Member with the addition of two wavy gold threads running through the outside
   
c. At a date fixed by the Grand Chancellor in accordance with the Custodian of Insignia, the colour of the buttonhole rosette will be changed from black to the traditional Orderís green, with a green cross of eight points thereon. From that published date there will be two different sized buttons without any threads: a small one for Members, Officers and Commanders, and a larger one for all other ranks. Both types of rosettes may be worn.
  
d. Members, both male or female, may wear on day suit one miniature appropriate to their rank, but without ribbon, to signify membership in the Order.
  

11.4 NATIONAL CUSTOMS

   
The method wearing orders, decorations and medals by members of a national Jurisdiction shall be governed by the state rules obtaining in that country. Heads of Jurisdiction are advised to include in their Jurisdictionís Dress Regulations (with copy to the Grand Chancery) relevant extracts from the official notes on the wearing of orders, decorations and medals, issued by their national government (if available).
  
  

Chapter 12 - Armorial Bearings

  

12.1 GENERAL RULES

   
a. As an international and independent Order, formerly of sovereign status, the Order has the ability to regulate the use of heraldry within its own jurisdiction. However the Order takes note of varying heraldic customs worldwide, irrespective of actual legal control or lack thereof. 
   
b. Although no Member of the Order is required to be or become a bearer of heraldic arms, it is desirable that the heraldic tradition should continue within the Order, both as an evocation of its history and as a significant adjunct to the Orderís ceremonial.
   

12.2 ADDITIONAL FOR MEMBERS

   
The following additions are permitted to the arms of Members of the Order:
  

Ranks below that of Knight suspend the insignia of the Order beneath their coats of arms.

    

  

   

  

    

     

   

  

MLJ

OLJ

CLJ

   

   

  

     

    

Knights shall show the green ribbon surrounding the shield, with the badge of the Order dependent there from. Knights and above may carry the ancient and traditional Chief of Religion.

 

          
   

 

KLJ

      

Knight Commanders and Knights Grand Cross shall replace the ribbon around the shield with the Cordon (Sash) of the Order.

         

 

KCLJ

GCLJ

     

Knight Commanders and Knights Grand Cross entitled to wear the Collar shall replace the ribbon around the shield with the Grand Collar of the Order.

 

         
   

 

 GRAND COLLAR

   

The rules for Knights, Dames and Ecclesiastical Members are the same.

  

12.3 ADDITIONS FOR GRAND OFFICERS

     
In addition to the foregoing, the following additions may be used, according to ancient traditions, by the officers indicated:
   
       
The Grand Custodian of the Treasury: Two keys in saltire behind the shield
       
The Grand Chancellor:  Two maces in saltire behind the shield
       
The Grand Commander: A sword and sceptre in saltire behind the shield
        
The Coadjutor: A baton and sceptre in saltire behind the shield
       
   
   

Chapter 13 - Volunteer Corps

   

13.1 GENERAL RULES REGARDING VOLUNTEER CORPS

    
a. Where formed, these will be controlled by a mixed commission from the Order in the country concerned and the members elected from the Corps. The financial responsibilities will lie with these associations, although as far as within the power of the Order, financial assistance will be afforded to them. Medical Direction shall be under a Medical Director who will be either the Hospitaller of the local Jurisdiction or appointed by him.
  
b. Volunteer Corps are also open to members not belonging to the Order.
   
c. In all countries and especially in those, where it is not possible by laws to register (or charter) a national Jurisdiction of the Order as a juridical body itself, the Members of the Order have to found and register (or charter) a Volunteer Corps as a charitable association or society, called St. Lazarus Volunteers (translated and written in the language spoken in the country of the jurisdiction).
  
d. Within the country of a national Jurisdiction only one volunteer corps may be founded. All Members of the national Jurisdiction are obliged to become also members of that corps, and they as well as all other Members of the Order living in that country (e.g. members of foreign Jurisdictions, in gremio religionis or of Hereditary Jurisdictions) are obliged to cooperate with their utmost of ability and to contribute to the preservation, growth and splendour of the society and its charitable works.
  
e. In exceptional circumstances or if it is not possible to institute a Volunteer Corps, and with prior approval of the Grand Chancellor the only one registered (or chartered) national society may use another style like a foundation or association, open only to Members of the Order. 
  
