The Order of St. George takes its inspiration from the ancient and honorable Order of Knighthood founded in 1326 by King Károly.

As well as being the Patron Saint of England (and many other countries) St. George is revered by many throughout the Middle East, and is also the Patron Saint of soldiers and the Boy Scouts of America. Our charity takes its lead from this heritage.

“The first (of the chivalric Orders) was probably the Order of St.George, founded in Hungary by King Charles in 1325. [sic] It was a brotherly union of knights who swore to defend the realm and protect the king, and to follow him in ‘pastimes and knightly sports’ – doubtless a reference to tournaments they contested. Unlike the later orders … the Order of St. George did not have the monarch as its head.”

– The Complete Illustrated History of Knights & the Golden Age of Chivalry

Charles Phillips

Members of The Order sustain its work directly by means of an annual subscription, by voluntary donations, and by actively engaging in charitable activities – large or small.

“The Order of St. George promotes and pursues the timeless traditions of chivalry by compassion and supporting works of charity. The Order focuses on supporting charities which work with current and former service personnel, youth organizations within the UK and with Christian communities suffering religious persecution.” 

The concepts of chivalry grew out of an idealized image of the medieval knight as a noble warrior who was not only fair in his dealings on the battlefield but also with women and with God.

Chivalry is an informal code; there is no set list of chivalrous rules. However, one commonly accepted list of chivalric virtues was drawn up in Bruges in 1430 by the Duke of Burgundy, Philip the Good, who established the knightly Order of the Golden Fleece to celebrate his marriage to the Portuguese Princess Isabella.

The Duke defined 12 chivalric virtues:













Although originally generally associated with manly values, as early as 1149 there were also grades of knighthood available to women. Over time, the meaning of chivalry has been refined to emphasize more general social and moral virtues upheld with honour, fortitude and dignity by both gentlemen and ladies.

Today’s Knights and Dames of the Order of St. George seek, in a modest way, to live by chivalry’s timeless social virtues of integrity, compassion, charity, faithfulness and courage.

We welcome into membership ladies and gentlemen who wish to be involved in improving the lives of others.

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The Order of St. George has been approved as an official Certifying Organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award.

The ability to bestow Presidential recognition to volunteers is a tremendous honor. Recognizing the great work and commitment of  volunteers can deliver a powerful message, one that encourages others to take action.

If you would like to nominate a volunteer for their community service;

Past Grandmaster

Major General Janos Karaszy-Kulin

Spiritual Protector

Archbishop Angaelos

Distinguished Members

HIH Prince Ermias Sahlé Selassie of Ethiopia

Baroness Caroline Cox

HRM Princess (Dr.) Chetachi Nwoga-Ecton