The Holy Order of the Knights of H.O.P.E.

Hon. Guenter Alfred Rieger Vidame Brother Superior 


It gives me great pleasure to officially announce Rt Hon. Guenter Alfred Rieger as Vidame Brother Superior for the Order of the Knights of H.O.P.E.

According to International Law you're granted the right  to use legally the title Lord Guenter Alfred Rieger.

Your title thus allows the Vidame and Vidamesse to be properly addressed as "Lord" and "Lady".

Lord Guenter will manage and administer the Membership of the Order with all the rights and privileges of his office."

Congratulations and God bless.

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.

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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.


To Protect and Educate...

"You don’t have to be perfect to make a difference in this world.

We were all created with amazing gifts and potential just waiting to be unlocked. Each of us has our own unique gifts.

Find your strengths and don’t let your shortcomings hold you back from taking action.

Celebrate your gifts. Let your strengths guide you and let your true inner self shine."

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