Your entered maximum bid will not be disclosed to the seller or other auction participants at any point. to view all items in this collection. Our medal represents the eight points of the Maltese or Almafi cross, meaning the eight beatitudes taught by Christ in his Sermon on the Mount. The monastery received the support of numerous rulers during this time, both Christian and Moslem. The second millennium of the history of the monastery is characterized by its recognition throughout the Christian and Moslem worlds. This rare and interesting piece is probably from the late 19th or early 20th Century. An Order of Saint Catherine of Mount Sinai, Grand Cross Star, c.1870; ... angels transported her body to the peak of Mount Sinaï where it rests in the seventeen-hundred-years-old Monastery of Saint Catherine. All bids are subject to a Buyer's Premium which is in addition to the placed successful bid. When he died in 1905, her lover took over as ‘Grand Master’, having awarded himself the title ‘Comte d'Alby de Gratigny’. The Order is one of a number created by ‘Marie de Lusignan’, wife of ‘Guy de Lusignan’, self-styled Prince of Jerusalem, of Cyprus and of Armenia. The Augusta Helen went to Jerusalem in the year AD 327, and the monks of Sinai appealed to her for the construction of a church at the site of the Burning Bush. In the fine French style with eight hand filed and detailed arms, with a white enameled Maltese cross affixed by four pins, with a silver Jerusalem Cross in each quadrant, crown affixed by two pins, within a red enamel ring radiating flames inscribed in gilt letters ‘POUR BAILLER SA FOI’ (to convey her faith), reverse with two stays as well as pin assembly, makers cartouche of Pouteau, well hallmarked on catch and pin with boars head denoting French silver guarantee, measuring 86 mm (w) x 86 mm (h), with only very minimal enamel loss to radiating flames, otherwise extremely fine. Mary and the Child Icon (13th Century) Saint Catherine's Monastery, Sinai, Egypt ( Wikimedia Commons ) Due to the departure of the Romans in the second half of the 4th century AD, lawlessness descended on the region, and the monastic communities eventually sought the aid of the Byzantine emperor. This was especially true of the Sinai dependency at Herakleon, in Crete, which at that time was ruled by the Most Serene Republic of Venice. The Arab conquest of Egypt dates to AD 641. If another auction participant places a bid of $110 dollars, the system will subsequently place a bid of $111 dollars on your behalf. At the same time, the peaceful way of life of the monks won the respect of the Moslem world. The Crusades and the establishment of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem (AD 1099-1270) promoted the monastery as a place of pilgrimage, thus ending the earlier isolation that had lasted for some 350 years. This is an opportunity for new members to profess their devotion to our patron saint, Catherine of Sinai, to their peers. At the beginning of the sixteenth century, when Egypt became part of the Ottoman Empire, the monastery once again found itself united politically with the ancient Orthodox patriarchates, as it had been in early Christian times. Yet at this time of isolation and hardship, the monks were consoled by the recovery of the relics of Saint Catherine and their translation to the monastery. Attend the investiture ceremony and make the solemn declaration of the Knight / Noble Dame: "I solemnly declare that I will be faithful and devoted to the Order and the Priory, and I will do everything in my power to contribute to its glory and prosperity, and try to observe its objectives, and conduct myself as a person of honour", © 2014 Religious and military Order of St-Catherine of Sinai, Religious and military Order of the Knights of St-Catherine of Sinai. It is estimated that by the seventh century there were some six hundred monastics living in the region of Sinai. The emperor also commanded that soldiers be sent to construct the basilica and fortress, and to continue to reside in the area and protect the monastery. The following rate of Buyer's Premium will be added to the Hammer Price of each Lot that you purchase: Twenty-Two Percent (22%) of the Hammer Price. To this day, one may see inscriptions and votive offerings left by the pilgrims during the time of the Crusades. Knight's Order of St. Catherine with Mount Sinai. As a result, we cannot show you the price in catalog or the product page. Recognize the Christian foundations of the Order; Support our objectives by his or her devotion and his or her annual membership fees to the Priory; Attend regular investiture and activities of his or her Priory. The monastery received special care from the Pope of Rome, and the Order of Saint Catherine was established for the protection of the monastery. This chapel is sometimes referred to as the Chapel of Saint Helen, and is dated to the year AD 330. The flourishing of Sinai monasticism was greatly aided by the command of the Emperor Justinian (who reigned from 527-565 AD) to construct a great basilica at the site of the Burning Bush, and high surrounding walls. Any future Noble Knight or Dame must have some of these qualities. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Knights of St. Catherine of Sinai must comply with the general requirements described below. Our price is lower than the manufacturer's "minimum advertised price." It was at this same time that monks from Syria and Georgia came to Sinai, seeking refuge, and bringing with them precious manuscripts. Eventually she was tortured and executed for her faith. This item is part of The Dr. Albert Goodwin Collection. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Knights of St. Catherine of Sinai must comply with the general requirements described below. Dr. Goodwin had a successful career as an educator and prominent physician in New York as well as actively serving in both World Wars with the United States Medical Corps. The founder of the Order and her husband were well-known for creating orders for financial gain and social prestige and he seems to have started life named ‘Kafta’ and to have become a Maronite priest before taking on a royal title. He acted as both President and Vice-President of the Orders and Medals Society of America (OMSA) and is responsible for organizing their first convention in 1960. Having seen the sign of the Cross in the heavens at the decisive moment when he was marching towards Rome, he desired to found a church at the place of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ that would be the most splendid church in all the empire. His knowledge and passion for history and awards is evident in this meticulously compiled collection that is now available in its entirety for the first time exclusively on eMedals.com. The one said, “For the salvation of our most august emperor Justinian.” The other says, “For the memory and repose of our departed empress Theodora.” The empress Theodora died in the year 548, and the basilica is first mentioned by Procopius, writing about the year 556.
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