Classes & Grades

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Classes & Grades of the Authentic Orders

 

The Sovereign Military Order of Malta500px-Coat_of_arms_of_the_Sovereign_Military_Order_of_Malta_(variant).svg

Members of the Order of Malta are divided into three Classes.

First Class

  • Knights of Justice, or Professed Knights, and the Professed Conventual Chaplains, who have made vows of “poverty, chastity and obedience aspiring to perfection according to the Gospel”. They are religious according to Canon Law but are not obliged to live in community.

Second Class

  • Knights and Dames of Honour and Devotion in Obedience
  • Knights and Dames of Grace and Devotion in Obedience
  • Knights and Dames of Magistral Grace in Obedience

Third Class

  • Knights and Dames of Honour and Devotion
  • Conventual Chaplains ad honorem
  • Knights and Dames of Grace and Devotion
  • Magistral Chaplains
  • Knights and Dames of Magistral Grace
  • Donats (male and female) of Devotion

 


The Most Venerable Order of St. John

OSTJ

Members of the Order of St. John are divided into five Grades

Grade I

  • Bailiff  Grand Cross (GCStJ)
  • Dame Grand Cross (GCStJ)

Grade II

  • Knight of Justice or Grace (KStJ)
  • Dame of Justice or Grace (DStJ)

Grade III

  • Commander (CStj)
  • Chaplain (CHStJ)

Grade IV

  • Officer (OStJ)

Grade V

  • Member (MStJ)

 


Die Johanniter OrderJohanniter

Members are divided into three classes

First Class

  • Commander

Second Class

  • Knight of Justice

Third Class

  • Knight of Honor

Die Johanniter Order (Dutch)

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First Class

  • Knight of Justice
  • Dame of Justice

Second Class

  • Knight
  • Dame

Third Class

  • Expectant Knight

Die Johanniter Order (Swedish)

Members are divided into two classesSweden

First Class

  • Knight of Justice

Second Class

  • Knight of Honor