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Order of the Torse of King Wenceslas IV

A condition of acceptance as a full member of the Knights of the a Torse is a real interest in working order. Based on the recommendations of the Council Procedure followed by the nomination and subsequent adoption Chapterhouse order for the member. The highlight of the investiture , ie smuggling of new regular and honorary members of the Order (men and women) on the Knight / ladies order a Torse .At the request of a candidate for membership in the order of the Council may order clerk reduce time and reduce the age for admission to the order of up to 17 years.Membership in the order is available and the legacy of their ancestors . In this case, the offspring ( boys and girls) members of the order who might not reach 18 years of age.A condition of acceptance as a full member of the Order is also paying entry tax, which is currently the Council Regulations set at CZK … for which the new member receives a gradually nun uniform monastic robe and insignia of the Order .The honorary knight and lady may become citizens who were honorary membership in the Council Procedure Regulations were offered and accepted by them . In particular , these are people that have made Bohemia and Moravia its scientific, artistic , writer , business or similar activities , or persons who significantly spiritually or materially support the objectives of the rules .

Grandmasters

Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia – 

originator of the order – Wenceslaus (also Wenceslas; Czech: Václav; German: Wenzel, nicknamed der Faule („the Idle“); 26 February 1361 – 16 August 1419) was, by inheritance, King of Bohemia (as Wenceslaus IV) from 1363 and by election, German King (formally King of the Romans) from 1376. He was the third Bohemian and second German monarch of the Luxembourg dynasty. Wenceslaus was deposed in 1400 as King of the Romans, but continued to rule as Bohemian king until his death.

Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor – 

Sigismund of Luxemburg (14 February 1368 – 9 December 1437) was King of Hungary and Croatia from 1387, King of Bohemia from 1419, and Holy Roman Emperor for four years from 1433 until 1437, the last male member of the House of Luxemburg. He was also King of Italy from 1431, and of Germany from 1411. He was regarded as highly educated, spoke several languages (among them German, Latin, Italian and French) and was – unlike his father Charles – an outgoing person who also took pleasure in the tournament.

Sigismund was one of the driving forces behind the Council of Constance that ended the Papal Schism, but which in the end also led to the Hussite Wars that dominated the later period of Sigismund’s life. He was buried inNagyvárad, Kingdom of Hungary (now Oradea, Romania), next to the tomb of the King Saint Ladislaus I of Hungary.

Albert II of Germany – 

Albert the Magnanimous KG (10 August 1397 – 27 October 1439) was King of Hungary and Croatia from 1437 until his death. He was also King of Bohemia, elected (but never crowned) King of Germany as Albert II, duke of Luxembourg and, as Albert V, archduke of Austria from 1404

code of rules

The Statutes of the Knights of a Torse.   Our order is Catholic and it is the duty of every member to defend their faith. To protect and assist Regulations brothers / sisters. The only thing that unites us is our common goal, faith and well-being of the order.

Knights of the a Torse  (the order) is a fellowship of men and women professing the principles of Christian morality that his previous life, actions and attitudes convince a promise confirmed that they will strengthen, develop and protect the traditions of the nation, especially in the cultural, artistic, scientific , spiritual, political and economic. Knights of the a Torse acts as a secular knighthood and operates in the Czech Republic.The Order operates on the principle of freedom of belief and religion, unites all Christians, dissenters and those who receive for their ten virtues of knights, honor, loyalty, faith, hope, love, compassion, bravery, justice, wisdom and moderation.Order is apolitical – Catholic – social organization.The headquarters of the Order isOrder forms based on historical administrative division of the earth province. They are headed by Grandmaster. In towns and villages, where the conditions it establishes order Commandery order. They are headed by Commander

II. Members of the order, their rights and obligations.The Order consists of:Full members (knights and ladies) who have applied for admission and were admitted.Honorary members (knights and ladies), which was proposed for membership of their existing attitudes, activities and work done for Czech, Moravian and Silesian spiritual revival in the broadest sense of the word.Member of the Order (knight or lady) can only be a person 18 years or older, that their current way of life proved to be worthy of this honor, and it is able to fulfill the objectives of their work order and the order was confirmed this promise.If the Board recommends Regulations and chapter order approves the adoption, may become a member of the Order exceptionally under the age of 18, but her rights and obligations soar in force after the completion of the age.Admission of new members of the Order:New members of the Order, the General (or terrestrial) Chapter of the Council to adopt the full members of the order.The admission of regular and honorary members (knights and ladies) decided by the General or Provincial) Chapter Procedure vote.The number of honorary members of the Order may reach a maximum of two thirds of the number of full members of the order.Termination of membership:Written communication of the withdrawal of the order.Deaths.Cancellation of membership for continuous non-payment of membership fees.Decision of the General Chapter of the order of dismissal from the Order, and particularly due to final conviction for an offense to imprisonment or because a member has acted contrary to the objectives of the order.

