Order of the Cardinal
|Order of the Cardinal|
|Awarded by |
Pope of the Church of New Prussia
|Established||1 July 2022 as Religious Order|
(1 January 2021 as Imperial Order)
The Empire of New Prussia
|Religious affiliation||New Prussian Catholicism|
|Motto||Latin: Sincere et Constanter (Pure and Steadfast)|
|Eligibility||Military and Civil|
|Criteria||Meritorious service to the Church of New Prussia/Religious Organization/Local Church|
|Sovereign||August IV and Pius Eugene I|
|Chancellor of the Order||Vacant|
|Next (higher)||Order of the Cross|
The Order of the Cardinal (Formerly the Imperial Order of the New Prussian Cardinal) is an order of chivalry that is the second highest Order of the Church of New Prussia.
Appointments are made at the discretion of the Pope with advice from the Emperor. This Order can be awarded anytime except for holidays. The Pope may appoint only 12 of their citizens in total in honor of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ. The Pope may appoint as many supernumerary Knights -Members of the Imperial Family and Foreign Heads of State- as they wish.
The Order itself wasn't official until 1 January 2021 and was then reestablished on 1 July 2022 as an Order of the Church of New Prussia. This religious Order is takes inspiration of the North American Cardinal because it is said that cardinals are visiting ancestors from heaven.
The Order consists of the Sovereign, Chancellor of the Order, Secretary, 12 total Knights and members including supernumerary members.
Officers of the order are not of the twelve members because they are temporal.
Chancellor of the Order: Has the power to accept or decline the letter of recommendation and has the power to degrade members with approval of the Sovereign.
Secretary: keeps records of previous and current knights/dames of the order and does background checks on recipients.
List of Members
- "Stranger" is for a member who is a foreign head of state/government
|Member number||Name||Date of appointment|