THE GOOD NEWS
who walks with me, walks with Him”
"Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my
covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all
people: for all the earth is mine:
And ye shall be unto me a Kingdom of priests, and an Holy Nation." -
Order of the Good News
The Mottos of the Order
"The Lord He
who walks with me, walks with Him”
"Others may do as they may, but for me and my house,
we will serve the Lord!"
Lord, make known His paths, love thy brother as
Hospitalaria de la Buena Nueva
(Brazil & Africa: Cabinda, Kongo, Lunda Tchokwe, Angola, Mozambique, Guinea Bissau)
of the Order
“Our Nation is and will always be
loyal to Thee Christ our God, Protect and guide us your
children of God on Earth”
From Middle French ecclésiastique and directly from
Late Latin ecclesiasticus, from Greek ekklesiastikos
"of the (ancient Athenian) assembly," in late Greek,
"of the church," from ekklesiastes "speaker in an
assembly or church, preacher," from ekkalein "to
As a noun, "one holding an office in the Christian
Women: Women are considered as equals with
the men, in their activities, in their abilities to
formulate, to live, to act, to serve the Lord.
Cross of the Order
of the Cross of the Hospitallers Order of the Good News
traditional shield with its base and surroundings in Gold
containing two crosses; one cross in Gold upon which there is a
second cross in White both crosses are over a Red cloth.
Gold represents the Golden Age of the Return of the Christ
Red represents the Blood of the sacrifice of Jesus
represents the Purity of the Teachings of the Christ
Colours of the Shield of the Order are the Following
RGB colour value of #D8982B
Red RGB colour value of
White RGB colour value of #FFFEFE
The circle with the Cross,
These make for the sign that all thou hast heard is fulfilled in
IN THE ORDER
first appeared in Europe in the 12th Century. Arms were borne
originally by monarchs, great nobles and knights –
essentially the noble and warrior classes.
the practice of using arms was widely imitated, and not only by
individuals. Heim states that the Church began to use arms in the
mid-13th Century for the purpose of identification.
the early days of heraldry, before the establishment of heraldic
regulatory authorities, arms were assumed.
assumption of arms implied no virtue or qualification but was
merely a mark of identification. The adopted armorial compositions
had to be distinctive, rather than symbolic, to be effective.
Fr. Selvester stated that the designs did not necessarily contain
a meaning that could be “read” like some code or
cathedrals, churches, abbeys and other religious organizations
displayed arms, particularly in seals. In addition, members of the
clergy used personal arms – even though, in theory, they
would never be combatants and thus, again in theory, would not
need to be easily recognizable on a battlefield.
principal vehicle for heraldry coming into the Church was the
seal. In the Middle Ages, as they became more involved in civil
administration, a greater use of seals by bishops occurs.
became increasingly important to the Church as it was a means to
distinctly mark more than documents.
seals were originally oval, or in a “vesica”, to
differentiate them from the round secular seals, and usually
depicted figures of saints or even portraits of the bishop him
self (as seen in the example at left).
could be marked as belonging to a bishop, abbey or prelate via
and property were marked as were servants and officials with
The heraldic emblem often evolved into
symbols of office and authority.
As non-combatants the
clergy replaced some of the more martial elements in heraldry with
objects they used in the exercising of their office(s).
shield remained; but the helm, mantle, torse and crest (as well as
supporters and symbols of secular honours and dignities)
disappeared and were replaced by the mitre, cross, crozier and
galero, an ecclesiastical hat of which the colour and the number
of tassels denote the ecclesiastic rank of the armiger.
Fr. Guy W. Selvester, M.Div., M.A.
of the Order
grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I
'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear
hour I first believ'd!
Thro' many dangers, toils, and
I have already come;
'Tis grace hath brought me safe
And grace will lead me home.
