Monday, September 7, 2020

Legion of the Eagle Consecrated to Christ


Jean DuBois

FIRENZE-NUOVA ROMA 7 September 2020 (ORCNS) -- The Most Honourable Legion of the Eagle, the senior-most religious and dynastic order of the Anglican Patriarchate, was formally consecrated to Our Lord Jesus Christ on 5 September by His High-Eminence the Archfather Rutherford I. The consecration was formalised in a Patriarchal Constitution entitled "Praeclarissima Legio Aquilae." 

The dedication to Christ has always been a part of the Legion, which is the Christian successor to the IX Spanish Legion, founded by Julius Caesar. The eagle itself represents the divine victory of Christ. The consecration simply formalises this long-standing devotion. As a result, the Feast of Corpus Christi has been declared the principal feast of the Legion. The Feast of the Sacred Heart was also added as an official feast day, along with the already-existing feast of St. Patrick, Bishop and Confessor. 

Also as a result of this consecration, the Legion was granted the augmentation "of Christ" to its name. Thus, though "Legion of the Eagle" remains correct, its full name is the Most Honourable Legion of the Eagle of Christ. 

Additionally, three forms of additional neck insignia were approved for the Legion for Companions who hold other specific rare honours of the patriarchate. These are:

1. The Legion of the Eagle with Merit and Service Cross: Companions of Justice or of Honour who also are Members of the Order of Merit of St. Stephen and Our Lady of Walsingham and Companions Grand Cross of the Florentine Service Order. This consists of the cross of the Order of Merit, which contains within it the "Lesser Eagle" of the Legion, pendant from the blue stone of the Legion of the Eagle, pendant from the cluster of the Grand Cross of the Florentine Service Order. 

2. The Legion of the Eagle with Service Cross: Companions of Justice or of Honour who also are Companions Grand Cross of the Florentine Service Order. This consists of the cross of the Grand Cross of the Florentine Service Order, which contains within it the "Lesser Eagle" of the Legion, pendant from the blue stone of the Legion of the Eagle, pendant from the cluster of the Grand Cross of the Florentine Service Order. 

3. The Legion of the Eagle with Merit Cross: Companions of Justice or of Honour who also are Members of the Order of Merit of St. Stephen and Our Lady of Walsingham. This consists of the cross of the Order of Merit pendant from the blue stone of the Legion of the Eagle.

For more about the Legion of the Eagle, please see: http://www.regno.org/eagle.html

or in Italian, http://www.regno.org/aquila.html

Legion of the Eagle with Merit Cross

Legion of the Eagle with Service Cross

Legion of the Eagle with
Merit and Service Cross