Proposed Organisation

The Hospitallers of the Orthodox Tradition of the Russian Grand Priory

Source: The Russian Grand Priory of Malta, copy as held in the British Association of the Russian Grand Priory.
See Notes below


ORDER OF MALTA
Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem
The Hospitallers of the Orthodox Tradition
of the Russian Grand Priory

The Lieutenant Grand Master Prince Serge Troubetzkoy
The Grand Prior of the Eastern USA Prince Serge Belosselsky-Belozeraky
The Grand Prior of Malta Professor Gaston Tonna-Barthet
The Grand Chancellor Prince Kyril Scherbatow
The Prior of the State of New York,
Secretary of State and
Receiver General of the Order
Count Nicholas Bobrinskoy
The Prior of the State of
New Jersey
Prince Andrei Wolkonsky
Ambassador and the Prior of
Switzerland
Pr. Rene de Wasserman
Chief of Protocol Count Christian Orssich
In Consultant Capacity for
Genealogy
Prince Alexis Scherbatow
Attorney General in charge of the
Reorganization of the Orthodox
Hospitallers of St. John
Edgar W. Hatfield, Esq
Consul for the Order and Adviser
in International Affairs
Baron Eric de Kolb-Wartenberg
Assistant to the Priory of the
State of New York
Prince Wladimir Galitzine
Assistant to the Priory of the
State of New York
Prince Peter Galitzine
Adviser for United Nations and
International Affairs
Paul Rodzianko III
Lt. Prior of the State of
New York
Paul Rodzianko IV
Lt. Prior of the State of
New Jersey
Count Anatole Buxhoevaden
Assistant to the Roy d'Armes
for European Genealogy
Igor de Tretiakoff
Assistant to the Roy d'Armes
for American Genealogy
Robert S. Williams,Jr.
Additional Propositions
Adviser in Legal Affairs Russell F. Laux,Esq.
Assistant to the Attorney General Robert Edmonds, Esq.
Advisers for Domestic and
International Affairs
The Hon. John Davis Lodge
former U S Ambassdor to Spain & Argentina
Colonel James W.Gerard
The Hon. John Whelchel Finger
Advisers in Military societies'
Affairs
Major General Gilbert Herman
Colonel Samuel Thorne

List Incomplete

March 28,1975
New York

NOTES: The "Order of Malta Knights of Saint John of Jerusalem The Hospitallers of the Orthodox Tradition of the Russian Grand Priory" was a proposed organisation which failed to become a reality. Prince Serge Troubetzkoy was the Lieutenant Grand Master under King Peter, and after the King's death in 1970, led his own faction of the ex-King Peter Order from 1971 onward. In 1974, he had negotiated to form an alliance with the Most Sacred Order of Orthodox Hospitallers under the title of "Hospitallers of the Orthodox Tradition of the Russian Grand Priory of the Sovereign Order of Saint John, of Jerusalem". It appears that Troubetzkoy was on a quest to create a revived "Russian Grand Priory", and had accepted the Most Sacred Order of Orthodox Hospitallers as a genuine part of that tradition. The Alliance failed by March 1975, and the above document appears to represent his attempt at re-organising this quest. It is a set of proposals, and this is confirmed by the phrase "Additional Propositions" for the list on the bottom section. There may be two reasons why this quest failed; first the Russian Grand Priory of Malta under Professor Gaston Tonna-Barthet favoured the identity of the King Peter Order, as they held the original Constitution signed by King Peter; second, that  by 1977, Count Nicholas Bobrinskoy had incorporated his own "revived" Russian Grand Priory, and had been working on its creation for some time.


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