The rights and obligations:Regular and honorary members of the Order may be used in accordance with the laws of the Czech Republic, personal character, which confirms Grand Master, representing the Czech grandmaster or provincial champion order to herald a proposal for its own behalf may use the abbreviation knight – a lady.Regular and honorary members of the Order are entitled to wear the members of the order (jacket, uniforms and insignia of the Order, the Order of Honor and a chain).Members of the order have the right to elect and be elected to the Order of functions, participate in activities and work order and all working and ceremonial meetings and rallies order.It is the duty of members of the Order is to observe the Statutes Regulations active participation in the implementation and realization of the objectives of Procedure, promotion in the civil society and the proper payment of applicable tax and contributions of order.Each member wears a chain tied to the right leg – (this is the only official action)III. Symbols Order.The Saints are the order – (document saints Procedure)Memorable day the order is May 1The badge is a representation of a chain with a kingfisher.Flags and banners of the Order is a blue flag with a white a chainThe order’s motto: Heart of a sword in the right place.The emblem of the order is a chain.The logo is also placed on the order of magnitude of the seal.

 IV. Objectives of the order. The objective of the Regulations is especially care about the historical, spiritual and material heritage of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia and its inhabitants, its preservation and development for future generations. Support for the monarchy. Defend and proclaim the Catholic faith. order: Defends the right to freedom of thought and promotes spiritual revival národa.Návrat to the traditions and historical continuity of the monarchy Protects Czech, Moravian and Silesian shrines, monuments connected with the history of the nation. Initiates protect graves and relics of Czech rulers and contributes to their conservation, research and public awareness. It strengthens Christian, national and state-forming consciousness of the Czech nation. It is involved in charitable and humanitarian assistance to the needy in the form of collections and sponsorship. It creates opportunities and conditions for collecting funds to meet the above objectives. Supports or creates petition.

