Motto:  “Nam Lumen Christi”

Official languages: English

Government
• Prince and Grand Master
• Grand Commander
• Grand Chancellor
• Grand Hospitaller

We are a modern Christian Order, dedicated to:

Seeking the Creative Forces in our lives and promoting love and respect for our heritage and community.
Helping pilgrims visit holy places and maintaining a Christian presence in the Holy Land.
Supporting the poor, sick, and unjustly accused; standing against oppression and protecting freedom of speech.
Encouraging the noble ideas of Chivalry; maintaining the monuments, archives, and history of the Christian Faith.

Membership

To become a member of the Order, one must be a Christian.
The Order does not restrict membership to any single Christian Church; it is Ecumenical.
Membership in the Order requires that each candidate be a Christian of any denomination.
Membership is offered by invitation only after a careful screening and interview process.
The principal considerations in accepting members are: demonstrated good character, willingness to serve humanity, commitment to the ideals of Christianity.
The Order invests membership upon only those men and women who deport themselves in an honourable and chivalrous manner, who will be committed to the Christian values and precepts.

Legal System

Common Law based on the Anglican Communion system of canon law. Of which the principal body of canon law enacted since the English Reformation the Book of Canons approved by the Convocations of Canterbury and York in 1604 and 1606 respectively.
 

The Order as the result of diplomatic negotiations seeks actively to implement its status of extraterritoriality.

 




Archangel Patron of the Order


Gabriel



(Ananias Restoring the Sight of St Paul)

Saint Patron of the Order

The Holy Apostle Ananias of the Seventy: The holy, glorious, all-laudable Apostle Ananias is numbered among the Seventy Apostles. He was the first Bishop of Damascus. The Lord ordered him to restore the sight of Saul, the former persecutor of Christians, then baptize him (Acts 9:10-19, 22:12). Saul became the great preacher and Apostle Paul. St Ananias boldly and openly confessed Christianity before the Jews and the pagans, despite the danger.

From Damascus he went to preach at Eleutheropolis, where he healed many of their infirmities. Lucian, the prefect of the city, tried to persuade the holy one to offer sacrifice to idols. Because of Ananias’ staunch and solid confession of Christ, Lucian ordered that he be tortured. Harsh torments did not sway the witness of Truth. Then the torturers led him out beyond the city, where they stoned him. The saint prayed for those who put him to death. His relics were later transferred to Constantinople.

The Founding and Purpose of the Order

Jesus Christ, whom his teachings the Hospitaller Order of the Good News holds as its founder, instructed his followers to heal the sick. The early Christians were noted for tending the sick and infirm, and Christian emphasis on practical charity gave rise to the development of systematic nursing and hospitals. In like manner to the Benedictine rule which holds that "the care of the sick is to be placed above and before every other duty, as if indeed Christ were being directly served by waiting on them".

 


 
 
 

      
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