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Benefits of entering the Sacred Medical Order

religious order is traditionally a long lineage of communities and organizations. The typical order is composed of laypeople, students, professors, philosophers, scholars, and clergy.


The Essenes, Ebionites, and Therapeutae established monastic forms of living and medical practices. The Knights Lazarus and Hospitallers established infirmaries for the sick and poor. Monastic medicine preserved the great medical works of Greek and Roman cultures during the medieval times, as well as establishing ambulatory care. Anglican Methodists established clerical medicine, which migrated to the United States, helping establish the 13 colonies and contributing significantly to the American reformation of medicine.  Natural medicine, also known as ‘naturopathy,’ evolved from these traditions. Ecclesiastical medicine, today as a religious, non-secular practice; utilizes vitalistic, physiological, psychological, mechanical, and laying of hands as modalities obtained and learned from times past. We use nature, as in air, water, light, heat, salts of the earth, phytotherapeutics, natural foods; food and herbal simples and extracts together with natural medicines, naturally processed foods and herbs as nature’s remedies that are physiologically and naturally compatible to body processes for maintenance of health; as well as liberal use of prayer, dietary (scriptural) reform, sunlight and exercise. 


Historically, the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem (LatinOrdo Fratrum Hospitalis Sancti Ioannis Hierosolymitani), commonly known as the Knights Hospitaller (or Hospitaler) and the Order of Saint John, was a medieval and renaissance Order that established the 'hospital' as an institution, had a medical school on the island of Malta, and hundreds of years later was re-established as St. John Ambulance and helped form the Red Cross. Thus it is not a typical order, but is set apart from secular society as a nonprofit, yet retains elements of its heritage as do many medical institutions and universities with centuries old roots.


The Sacred Medical Order of the Knights of Hope (SMOKH) was formed in 2004 by members of St. John as an Order of special function to preserve the sacred medical teachings while remaining under the shelter as a humanitarian, nonprofit, and non-governmental organization. It is today registered in St. Christopher & Nevis, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Curacao, and the State of Florida and enjoins over 14,000 members being affiliated with the Order of St. Lazarus and the Boriken Nation. The PanAmerican University is operated and managed by the Order.


Students who enter the Order by membership as Novitate, have special benefits, library access, and receive Award and Accolade points with each course registration. Also,, members have access to the Order's massive, online library of books, audio and video recordings, as part of continuing education and membership. Awards points can be applied to special courses of study, or points can be applied to Accolades (Knighthood)..


Accolades are a privilege granted as a special honor or as an acknowledgment of humanitarian or scholastic merit. More details are provided upon membership.




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