Orders of Chivalry

Order of St. Demetrius

St. Demetrius is the centuries old patron saint of the Princely House of Bulat

Order of St. Demetrius (Latin: Ordo Sancti Demetrii) is the highest order in the awards system of the Principality of Vlachia. The name of the order is taken from the centuries old patron saint of the House of Bulat, St. Demetrius. This patron saint was chosen by the house in remembrance of the old feudal estate called Kraljske Mirine which the family owned in the Middle Ages. The motto of the order is the motto of the Princely House of Bulat: “Qvod instavravit pietas, pietas tveatvr” (Latin: What piety built, may piety preserve). This estate is located in Biskupija, near Knin where according to tradition king Demetrius Zvonimir was murdered in 1089. St. Demetrius is titled as the ‘patron saint of the kings of Illyria‘ in the Illyrian Armorials. The collar of the Order of St. Demetrius is the only princely regalia of the state besides the princely ring. It is awarded to individuals that have shown fidelity to the Princely House of Bulat and given a considerable contribution to the development of the Principality of Vlachia. The Order of St. Demetrius has one rank: princely knight (Slavic: kneževski vitez).

Order of the Holy Cross of Christ

Order of the Holy Cross of Christ (Latin: Ordo Sancti Crucis Christi) is a dynastic order of knighthood dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary that was pierced at the sight of the Holy Cross of Christ. The order actively prepares the world for the second coming of Jesus Christ, prays for the renewal of the Holy Roman Empire, seeks the complete unification of the Holy Mother Church, the illegalization of all sects and cults. The order has within its fold ecclesiastical liturgies of both the Eastern and Western rites. It has three ranks:

  1. Knight Grand Cross of Justice with Swords
  2. Knight’s Cross of Grace
  3. Knight’s Cross

The Most Serene Confraternity of the Illyrian Star

The Most Serene Confraternity of the Illyrian Star (Latin: Serenissima Confraternitas Stellae Illyricae) was founded as a renaissance chivalric confraternity. The first rank ‘equites Illyricani’ (Latin: Illyrian knight) of the confraternity is a title from Antiquity. Its mission is the preservation of the true history of the Illyrians, their language and culture and the truth about the Danube civilization being the oldest known civilization in the world. The order gathers intellectuals and seeks to set a new historical paradigm, that the Illyrians spoke a proto-Slavic language. It has three ranks:

  1. Illyrian Knight Commander with a Star
  2. Illyrian Knight Commander
  3. Illyrian Knight

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