elcome to the Official Website of the North American Exarchate for the Imperial Order of Saint Eugene of Trebizond. It is our hope that as you browse these pages, your knowledge of Trebizond and the Imperial Order of Saint Eugene will increase to your benefit.

With the fall of the last Byzantine Empire of Trebizond to the forces of Islam in 1461, Byzantium ceased to exist. Refugees from the Eastern Empire settled throughout Western Europe, including the surviving few members of the Imperial Family of Trebizond. These refugees kept the traditions and history of the Eastern Realms from disappearing while still serving the Imperial Family.

This website is dedicated to the remaining members of the Imperial Family of Trebizond and the Imperial Order of Knighthood that they lead. The final approval for all of the information contained herein was given by the Grand Master of the Order of Saint Eugene of Trebizond, H.I. & R.H. Prince Juan Arcadio Láscaris-Comneno (1926-2013). The current leader of the Order, H.I. & R.H. la Princesa María Eugenia Isabel Láscaris-Comneno Monroy, Suprema Gran Dama de la Orden, Princess of Byzantium, has approved the contents of this Website.

As you read through our pages, you may see many terms that will seem strange. Saint Eugene was a martyr in the Christian faith at Trebizond, so this Order follows the Eastern Orthodox Church’s religious tradition which uses Greek terminology. There is a glossary that will help you understand this terminology. Today, this Order embraces Christians of any denomination.

The Imperial Order of Saint Eugene of Trebizond is headquartered in Spain, but is truly an international and world-wide organization of chivalry and knighthood.

Most of the information on this site was originally prepared by the Exarch for North America, His Grace Dr. Sir Russell R. Fritz, G.Cl.E.Tr, the Duke of Marykatos. Editing and updating was provided by The Count of Kyzikos, His Excellency Sir Robert H. Cowan, G.C.E.Tr. North American Silvermaster.

Enjoy!

North American Chancellery

From the Chancellery of the North American Exarchate
The Duke of Marykatos, Exarch
Imperial Order of Saint Eugene of Trebizond
California
H.I. & R.H. la Princesa María Eugenia Isabel Láscaris-Comneno Monroy
Princess of Byzantium
Suprema Gran Dama de la Orden
Madrid
2013


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