The Order of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called with a diamond star is the highest order of the Russian Orthodox Church .
|Order of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called with a diamond star|
|Motto||I am the light of the world|
|Type of||Order of the Russian Orthodox Church|
|Who is handed|
|Established||December 28, 1988|
|Junior Award||Order of the Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Grand Duke Vladimir|
The order was established by the definition of Patriarch Pimen and the Holy Synod on December 28, 1988 in honor of the 1000th anniversary of the Baptism of Russia.
The order of the saint is awarded to the primates of the local Orthodox churches for outstanding services to strengthen Christianity.
The order has one degree.
When awarded, the badge of the order, a diamond star, a ribbon and a letter are awarded. The badge of the order is worn on a ribbon on the right side in the upper chest. When wearing the badge of the order on the shoulder tape, it is located under the diamond star of the order. All other orders of the Russian Orthodox Church are worn below.
Description of the Order
Badge of the Order
The badge of the order has an oval shape. In the center is a medallion depicting the holy Ap. St. Andrew the First-Called in the technique of "Rostov enamel". The saint is depicted in full growth against the backdrop of a large four-pointed Andreevsky cross. The image is framed by a thin twisted rim, which is surrounded around the entire perimeter by cubic zirconias . Two palm branches, in the form of a wreath, frame the central oval with inserted into them, vertically and horizontally, four synthetic ruby octagonal stones. Four rectangular faceted chrome diopsides are located on the diagonal of the order. The whole composition is combined by the rays of a rhomboid shape. A ribbon supporting the crown, into which three cubic zirconias are inserted, is lowered from the upper corner of the rhombus on both sides. The sign is made of silver.
The mark is worn on a green shoulder moire ribbon 110 mm wide.
The star of the order is a circle superimposed on a rhombus with sharp rays diverging from the center. Rays are grouped in bunches of 5 and 7 rays and form two four-pointed crosses. One of them, wider and located vertically and horizontally, is decorated with cubic zirconias. In the central circle on a slightly convex white enamel surface there is a relief gilded monogram - “S.A.” (“St. Andrew”). In a circle there is an enamel strip of ultramarine color, in the upper part of which there is a relief gilded inscription in the Church Slavonic language “I AM THE WORLD'S WORLD”, and in the lower part there is a small cross and two oak branches. The circle is framed by cubic zirconias. The star is made of silver.
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