ARMORIAL OF KNIGHTS FROM THE VARIOUS CANADIAN LIEUTENANCIES OF THE EQUESTRIAN ORDER OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE OF JERUSALEM


One June 4, 1988, Canada became the first nation in the present-day Commonwealth to have Her Majesty's Royal Prerogative in heraldic matters exercised in its own domain (through no small effort on the part of Major Terrence C. Manuel, KStJ, CD, FHSC (Knight of Justice of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, then President and a Fellow of the Heraldry Society of Canada). While a grant of arms from the Chief Herald of Canada does not, in itself, grant noble status, but it is in fact a Honour from the Crown. Many Canadians who held legal Armorial Bearings prior to 1988 have had their arms registered in the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

ARMS OF THE ORDER


(Coat of Arms and Seal)

Constitution - Appendix II


Article I


1 - The Order carries, through ancient tradition, the Coat of Arms attributed to the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem, which is of silver to the Jerusalem Cross of gold and enamelled in the colour of blood.

A gold helmet, topped by the Crown of Thorns of Our Lord Jesus Christ, at the crest of the terrestrial globe surmounted by the Cross, flanked by two bands of silver with the Jerusalem Cross of cardinal-red at the center.

Attendants: two Angels with red dalmatic: the one (at right) the Crusader flag; the other (at left) supporting the Pilgrim's Staff and the Shell.

Motto: "Deus lo vult" in capital Roman characters on a forked band under the point of the shield.

2 - The Seal of the Order, in the shape of an almond, enclosed by a frame in gold with the Crown of Thorns of Our Lord Jesus Christ, portrays, cast in silver or pressed in wax, the figure of Christ Rising from the Sepulchre.

Article 2


(Coat of Arms of the Cardinal Grand Master)


The Cardinal Grand Master quarters his own coat of arms with the coat of arms of the Order: of silver, the Cross of gold enamelled in the colour of blood, topped by the red Cardinal hat, with the mantle hanging from the Crown of Thorns surmounted by the crest of the helmet.

The shield is surrounded by the Collar of the Order.

The Cardinal Grand Master makes use of the mantling of the Cross of Jerusalem in his coat of arms.

Article 3


(Heraldic Privileges)


The Archbishops, Bishops and Prelates who enjoy heraldic privileges and the Knights for whom a noble title is recognized, can:

a - the ecclesiastics, quarter their own coat of arms with the Jerusalem Cross;

b - the laymen collar their own shield to the Cross of the Order, a privilege which is nontransferable.

Also, the Ladies who enjoy a noble title can collar their own shield to the Cross of the Order.

The noble Knights and Ladies who have their own coat of arms can suspend the Cross of the Order under the point of the shield:

- Knights, with a black knot;

- Commanders, hung to a black ribbon limited to the base of the shield;

- Commanders with Star, with trophy suspended from a black ribbon rising from the sides of the shield;

- Knights Grand Cross, bind the shield with the ribbon of the Order, from which hangs the Cross with trophy;

- Knights of the Collar, members of the Grand Magisterium, Lieutenants, both those holding office and those who are honourary, and Grand Priors, divide the Cross of Jerusalem, with the crusade partition on the right.

The Patriarch Grand Prior and the Assessor make use of the top of the Cross of Jerusalem.

The Knights and the Ladies who do not have their own coat of arms have authority to grace themselves with the Cross of the Order.

NOTE

under the Armigerous Knights entry denotes membership in the Lieutenancy of Canada - Toronto

under the Armigerous Knights entry denotes membership in one of the other Lieutenancies found within Canada

His Eminence Aloysius Matthew Cardinal Ambrozic

Knight Grand Cross - Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre

Bailiff Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion - SMOM

Grand Prior of the Lieutenancy of Canada - Toronto

His Eminence Gerald Emmett Cardinal Carter

Knight Grand Cross - Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre

Bailiff Grand Cross of Honour and Devotion - SMOM

Grand Officer of Merit - SMOM

Companion of the Order of Canada

The Most Rev. Francis J. Spence

Knight Commander with Star of the Holy Sepulchre

Prior of the Eastern Ontario Section - Lieutenancy of Canada - Toronto

The Most Rev. Adam Exner, O.M.I.