Chapter V. General Regulations.All full members of the Order consists of Procedure of the General Assembly. Honorary members if they attend the meetings of the chapter, have the right to vote. The General Chapter of the Order is the supreme body of the order.The General Chapter of the order usually meets twice a year at the spring and autumn meetings of the order, or as needed.Between sessions of the General Chapter of the Order is controlled by the order of magnitude thirteen council, chosen by the General Chapter of the order at its meetings, and who decides and acts as a statutory body Regulations. Outwardly order represents grandmaster, Moravian master and chancellor of law and order or the person authorized by the Board.The General Chapter elects order:Grand Master of the order,his deputy – Czech Provincial Champion Regulationsmasters of the earth,officials Regulationsadvice Regulationsat least three auditors order who control the financial and economic activity of ProcedureThe General Chapter of the order approving the statutes of the order.The General Chapter of the order decided by:All serious questions of the Order,on admission or exclusion of members of the order,the property of the order,disputes concerning the internal life of the Order,establishing the province of the earth,to cancel the order.The General Chapter of the order assigns tasks:Provincial Masters of the Order and the earth’s masters,earth kapitulám individual provinces of the Order,monastic council officials and Regulationskomturům Regulationsmembers of the order VI. Grandmaster order.Grand Master of the Order is elected by the General Chapter of the order.Grand Master of the order may be elected a citizen of another country.Grand Master of the order represents the outside.Grand Master of the right to convene the General Assembly Regulations under these statutes, to manage it and preside over it.Grand Master of the right to request reports on the work order and individual state and province to make suggestions and guidelines General Chapter of the order, the Board order and the order kapitulám in each province of the earth.Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of Honor awarded a chain and investiture fit members of the order to the knights and ladies.Grand Master of the Order is in its capacity up to 65 years. Then, he became Emeritus and Honorary Grand Master.Revoke it can only provincial council together with the representative of the Grand Master – the decision must be unanimous.Grandmaster is in office until the age of 65 unless he leaves. VII. Masters of the earth and the earth’s chapter order.Czech Provincial Masters of the Order is elected by the General Chapter of the Order and is representative of the Grand Master of the Order. In the absence of Grandmaster governing the behavior of the chapter (General and Provincial) and the Council Procedure Regulations outwardly represents and manages other terrestrial masters and servants, and secures order of magnitude seal.In the absence of the Grand Master receives Czech provincial champion Procedure promise of new members of the order and carries out their investiture. This power may, if necessary, submit to other provincial champions.Czech Provincial Masters of the Order of the Knights of Honor awarded a chain.Provincial champions are elected by the provincial Chapters Regulations convened Provincial Chapter of order and manage their meetings and Provincial officials order. Their choice confirms the General Chapter of the order.Provincial Chapter of the order approving the establishment of Commander in Komenda and functions. VIII. Officials order.Officers of the order are: Chancellor, Secretary, Treasurer, herald, archivist, treasurer and executive order and master – Legate for Foreign Relations.Provincial province of the earth can elect officials.Officials order are always elected from ordinary members of the order.Tasks officials:Chancellor:Represents the Moravian regional champion Regulationshandled agenda order and is responsible for it,in monastic festivals carries a chain (the flag) – Badge of the Order.Secretary:It represents the Chancellor of law and, if necessary, manages the agenda Regulationscherishes smuggling swordin monastic festivals smuggling carries a sword,manages and provides professional work.Treasurer:Manages the finance Procedurecollect contributions from individual members of the order,preserves and protects the insignia of the Order and symbolsprepares and organizes charity events Regulations.Herold:Prepares and manages the order of ceremony (ceremonial meeting, gathering, investiture, etc.) and supervise their correct execution,preparing proposals for new personal character and the honorable members of the proper order and vedeřádový erbovník,drawn up appointment diplomas,Regulations in the festivities wearing a tabard heroldskou stick.Archivist:Manages the monastic archives and libraries,collects, records and stores the documents Regulationscollects and records the findings on the activities of other orders and communities,prepared and conducted historical research.Treasurer:Administers and manages the Order propertyleads agenda on economic activity order, its tax obligations azajišťuje negotiations with potential sponsors,performs and maintains an inventory of assets Regulationsannually to the Council Regulations and the General Chapter lot of information ovýsledcích economic activity order and fulfillment of tax obligations.Director:If necessary acts and acts on behalf of the public order,provides and discusses the sponsorship agreement,provides and discusses grant contributionsannually to the Council Regulations and the General Chapter lot of information about the results of their activities.Master – Legate for Foreign Relations:Represents and represents the order in a specific area or country,perform the tasks entrusted to it by the Council or the General Chapter of the order,annually report on its activities to the General Chapter of Procedure IX. Patrons order.Patrons order of individuals and institutions on a number of auspice, which affirmed in writing issued by the Charter. XI. Expiry of order.Knights of the old can a chain about his voluntary termination decide the affirmative vote of two-thirds majority of members present at the meeting of Procedure of the General Chapter Procedure.If the decision to cancel the order, the General Chapter of the order liquidators and decide on settlement of property order. XII. Final provisions.In the event that the activities of the Knights of a chain circumstance occurs that is not regulated by the statutes, is used when addressing adequately the general legislation.Knights of the a chain in its activities are governed by the laws of the Czech Republic.The General Chapter of the Knights of a chain is required to modify the statutes of the order under the new legal standards concerning the activities of civic associations.Statutes of the Knights of a chain were adopted in 2014 5.6

Religious emblems III…. Religious badges.

The Saints are the order – (document saints Procedure) Memorable day the order is 24.8 – a symbol of this holiday is the Virgin on a lion, The badge is a White torse

  • Memorable day the order is 24.8 – a symbol of this holiday is the Virgin on a lion, The badge is a  White Torse
  • Curly thistle – (flowering in the second half of August on the slopes of the royal castle Tocnik
  • Kingfisher – (symbolizing Christ’s Resurrection on Easter throw God and also a precise date Wenceslaus  knightly accolade at Easter in 1382 in the sand).
  • The Order castle Tocnik
  • Nun shrine – now desolate large hall (at that time the largest in the Czech Kingdom) Terraced Palace Royal Castle Tocnik.
  • Flags and banners of the Order is a blue flag with a white a torse
  • The order’s motto: Heart of a sword in the right place.
  • The emblem of the white is a torse
  • The logo is also placed on the order of magnitude of the seal.

