Sankt LazarusOrden av Jerusalem - Malta

Ordens 49:e Stormästare H.R.H. Prins Pieter Cantacuzino

Inom vår Orden finns möjligheten för varje Jurisdiktion att - inom vissa givna regler - utforma sin egen "Church Uniform". Sedan 2008 finns för Storprioratets medlemmar en "svensk" Church Uniform framtagen. 

OBS! Uniform är inget obligatorium, Civil Högtidsdräkt (Frack) eller Militär Uniform (i förekommande fall) bäres av de flesta.

Är Du intresserad av att införskaffa en egen Uniform, kontakta Storprior Björn J. Pettersson.

I vardagslag i Ordenssammanhang används s.k. "Dress Uniform", d v s Clublazer med Ordens Clublazermärke samt grå byxor. Annan vårdad klädsel går givetvis också bra.

Uniforms of the Order

(The Constitution, Regulations, Chapter 10)

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 International with Members belonging to various nationalities and having some different 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: 
  • Church Uniform
  • Gala Uniform
  • Service Uniform

d. On all formal occasions ladies are expected to wear a long black decent dress with a Mantilla and comb, if possible.

e. Military or other national uniforms may replace the uniforms of the Order and be worn at all ceremonial events.

f. The Statutes and Regulations of the National Jurisdictions may include other types of Uniforms to be worn on special occasions, that must be approved by the Executive Council; members that have worn different uniforms before these regulations came into force may continue to use them.

g. The Grand Master, Members of the Supreme Council and Grand Secretaries may liberally wear the uniforms as prescribed, the Uniform of the Jurisdiction they belong to or any type of uniform adopted in any Jurisdiction. 

Types of Uniforms

a. Church Uniform: White jacket with a chest-style military paramonture with dark green sleeves and cuffs, dark green 4 inches tall. Golden epaulettes. Four large buttons on front and three small buttons on each wrist.  White shirt and black bow tie.

b. Gala Uniform: Spencer paramonture dark green with white, green braces borderei in gold (A) (spencer or white with dark green paramonture, braces bordered white gold (B) six large gold buttons and the racket with two small cuffs of sleeves each. Black waistcoat with three gold buttons, white shirt and black bow tie.

c. For Uniforms above: a long black pair of trousers, with gold stripe 1 1/4” wide. Black evening trousers may be worn.

d. On Church Uniform the use of spurs will be accepted.

e. There is also a historical uniform (Full Dress Uniform) that was used mostly in Spain but now is no longer in use. However, holders of this type of uniform may wear it at any Official Church function of the Order.

f. The sword is a Ceremonial Sword, pendant white or gold and white or gold sword-knot.

g. The bicorn is in black cloth, black plumage with the grade of CLJ and higher, with white plumage with the rank of GCLJ.

h. The sword-up belt is mandatory on the Church Uniform but not on the Gala Uniform.

i. The buttons and badges of rank on Uniforms will be used on the type approved by the Heraldic Commission.

j. The Volunteer Corps should adopt the Uniform provided for them in their individual Jurisdictions.

k. Where Uniforms are worn of a different style than traditionally used by various Jurisdictions, such uniforms must be approved by and entered in the regulations of the Jurisdiction the members forms part of, after approval by the Executive Council.

l. Service Uniform: The Service Uniform consists of a double breasted jacket, blazer type, with six large buttons in the front and six small gold buttons on the sleeves. All buttons bearing the green Cross of the Order. On the pocket of the jacket the Coat of Arms of the Order will be placed. This is worn with a grey pair of trousers.

Church Cape (Mantle)

a. Church Cape (or Mantle): Black, green cross embroidered in gold on the left shoulder, edged with gold, secured with gilt clasp and chain in gold colour. Esquires and Damsels have the same mantle, but the green cross is much smaller and embroidered in silver and the clasp and the chain is in silver.

The wearing of different uniforms

a. The Church Uniform is worn at all Ceremonial occasions (e.g. Investitures, etc.) of the Order. It may also be worn at official functions at which the Order is  represented. 

b. The Gala Uniform is worn at the lunch or dinner of the Order and when each member participates to a convivial reunion after sunset. 

c. Church Uniform and Gala Uniform are equal to white or black tie. 

d. The Service Uniform is used at private functions of the Order or where no uniforms are required. 

e. The Church Cape (or Mantle) is worn on Church occasions, Processions, lnvestitures, funerals of Members, etc., and when the Order is officially represented. lt should be be worn over the uniform and is obliged on the civilian dress. 

Shoulder epaulettes

a. Shoulder epaulettes shall be worn by Members in uniform. As used in this section, the term “cross“ shall refer to the green Cross of eight points. The crosses shall be of enamelled metal in a size prescribed by the Executive Council.

b. The following epaulettes, in gold colour, must be used:

  • MLJ: a sword and a cross 
  • OLJ: a sword and two crosses
  • CCLJ: a sword and three crosses

  • CLJ: a gold crown, a sword and a cross
  • KLJ: a gold crown, a sword  and two crosses
  • KCLJ: a gold crown, a sword and three crosses
  • GCLJ: a gold crown, a sword  and four crosses

c. Those who hold positions, both in Jurisdictions and/or in the Central Government, regardless of their rank of the Order, will use the following epaulettes:
  • High Officers of Jurisdiction: a ‘Greek’ green and gold, a sword, and a cross
  • Dignitaries of Jurisdiction: a ‘Greek’ green and gold, a sword and two crosses
  • Chancellors, Priors and Referendaries of Jurisdiction: a ‘Greek’ green and gold, a sword and three crosses
  • Heads of Jurisdiction: a ‘Greek’ green and gold, a sword and four crosses'

High Officers Dignitaries Chancellors, Priors and Referendaries Heads of Jurisdiction
  • Grand Secretaries: a ‘Greek’ green and gold, a SLJ and a cross
  • Members of the Supreme Council: a ‘Greek’ green and gold, a SLJ and two crosses
  • Members of the Executive Council: a ‘Greek’ green and gold, a SLJ and three crosses
  • President of the Supreme Council: a ‘Greek’ green and gold, a SLJ and four crosses

Grand Secretaries Supreme Council Executive Council President of the Supreme Council
  • Grand Master: the Crown of the Order (black and gold) surrounded by laurel fronds.

Grand Master

d. As used in this section, the “SLJ” is a wreath of Laurel and Oak springs enamelled with SLJ monogram in the centre. As used in this section, when stating crosses, this implies small crosses.

e. Members of the Government of the Jurisdiction are to wear on the Collar of the jacket of the Uniform the monogram SLJ with no laurel fronds. The members of the Central Government wears the Crown of the Order.