Knight Commander with Star

Grand Prior of the Lieutenancy of Canada - Vancouver

(grant of arms from the Canadian Heraldic Authority)

His Exc. the Most Reverend Colin Campbell

Knight Commander with Star - EOHS

Conventual Chaplain "ad honorem" - SMOM

Prior - Atlantic Section - Lieutenancy of Canada - Toronto

Doctor Sir Robert Gerald Guest

Knight Commander with Star

Knight of Merit with Star - S. M. Constantinian Order of Saint George

former Lieutenant

Lieutenancy of Canada - Toronto

(grant of arms from the Canadian Heraldic Authority)

His Excellency Sir John Francis Leddy

Knight Grand Cross of the Holy Sepulchre

Bailiff Grand Cross of Obedience - SMOM

Grand Cross of Merit - SMOM

Officer of the Order of Canada

Knight Commander of the Order of St. Gregory

Gentleman of His Holiness

(grant of arms from the Chief Herald of Ireland)

deceased: 1998

Sir Barry Gabriel

Knight Commander of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre

(grant from the Canadian Heraldic Authority)

His Excellency Colonel Thomas Guerin, Ph.D.

Knight Commander with Star - Order of the Holy Sepulchre

Knight Grand Cross of Obedience - SMOM

Grand Cross of Merit - SMOM

Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Knight of the Most Venerable Order of St. John

Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of Spain

Commander of the Order of Isabella Cattolica

(grant of arms from Ulster King of Arms - Ireland)

deceased: January 6, 1963

Sir Brian Cook

Knight Commander with Star of the Holy Sepulchre

(grant from the College of Arms)

Rev. Msgr. Barry A. Egan-Jones, CapSS

Knight of the Holy Sepulchre

Canadian Forces Decoration

(grant from the Canadian Heraldic Authority)

J. Stewart A. LeForte

Knight of the Holy Sepulchre

Cross of Merit - EOHSJ Knight of Merit - S. M. Constantinian Order of Saint George

Magistral Delegate of the EOHSJ Canada-Atlantic Delegation

(grant from the Canadian Heraldic Authority)

The Rev'd Allan Donald Hood, KHS

(granted by the Lord Lyon King of Arms {Quarters 1 & 4} and the Canadian Heraldic Authority {Quarters 2 & 3})

Dr. Larkin Kerwin

Knight of the Holy Sepulchre

Companion of the Order of Canada

Officer de l'Ordre national du Quebec

Officier de l'Ordre de la legion d'honneur (France)

(grant of arms from the Chief Herald of Ireland and Canadian Heraldic Authority)

Prof. Sir John (Jack) K.A. O'Farrell, PhD

Knight of the Holy Sepulchre

(grant of arms from the Chief Herald of Ireland)

deceased 1998

Vincent Shaun Redmond

Knight Commander of the Holy Sepulchre

Magisral Knight in Obedience - SMOM

Knight of Merit - S.M. Constantinian Order of Saint George

Officer of the Most Venerable Order of St. John

(grant of arms from the Chief Herald of Ireland and Canadian Heraldic Authority)

Lt Cmdr(ret'd), Professor Emeritus Sir David Daniel Ruddy, PhD

Knight Commander with Star of the Holy Sepulchre

Order of the Bust of the Liberator (Venezuela)

Officer, L'Ordre des arts et des lettres (France)

(grant of arms from the Chief Herald of Ireland and Canadian Heraldic Authority)

Prof. Sir Victor Szyrynski, M.D., PhD

Knight of the Holy Sepulchre

Knight of St. Gregory

Order of Polonia Restituta

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