Conditions for obtaining membership in the knightly Order of the Torse

A condition of acceptance as a full member of the Knights of the a Torse is a real interest in working order. Based on the recommendations of the Council Procedure followed by the nomination and subsequent adoption Chapterhouse order for the member. The highlight of the investiture , ie smuggling of new regular and honorary members of the Order (men and women) on the Knight / ladies order a Torse .At the request of a candidate for membership in the order of the Council may order clerk reduce time and reduce the age for admission to the order of up to 17 years.Membership in the order is available and the legacy of their ancestors . In this case, the offspring ( boys and girls) members of the order who might not reach 18 years of age.A condition of acceptance as a full member of the Order is also paying entry tax, which is currently the Council Regulations set at CZK … for which the new member receives a gradually nun uniform monastic robe and insignia of the Order .The honorary knight and lady may become citizens who were honorary membership in the Council Procedure Regulations were offered and accepted by them . In particular , these are people that have made Bohemia and Moravia its scientific, artistic , writer , business or similar activities , or persons who significantly spiritually or materially support the objectives of the rules .

Grand Master (order)

Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia

Wenceslaus (also Wenceslas; Czech: Václav; German: Wenzel, nicknamed der Faule („the Idle“);[26 February 1361 – 16 August 1419) was, by inheritance, King of Bohemia (as Wenceslaus IV) from 1363 and by election, German King (formally King of the Romans) from 1376. He was the third Bohemian and third German monarch of the Luxembourg dynasty. Wenceslaus was deposed in 1400 as King of the Romans, but continued to rule as Bohemian king until his death.

Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor

Sigismund of Luxemburg (14 February 1368 – 9 December 1437) was Prince-elector of Brandenburg from 1378 until 1388 and from 1411 until 1415, King of Hungary and Croatia from 1387, King of Germany from 1411, King of Bohemia from 1419, King of Italy from 1431, and Holy Roman Emperor for four years from 1433 until 1437, the last male member of the House of Luxemburg.He was regarded as highly educated, spoke several languages (among them French, German, Hungarian, Italian, and Latin) and was – unlike his father Charles – an outgoing person who also took pleasure in the tournament.

Sigismund was one of the driving forces behind the Council of Constance that ended the Papal Schism, but which in the end also led to the Hussite Wars that dominated the later period of Sigismund’s life. He was buried in NagyváradKingdom of Hungary (now Oradea, Romania), next to the tomb of the King Saint Ladislaus I of Hungary.

Albert II of Germany

Albert the Magnanimous KG (10 August 1397 – 27 October 1439) was King of Hungary and Croatia from 1437 until his death. He was also King of Bohemia, elected (but never crowned) King of Germany as Albert II, duke of Luxembourg and, as Albert V, archduke of Austria from 1404.

Ladislaus the Posthumous

Ladislaus the Posthumous, known also as Ladislas (22 February 1440 – 23 November 1457), was Duke of Austria, and King of Hungary, Croatia and Bohemia. He was the posthumous son of Albert of Habsburg and Albert’s wife, Elizabeth of Luxembourg. Although Albert, who ruled Austria, Hungary (including Croatia), and Bohemia, bequeathed all his realms to his future son on his deathbed, only the Estates of Austria accepted hislast will. Fearing of an Ottoman invasion, the majority of the Hungarian lords and prelates decided to offer the crown to Vladislaus III of Poland. In Bohemia, the Hussite noblemen and towns denied to acknowledge the hereditary right of the late king’s descendants to the throne, but did not elect a new king.

Albert III, Duke of Austria

Albert III of Austria (9 September 1349 – 29 August 1395), known as Albert with the Pigtail (German: Albrecht mit dem Zopf), a member of the House of Habsburg, was Duke of Austria from 1365 until his death.

Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor

Maximilian II (31 July 1527 – 12 October 1576), a member of the Austrian House of Habsburg, was Holy Roman Emperor from 1564 until his death. He was crowned King of Bohemia in Prague on 14 May 1562 andelected King of Germany (King of the Romans) on 24 November 1562. On 16 July 1563 he was crowned King of Hungary and Croatia in the Hungarian capital Pressburg (Pozsony in Hungarian; now Bratislava, Slovakia). On 25 July 1564 he succeeded his father Ferdinand I as ruler of the Holy Roman Empire.

 

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