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SMOCK [Pronunciation] is a nonprofit Order registered in Nevis for the promotion of education and medical welfare. SMOKH promotes modern monastic life for those living in constant education, helping others, providing religious counseling and therapeutics, etc. all in keeping with Matthew 10-8: Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

As an ecumenical Order, membership of the Sacred Medical Order is by invitation to both men and women who are of good character and standing in their community, want to learn about the sacred philosophies, medicines, and therapeutics who wish to help suffering mankind.

SMOKH has many hundreds of members from diverse fields. Now in its fourteenth year of service, with its focus is on education and monsatic medical practices. It is established and operates on Nevis Island, with priories in Curacao, Puerto Rico, Florida, and Ecuador, maintaining our historical and traditional link with the Knights of St. John of St. Christopher/Nevis (c. 1651). The Knights of Hope maintain a Hospitaller/Crusader Museum and Medical Monastic Library, as well as a service Chapel. It supports the St. Thomas Anglican Church, the oldest on Nevis built in 1643.


WE PROVIDE healthcare practitioners a legal and spiritual path to offer Biblical health and wellness services to their clients – the practice we refer to as Ecclesiastic (Monastic) Medicine, a tradition dating back to the beginning of the Christian era. The very word 'hospital', as a shelter for the needy, is clearly of Christian origin. Nursing and monastic medicine were the very origins of nature cure (aka 'naturopathy') as our anthology of medical history points out.

Natural medicine is Abrahamic and clearly begins and ends with natural laws. 'In God we Trust,' is the motto of common law understanding. Our Forefathers chose the system of Common Law based on the Law of Moses (Ten Commandments) as the Law of the Land. This led to 'sphere sovereignty', separation of 'church' and 'state.'

For services by skilled healthcare practitioners of faith, the clear legal path for your practice is the Church. SMOKH offers the sound and legitimate steps to Healer's Ordination with subsequent commission (license) to faith-based practices.

You can learn more about becoming a Sanctified Healer  at our membership page...


Books About the Order

SMOKH (Knights of Hope) is member of the United Grand Priories of the Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem.

SMOKH (Knights of Hope) recognition by the World Seat of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem (SOSJ)

SMOCH (Church of Hope) is a Missionary Diocese of the Iglesia Catolica del Oriente en Brasil, Latinoamérica y Caribe.

Ecclesiastical Province of the Eastern Chaldean Church in Brazil



Doctoral Degree with Title of Nobility (special application)

Sacred Monastic Order • Church of Hope Inc. - State of Florida Religious College

School of Monastic (Natural) Medicine

Become a Friend of the Order and receive all 7 Volumes of the Order, a certificate suitable for framing, a special pin brooch, and be placed on our monthly eNewsletter now in its 5th year...

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Carribean History of the Hospitallers, VON Radio Interviews

#1 April 2017 / #2 May 2017 - Youtube

Next Investiture, Fall of 2017, Tampa, Florida








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