“Nam Lumen Christi”
• 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
Helping pilgrims visit holy places and maintaining a Christian presence in the
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.
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
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.
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
The Order as the result of diplomatic negotiations
seeks actively to implement its status of extraterritoriality.
Archangel Patron of the Order
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
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".