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Commander

wearing the Badge pendant from a necklace - ladies from a ribbon bow - and the silver Breast Star

The holder is entitled to use the postnominal letters CLJ


Chaplain

wears the same Badge as the Commander

The holder is entitled to use the postnominal letters ChLJ




Knight

wearing the Badge with Military Trophy pendant from a necklace and the golden Breast Star

Holders are entitled to prefix their name with "Chevalier" and use the postnominal letters KLJ




Dame

wearing the Badge with wreath of laurel and oak springs from a ribbon bow and the golden Breast Star

Holders are entitled to prefix their name with "Dame" and use the postnominal letters DLJ



Senior Chaplain

wears the Badge with wreath of laurel and oak springs from a necklace and the golden Breast Star

Holders are entitled to use the postnominal letters SChLJ

As a mark of gratitude merited Senior Chaplains may be honoured with the rank of a Knight Commander



Knight Commander

wearing the Badge with Military Trophy pendant from a Sash (Grand Cordon) and the golden Breast Star

Holders are entitled to prefix their name with "Chevalier" and use the postnominal letters KCLJ

The rank of Knight/Dame Commander is strictly reserved for Heads of Jurisdiction and merited Members of the Order




Dame Commander

wearing the Badge with wreath of laurel and oak springs from a Sash (Grand Cordon) and the golden Breast Star

Holders are entitled to prefix their name with "Dame" and use the postnominal letters DCLJ


The rank of Dame Commander is strictly reserved for Heads of Jurisdiction and merited Members of the Order



Knight Grand Cross

wearing the Badge with Military Trophy pendant from a Sash (Grand Cordon) and the golden Breast Star

Holders are entitled to prefix their name with "His Excellency the Chevalier" and use the postnominal letters GCLJ

The rank of Knight Grand Cross is strictly reserved for Heads of State, Prime and State Ministers, Governors, Generals etc., to members of the Supreme Council and merited Heads of Juristictions.


Dame Grand Cross

wearing the Badge with wreath of laurel and oak springs from a Sash (Grand Cordon) and the golden Breast Star

Holders are entitled to prefix their name with "Her Excellency Dame" and use the postnominal letters DGCLJ

The rank of Dame Grand Cross is strictly reserved for Heads of State, Prime and State Ministers, Governors, Generals etc., to members of the Supreme Council and merited Heads of Juristictions.


Ecclesiastical Grand Cross Chaplain/Chaplain Prelate

wearing the Badge with wreath of laurel and oak springs from a Sash (Grand Cordon) and the golden Breast Star

Holders are entitled to use the postnominal letters EGCLJ

The rank of Ecclesiastical Grand Cross is reserved to Cardinals, (Arch)Bishops and Abbots.



Cross of Justice

Members from the rank of Knight/Dame and above admitted in the category of Justice may wear the Cross of Justice




Grand Collar                                                    


The Grand Collar may be given to Heads of State, Prime Ministers and merited Members of the Supreme Council, holding the Grand Cross. Holders are entitled to use the postnominal letters GClrLJ

















  

Chain of Office      


The Chain of Office is a badge of office, worn by Members of the Supreme Council, Grand Secretaries, Heads of Jurisdiction and Chancellors

Member
wearing the Badge pendant from a chest ribbon - ladies from a ribbon bow
Holders are entitled to use the postnominal letters 
MLJ

Officer
wearing the Badge pendant from a chest ribbon - ladies from a ribbon bow - with a green rosette
The holder is entitled to use the postnominal letters 
OLJ

Assistant Chaplain
wears the same Badge as the Officer Companion
Holders are entitled to use the postnominal letters 
AChLJ



The category of
Justice is restricted to postulants who have proved hereditary nobility from each of his four grandparents or, when paternal line alone is used, from his paternal great-grandfather.
















Those members who are unable to furnish proof of hereditary nobility will be admitted in the category of Grace. According to ancient traditions ecclesiastical Members holding the rank of a Cardinal within the Holy Roman Catholic Church may also be admitted in the category of Justice.

Members admitted in the category of Justice are entitled to wear the Order’s Cross of Justice. The membership in both categories is divided into Affiliates and Members.

There are two categories for all admissions to the Order in the rank of Knight or above, these being "Category of Grace" and "Category of Justice".

Ranks and Insignia

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