The mission of the Knights of the Orthodox Order of Saint John Russian Grand Priory (OOSJ) is to preserve our Russian  and Hospitaller tradtions for times eternal through education and assistance to people placed into positions of adversity.


OOSJ is governed by a council of officers. 

At the regional and local levels area leaders promote the organization, organize local activities, and produce relief efforts. 


OOSJ programs support our mission, vision, and goals by helping people grow, by addressing impedements to living a free and healthy life, and by spreading the light of our Imperial and Hospitaller heritage through education and celebration. 

In adition to internal development and sustainability programs, OOSJ focuses on four program areas:

  • Children in Adversity
  • Natural Disaster Relief
  • Orthodox Church
  • Imperial Russian and Hospitaller Heritage


OOSJ works to achieve program goals through project initiatives carried out by the OOSJ leadership or through the work of local groups or induviduals. Each member of OOSJ is expected to directly support the organization’s program goals whether through official initiatives or through personal efforts.  

  • UN Events Initiative
  • Missions to Tibet
  • Monistary reconstruction funding
  • Imperial Russia Royal Hawaiian Heritage Festival

The OOSJ is an IRS qualified 501(c)3 tax exempt charitable organizaion with DPI-NGO consultive status in the United Nations. The OOSJ utilizes a traditional chivalric order structre that is typical for most membership organizations. Since the mission of OOSJ is to preseve the historic ancient traditions of the Order, members are initiated at traditional investitures held at locations throughout the world. 

Pro Fide Pro Utilitate Hominum
The Knights of the Orthodox Order of Saint John Russian Grand Priory