Article 6

HI&RH the Superior Grand Master


HI&RH the SGM is the head of the institution. 

The leadership is hereditary, and so will pass through his eldest son, unless stated otherwise by an Imperial Decree. 

The Imperial Royal Highness shall take the title and rank of His Imperial Royal Highness the Superior Grand Master. 

There can only be one Superior Grand Master in the entire Order.  The Order is subject to the decrees of HI&RH the SGM; the SGM will have a Shadow Master.





Article 7

Invested Members


Invested members admitted by the Order or their respective Grand Priors are included within the Order. 

A written confirmation of their acceptance into the Order by HI&RH the SGM, especially if not present, will be considered an investiture. 

All invested members are permitted to use the title of Chevalier and the appropriate post nominal.



Article 8

Honorary Members


Those honored by HI&RH the SGM as members of the Order without having to apply for membership are considered members of the Order.

To receive an honorary membership to the Order is an honor from the International Council and/or HI&RH the SGM.