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Fee Structure

Membership Fees

Until each independent Grand Priory publishes their own set up membership fees, please use the following as a guideline. All fees below are shown in Euros.

As of January 2012, the following fees have been authorised to be collected by the Grand Priories of the Order as per decree 156/11 of the Supreme Grand Priory of the Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem.

Grade Passage & Registration Fee        Annual Dues
Member (MLJ) 270 Euros. 60 Euros.
Officer (OLJ) 340 Euros. 80 Euros.
Commander (CLJ) 460 Euros. 90 Euros.
Knight of Grace/ Justice (KLJ) 560 Euros. 120 Euros.
Dame of Grace/ Justice (DLJ) 560 Euros. 120 Euros.
Knight Commander (KCLJ) 650 Euros. 160 Euros.
Dame Commander (DCLJ) 650 Euros. 160 Euros.
Knight Grand Cross (GCLJ)   800 Euros. 200 Euros.
Dame Grand Cross (DGCLJ)  800 Euros. 200 Euros.

Upgrades from the rank of Member (MLJ) to Commander (CLJ) of the Order will be set at 60 Euros per grade, whilst upgrades from the rank of Commander (CLJ) of the Order onwards will be set at 100 Euros per grade.

Members joining the Order will receive their brevet and certificate, their insignia and a book on the history of the Order.

Rank

Grades of the Order

The Order shall be divided into the following Grades:

 

Grade I Knights and Dames Grand Cross of Justice (GCLJ / DGCLJ)
Grade II Knights and Dames Grand Cross of Grace (GCLJ / DGCLJ)
Grade III Knights and Dames Commander of Justice (KCLJ / DCLJ)
Grade IV Knights and Dames Commander of Grace (KCLJ / DCLJ)
Grade V Knights and Dames of Justice (KLJ / DLJ)
Grade VI Knights and Dames of Grace (KLJ / DLJ)
Grade VII Commanders

(CLJ)

Grade VIII Officers

(OLJ)

Grade IX Members (MLJ)

 

i) The letters specified above after each Grade may properly be used by those to whom they apply for the purpose of indication their Grade in the Order in the context of any occasion or matter connected with their participation in the work of the Order, or for inclusion in any publication of a biographical nature but, subject to this, admission, attachment, or promotion to any Grade of the Order or privileges derived therefrom of wearing the insignia appertaining or belonging thereto shall not confer any rank, style, title, dignity, appellation or social precedence whatsoever.

ii) A minister of the Christian religion who is admitted as a Member of Grade VIII or VII of the Order may if he so desires be termed a Sub-Chaplain (Sub-ChLJ) or Chaplain (ChLJ) respectively; Grade VI / V may be termed a Senior Chaplain (SChLJ); Grade IV / III may be termed Sub-Prelate or Ecclesiastical Commander (ECLJ); Grade II / I may be termed Prelate or Ecclesiastical Grand Cross (EGCLJ). The Chaplain General and the Almoner of the Grand Priory shall be ministers of Episcopal rank or of other eminent status in the Christian Church and shall be a Member of Grade II / I of the Order.

Companionate of Merit

 

(1)

Awards of Merit may be given to any Member of the Order through the ‘Companionate of Merit’ if, in the opinion of The Grand Council and the Knights in Council of the Grand Priory, that Member has performed a service of special merit for the Order. The Companionate of Merit is awarded in the following Grades:

 

Grade I Knight / Dame Grand Cross of Merit (GCMLJ / DGCMLJ)
Grade II Knight / Dame Commander of Merit (KCMLJ / DCMLJ)
Grade III Knight / Dame of Merit (KMLJ / DMLJ)
Grade IV Commander of Merit (CMLJ)
Grade V Officer of Merit (OMLJ)

 

 

 

(2)

No Member of the Order may be awarded a ‘Merit’ rank higher than the rank he or she holds in the Order.

Civilian Awards of Merit may also be given to any person who is not a Member of the Order through the ‘Companionate of Merit’ if, in the opinion of The Grand Council and the Knights in Council of the Grand Priory, that person has performed a special service for the Order. The Companionate of Merit is awarded to non-members of the Order in the following Grades:

 

Grade I Grand Commander of Merit (GCMLJ)
Grade II Grand Officer of Merit (GOMLJ)
Grade III Commander of Merit (CMLJ)
Grade IV Officer of Merit (OMLJ)

 

 

 

 

(3)

A person, not being a Member of the Order, having been awarded a Grade in the Companionate of Merit will have his or her name recorded on a list which shall be maintained by the Registrar General.

 

Oak leaf of Merit

The Knights in Council, of a Grand Priory, are able to bestow an award for special meritorious service known as the ‘Oak Leaf of Merit’.

There are three Grades of this award:

Bronze Oak Leaf of Merit

which can be awarded by the Commander of a Commandery without reference to the Knights in Council.

Silver Oak Leaf of Merit

which can be awarded by the Commander of a Commandery if this recommendation is first approved by the Knights in Council.

Gold Oak Leaf of Merit

which can only be awarded by the Knights in Council.

All the awards may be granted by the Knights in Council.

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