THE EPISCOPAL ORDER OF KNIGHTHOOD
The Knights of H.O.P.E.

"Irregardless of what religion you practices, Equality, Peace, Love and the desire to have mutual understanding with your neighbor is the foundation that you should build upon...

When you open your heart and mind and extend your hand to help someone... nothing, but positive can develop from it."

~ Metropolitan Archbishop Count David J. Gagnon, D.D., Ph.D., FWCI

The Holy Order of Protection and Education (H.O.P.E.) is a Episcopal Order established by jus honorum on January 1, 2015 to support the A.N.G.E.L. (All Nations Generating Equal Love) Foundation, an International (IGO) Inter-Governmental Organization. 

The jus honorum is the prerogative and the right of a ecclesiastical authority (e.g. Bishop, an Abbot of a Monastery, a Patriarch, etc.) authorized by the proclamation from Emperor Honorius in 409 A.D., to create and to grant status of nobility, knighthood in nobility, coat of arms, and honorary decorations and distinctions of merit.

In Carolingian times, before the feudal era, important clerics such as Bishops and Abbots held formidable estates, but were forbidden by Canon Law from participating in the judicial and military aspects of life. To take their place, they appointed Vidames who exercised their powers under the close control of the Bishop. Originally appointed officers, they became hereditary like all other offices in the feudal system, passing to the eldest son and by default to the eldest daughter (the wife or daughter of a Vidame was a Vidamesse). As Loyseau (Taité des Seigneuries, 1608 A.D., p. 153) says, the Vidame is to the Bishop what the Viscount is to the Count. Their role was to manage and protect the estates of the bishopric, to exercise in his name the episcopal jurisdiction, to represent him at the Count's Court, to lead the Bishop's troops in battle and to protect the population from the abuses of the powerful.

Read more.....

The Holy Order of Protection and Education (H.O.P.E.) for Women, Children and Families is a Episcopal Order established to promote, protect and support the A.N.G.E.L. (All Nations Generating Equal Love) FOUNDATION and Human Rights. The membership is a strategic alliance of individuals from all walks of life who have joined together to become vital members of the Knights of HOPE. They're goal is to defend, support and promote Equality, Peace, Education, Solidarity and Human Rights.

Read more...