Grand Cross

The Florentine Service Order is an extension of the Most Honourable Legion of the Eagle of Christ. It was originally established to recognize the distinguished service and honorable conduct in defense of the Anglican Patriarchate (Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church) through direct engagement. Its scope was soon expanded to include distinguished service in a volunteer or clerical capacity to the Patriarchate or to humanity on a global, national, or local level. It is conferred by H.H.E. the Archfather.

The red of the ribbon is the color of martyrdom, and the yellow is the color of heavenly victory, in diagonal stripes like the stole of a deacon, all in honor of St. Stephen the Deacon & Protomartyr. On the ribbon is a bar with the abbreviation "Pro D.N.J.C.," meaning "For Our Lord Jesus Christ."

The postnominals are "FSO" in English and "OFS" in Italian. In precedence it ranks immediately below the St. Stephen's Cross and above the Order of Merit.

Grand Cross

The Grand Cross of the order is rarely conferred by H.H.E. the Archfather for exceptional service to the Patriarchate or to the Archfather. The insignia is identical to the regular form of the order, but is pendant from oak clusters and crossed swords studded with diamonds. It is pendant from a yellow sash worn over the right shoulder or from a yellow neck ribbon.


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