137 delegates and a lot of nobles from all over Lithuania took part in the Congress of Nobles' Union in April, 1996.

Dr. Jonas Stankus, the leader of the Union, spoke about the present and future of the Lithuanian Royal Union of Nobility (LBKS). He paid attention to the fact that the Union members gathered to the Congress being consolidated and able to carry out its main tasks indicated in the statute, to foster citizens' national and public responsibility an national dignity, to have respect for the historical past of the country, to take care of its language, ethics, culture, etc.

During the Congress a lot of attention was paid to the amendments of the Union Statute. Up to now full membership, members and associated members belonged to the union. As the majority of the members proved that they're of noble origin it was decided to call them full membership. Only legitimised nobles can get full membership to be recognized with nobility statement.

The Statement of Nobility Recognition was designed by drawer Giedrius Reimeris.



Act of Nobility recognition service, 2014



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Such statements were used till 2005, July 6,
designed by drawer Giedrė Bulotaitė-Jurkuniene

Heraldry, in Latin 'heroldus', is the study of coats of arms and crests; this includes composition, elucidation and research. The coat of arms is the distinctive family badge or crest, which indicates the state, city, estate, and family. Usually they were represented on flags, coins, seals, etc.

About Lithuanian Heraldry

From the Exhebition of nobles' coats of arms of Grand Duchy of Lithuania,

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Heraldry, in Latin 'heroldus', is the study of coats of arms and crests; this includes composition, elucidation and research. The coat of arms is the distinctive family badge or crest, which indicates the state, city, estate, and family. Usually they were represented on flags, coins, seals, etc.

As a rule, a coat of arms consists of the shield and helmet. The shield is the basis of all coats of arms. The shape of shield changes with the times. The helmet had equal importance with the shield and is the second most important part of a coats of arms. Various figures can adorn coats of arms. In Lithuanian coats of arms, heraldic figures were not used: birds, animals, plants or the attributes of warriors. The Lithuanian coats of arms are different from other nations' coats of arms. They are more spiritual than military. Although the main part of coats of arms, shield and helmet, cannot be changed; the other parts are allowed to express some interpretation.

The colors on the coat of arms is very important:

  • Gold or yellow means nobility, honesty, prudence;
  • Silver or white means joy, brightness, innocence, rightousness;
  • Red means courage and love;
  • Blue means loyalty and conscientiousness;
  • Black means melancholy, wisdom and intelligence;
  • Green means freedom, beauty, joy, gladness, health and hope.
The first coats of arms appeared in Lithuania in the 13th and 14th centuries. The knights used to get distinctive badges in fights with enemies. The nobles used their coats of arms on shields, helmets, coats and flags. These badges couldn't be called coats of arms untill the 14th century because they didn't correspond to the rules of heraldry: they were missing the shield, special colors and inheritance. The badges originated from symbols. Even in the 5th century B.C. the towns had their signs.
The first coats of arms mostly were with the arrow motif.The other group of coats of arms were ofPolish origin and historically Lithuania had many in common with Poland. Many of themare borne by nobles nowadays. The Polish nobles used to go war under one flag. The noblesof one district used the same badge on their flags.In this way many families came to bear one coat of arms.
Over the cource of centuries the coats of arms changed. Lithuanian nobles, getting the Polish coats of arms, supplemented them with some figures,and changed their names.

The coats of arms appeared in Medieval Times. They are an international language of symbols, part of the nation's culture, which represents the state, town, or the person himself.

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A feast would not be a real feast if we hadn't assigned to it some peaces of artistic, creative work. As the writer dedicates his verses, a composer expresses his thoughts in music, a painter in his pictures, and a farmer gives out his love to the grain.



"Lithuanian Royal Union of Nobility" is juridical person, have its seal, flag and other symbolic" is affirmed in the statute of LRUN, in the first congress of LRUN and in the common regulations. The statute of LRUN was adopted on April 23, 1994 at the first LRUN congress. The flag of LRUN is sky-blue colour, 1,5x1 m in size fabric with the gold edges. The gold royal crown and the sign (turned over letter M with small cross above) of king Mindaugas are embroidered in the centre of flag. The circle, consisted of silver written letters "LIETUVOS BAJORŲ KARALIŠKOJI SĄJUNGA" (Lithuanian Royal Union of Nobility), three oak leaves and two acorns surround these two elements: flag and crown.

The author and the painter of project is sculptor professor Dr. Konstantinas Bogdanas; the embroidering is made by folks artist, teacher Virginija Kasperavičiūtė.

Description by author Dr. Konstantinas Bogdanas.
Translated by A.Musteikiene

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