The Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller.
As organised under the Charter or Constitution of King Peter II of Yugoslavia.

The King Peter OSJ; Information and links.

FACT FILE:

The King Peter Order was essentially a schismatic break-away from the Cassagnac Order and was formed in April 1965. The "King Peter Constitution" of 1964, (and the earlier "Charter" of 1963), had been framed for the Cassagnac Order, and the King's supporters sought to replace de Cassagnac as Grand Master. Having elected King Peter as Grand Master  in January 1965, the King's supporters asked de Cassagnac to step down, but he refused, and instead King Peter resigned from the Cassagnac Order and formed his own, taking with him a substantial part of the Cassagnac Order. In 1968, through internal arguments the King Peter Order split into three factions, and with difficulty re-united, only to fragment again following the King's death in 1970, into several groups, some of which in turn fragmented further bringing about a number of Orders which claim to be "The King Peter" Order of St John of Jerusalem. On this web site there is a fuller history available.
As a King,  his Order was a Order of genuine Knights, but his son and heir refused to have anything to do with his Father's Order (or several Orders!), which returned the status of the succeeding "Orders" to being "self-styled Orders". A recent pronouncement on the King Peter Orders has been given by the Royal Serbian House.
King Peter's brother, Prince Andrej, until his death in 1990, was a Grand Master to one fragment, and his nephew (Andrej's son), Prince Karl Vladimir is at present, a Grand Master to another fragment (of a fragment).
Robert Formhals argues that the King Peter Order, was via himself and West, and continuation of the Order which had Orange Lodge masonic antecedents. This view emerges in the history he wrote in 1979, and in a history on this web site.

Grand Master Lists

List of King Peter Order of St John Grand Masters  

* Sites provided by other Servers Sites (you will have to use your browser's BACK button to return here)


Section 1. Links to information on the King Peter OSJ.


A. The KPII OSJ under once under Prince Grand Master Robert Formhals

The Story of the Order of St John under Royal Charter of King Peter II  


B. The KPII OSJ under Robert G. Brodie Lieutenant Grand Master

The Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Hymn Music  
* The SOSJ History by Sir R. Cave-Brown-Cave bt.  
* The Palm Beach Commandery of the SOSJ (now Xuereb see below)   
* The Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller (now Xuereb see below)    
*The Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Det danske komturi  
History of the SOSJ according to the Palm Beach Commandery - Examined!  
Comment on the SOSJ "relics" claims  


C. The KPII OSJ once under the Belgium HQ - orphaned page!

* The OSJ Priory of Victoria (Grand Priory of Australia)


D. The KPII OSJ under HRH Prince Karl Vladimir Karageorgevitch Grand Master

* The OSJ Grand Priory of Australia
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The OSJ Australia
* The OSJ Priory, Victoria, Australia
* The OSJ Geelong Commandery, Victoria, Australia
* The OSJ Priory of New South Wales, Australia
* The OSJ Australia, (Archived Tripod Site)
* OSJ Knights Hospitaller Lionel Boxers Web Site  
* The OSJ Italian Priory
Crown Prince Alexander's non recognition of the King Peter Orders  

Comment on An Historical Summary Leaflet OSJ  


E. The KPII OSJ under Victor Xuereb Lieutenant Grand Master.

*The OSJ Priory of Malta
* OSJ of Victor Xuereb
Comment on the OSJ of Victor Xuereb
* The OSJ of Victor Xuereb
Comment on the aboveOSJ Web page featuring Victor Xuereb
* The OSJ of Victor Xuereb Eastern USA
* The Palm Beach Commandery of the SOSJ (ex-Brodie)   
* The Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Knights Hospitaller (ex-Brodie)  
* White Pages Malta OSJ Entry


F. The KPII OSJ under Alfred von Habsburg-Hohenberg (extinct?)

Facts about the Ordo Sancti Joannis Hospitalis Hierosolymitani
* The Ordo Sancti Joannis Hospitalis Hierosolymitani
* The Ordo Sancti Joannis Hospitalis Hierosolymitani
* The Ordo Sancti Joannis Hospitalis Hierosolymitani
* OSJHH original Web page 18th Oct 2000


G. The KPII OSJ under Lieutenant Grand Master H.E. Emilio Lobera, Baron de Lobera.

* Knights of the Order of St. John Hospitallers
Sovereign Military & Hospitaler Order of St John, Ecumenical (Notes)   
* Sovereign Military & Hospitaler Order of St John (Russian Web Site)


H. The OSJ (ex-KPII) under  "His Excellency Count" J. A. de Brett d'Avray Grand Marshall.

Sovereign Military and Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem  


I. The OSJ (ex-KPII) under Prof. Sir Vincent Abukuse Mbirika, Sovereign Grand Master.

Knights of Malta Reformed Order of the Hospitallers of St John of Jerusalem  


 Section 2. Historic Texts, Articles and Photographs.


The Constitution of the Grand Priory of America dated May 17th 1912  
Resolution to transfer the Seat of the Order from the USA to Europe 1962  
La résolution au transfert le Siège de l'Ordre du USA à l'Europe 1962  
OSJ Charter given by King Peter of Yugoslavia 1963  
OSJ Constitution given by King Peter II of Yugoslavia  1964
The resignation of King Peter II from the OSJ as led by Colonel Paul de Cassagnac
 
The election of King Peter II as Grand Master of the OSJ from June 24th 1965  
The Hospitallers of the Orthodox Tradition of the Russian Grand Priory 1975  
King Peter Grand Magestry Meeting 1977  
Minutes of the joint meeting of the King Peter Order and OOSJ 1978.  
*  King Peter Order as listed in the Orders of Chivalry by the International Commission 1978
(please refer to section C. Dynastic Orders, 9. Jugoslavia)

*  The list of Dynastic Orders of Chivalry accepted by the International Commission 2003
(please refer to 9. Jugoslavia -King Peter Order NOT listed)
The Registration of the OSJ as an International Charity, in 1991 by Belgian Royal Decree  
The Grand Master and Protector of the SOSJ 1962-1965  


 Section 3. Essays and Articles.


Statement issued on behalf of Crown Prince Alexander concerning the King Peter Orders
The History of the King Peter Orders
List of Priors and Grand Priors of the British Isles
King Peter Karageorgevitch and his relationship to Emperor Paul I
 
The Protectorship of the OSJ via the Sacred Relics
 
An Historical Summary - Priory of New South Wales.  
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Notes on the Register of Orders of Chivalry accepted by the International Commission 2001
(please refer to the text for footnote [15] removal of the King Peter Order)


 Section 3. Other Hospitaller organisations.


Self Styled Orders, Links  
Links to information on other Hospitaller organisations
This way to the Research Home Page
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DISCLAIMER AND PURPOSE OF WEB SITE: The purpose of this Web Site, is to provide details of those organisations which claim to a continuation of the Order of St. John,  for which King Peter II of Yugoslavia provided a Charter and Constitution. The provider of the Site, has no connection with any of the Orders for which a hyperlink is provided. The purpose is to provide information without comment.


Updated 1st September 2003.

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