LARISSA EVANS GET TITLE OF LADY OF THE ORDER OF SAINT MAURIZIO AND SAINT LAZARO

In September 2014 Larissa Evans received the title of Lady of the Order of Saint Maurizio and Saint Lazaro (Order of Saint Lazarus and St. Maurizio) at a ceremony in Rome for the revival of cultural traditions of Russia.

The Order of Saint Maurizio and Saint Lazaro is the Order, founded by the royal house of Savoy, which gave origin for the former kings of Italy. The Order was created in Piedmont as the union of two orders - the Order of St. Lazarus, which appeared by the Christian knights during the Crusades and the Order of St. Maurizio, founded in 1434 as a dynastic Order of the House of Savoy. The Order of St. Lazarus and St. Maurizio was approved by the Pope in 1572, and the Duke of Savoy became Grand Master of the Order.

When the House of Savoy has ceased to govern Italy (it happened in the XIX century), the Order of St. Lazarus and St. Maurizio turned into the most prestigious Order in Italy, into which the sovereigns and aristocrats of Europe were let into. Today there are only 20,000 members of the Order throughout the world.

In the Order there are 6 grading levels for men and 3 for women.

Men let into the Order become Knights of Order; women let into the Order become Dames of the Order, and receive the title of Lady.

Dedication ceremony is held every year in Geneva or Rome, and it is held by the current head of the Order, the Grand Master, His Royal Highness Prince Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples and the Duke of Savoy, the son and heir of the last king of Italy. Exactly out of his hands Larissa Evans received a medal of the Order - a symbol of initiation.

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