Note: The independent international relief system operating in conjunction with the Order, providing First Responder, Search And Rescue, First Aid, CPR, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / Paramedic, training and certification is the International Green Cross Organization (IGCO). The IGCO First Responders, Trainers and Instructors are trained and certified to integrate into various disaster or peace keeping operations with local and national NGO, Emergency Medical Services, Fire, Law Enforcement and Military organizations. 
     

13.2 PRESIDENT OR CHAIRMAN

   
The head of the national Jurisdiction or a Member of the Order appointed by him has to act as President or Chairman of the society. Normally this chairman is responsible for the appointment of all members of the Board of the corps.
  

13.3 AWARDED OF MERIT

    
a. The Board of the Volunteer Corps is authorized to found - with the consent of the Head of the national Jurisdiction - Crosses and Medals of Merit which may be awarded to merited members and other persons. The design of such decorations must be approved by the office of the Judge of Arms of the Order.
   
b. The late Grand Master, Don Francisco Enrique de Borbon y de Borbon, has approved in 1982 the following decorations to be used and conferred by the Austrian Volunteer Corps (Sankt Lazarus Hilfswerk) only: 
  

Cross of Merit 2nd Class
Cross of Merit 1st Class
Cross of Merit
(all golden)
Badge of Honour 2nd Class
Badge of Honour 1st Class
Badge of Honour
(all silver)
           
    Bronze Medal of Merit
Silver Medal of Merit
Gold Medal of Merit
Medal for Special Engagement (copper)
Medal for Disaster Aid (copper)
Bronze Medal of Honour
Silver Medal of Honour
Gold Medal of Honour
   
c. The late Grand Master, Don Francisco Enrique de Borbon y de Borbon, has founded in 1984 the following medals to be used and conferred by the German Volunteer Corps (Lazarus Hilfswerk in Deutschland e.V.) only:
  
             
Bronze Medal of Merit
Silver Medal of Merit
Gold Medal of Merit
Bronze Medal of Honour
Silver Medal of Honour
Gold Medal of Honour
        
             
Poland Medal of Gratitude (silver)    
      
    

13.4 UNIFORMS

   
Members of a national Volunteer Corps may wear the Service Dress (dark rifleman green trousers and tunic, black bonnet or beret) or a local uniform approved by the Head of the national Jurisdiction. Such uniforms must be registered by the Judge of Arms of the Order.
  
Only within approved IGCO jurisdictions:  Professional Staff Members and the Volunteers of the International Green Cross Organization (IGCO) wear IGCO Service Uniforms. IGCO uniforms, qualification badges and ranking system are regulated by separate IGCO Regulations. 
   

13.5 USE OF THE CROSS OF THE ORDER

   
The Volunteer Corps (or other association) within each national Jurisdiction are entitled to use the eight-pointed green cross as its badge. 
   

13.6 ANNUAL REPORT

  

An annual report will be made covering the work of the Volunteers Corps, ambulance sections and nursesí associations together with any other activity undertaken. 

   

13.7 BANNER

  
The Banner of the Volunteer Corps is: Argent an eight-pointed cross Vert. 
   

Banner of the Volunteer Corps

   

13.8 SEAL

   

 

a. The Seals of the Volunteers Corps are: The cross of eight points on a shield, encircled by the (registered) name of the Volunteers Corps and with the office or function of the bearer, inscribed in the language of the country the seal is used.
b. All seals used within the Volunteers Corps must be registered with the Judge of Arms.

   
     

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