The Lord has
promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my
shield and portion be
As long as life endures.
this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever
Rev. John Newton (1725–1807)
Symbols of the Order
of the Order
of the Order
The Pennon of the Order "THE LORD HE IS GOD"
of the Order
Star, Aquilegia x Hybrida
the colour of
both water and planet Earth. Corresponding to the Physical Body in
its 5 pointed star.
the purity of the Soul in its attachment to the physical body in
its 5 pointed star.
the electrical vibration of the spirit in a perfect eternal
The Principality of the Good
of Arms of the Capital City of the Order
of name: "Those who
Location: The "City
in the Hills and the Plains", Principado da Boa Nova, Bahia,
Brazil, South America
The City were those activities in which there is the application of
the Healing Arts. It is were there are those that by injury, or by
old age, or by mental derangements are given particular attention by
those in the "City in the Hills and the Plains."
This "City in the Hills and the Plains" is where the Teachings of
Christ, and those activities which bring, which make for the better
understanding to Peoples of many lands, as to a Union of Thought for
the conservation of power and strength towards the making of All
lands better and safer for man's indwelling.
“How beautiful on the
mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that
publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that
publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!” Isaiah
Archangels Patrons of the Order
Michael The Defender of Children
Defender of Children
Healing Patron of the Order
Holy Apostle Ananias of the Seventy: The holy, glorious,
all-laudable Apostle Ananias is numbered among the Seventy
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).
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.
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
of the Order
of the Order
Missionary Patron of the Order
Francis of Assisi
The correct meaning of the
term Essene is Expectancy.
“That it is healthier to
live in the country than in large towns, is a plain matter of fact
which experience renders familiar to all.
But it is only with in a comparatively short period that any attempt
has been made to investigate the causes of this effect; though
without such an investigation it is obviously impossible to devise
any means at all likely to be effectual in improving the health of
If we would arrive at an intelligent view of the subject, we must
carefully consider the phenomena which are engendered in the course
of years by the impregnation of the soil of cities with substances
which are deposited there in the shape of refuse, or gradually
accumulate from various sources.
Everything that comes into contact with man partakes more or less of
the character of clothing, and is similarly affected by the action
of those causes which are in constant operation wherever men are
Clothes, as we all know, require to be frequently washed and
changed; and if we cannot cleanse and renew the soil upon which we
tread, and the emanations from which are constantly rising about us,
we ought at least to endeavour to maintain its natural purity as far
as lies in our power.
Let the soil be impregnated with organic matter of various kinds;
let it receive water enough to moisten it, but not enough to cleanse
it; let this water be charged with a solution of sulphate of lime,
which, by its combination with the organic substances buried in the
soil, will give rise to the most mephitic and poisonous gases; let
the ventilation which might have carried off these deleterious
emanations be impeded; let light, which facilitates the slow
combustion of organic substances, be prevented from often reaching
the ground; and we have combined" all the conditions necessary to
render the soil a pest-house of infection, a dreadful swamp under
the show of splendour, whence silently go forth day and night the
treacherous agents of so many diseases, which are in reality nothing
but the natural and necessary results of this concealed corruption.
The usual causes of the accumulation of those substances which tend
to render the soil of large towns prejudicial to health, are, the
necessity we are under of using organic substances for food, and the
various consequences of that use, the employment of these substances
in manufactures, the domestic animals which live among us, and the
human corpses which were formerly—and are sometimes even now, if the
statements in the public press are to be believed— buried in the
heart of towns, and, wasting away by decomposition, after a number
of years form a large mass of putrid matter.
In towns lighted by gas—that is to say, in all towns of any
extent—there is an addition al cause of infection, and one which, if
not counteracted, may become, in time, productive of immense
This is the development of vapours which, after being carried along
with the gas in the pipes, issue through the escapes, and spread in
the earth, giving it a fetid smell that betrays itself when there is
any digging for repairs, make trees wither and perish by poisoning
the roots, and taint the water in wells.
It is obvious from the above remarks, that the means of preventing
the soil from getting into an unhealthy state must consist mainly in
endeavouring to diminish, as much as possible, the quantity, of
organic substances which penetrate into the earth.
The most customary and simple plan is, to pave the streets with
Independently of the advantages of this plan on the score of
convenience for traffic, and the prevention of the formation of ruts
and puddles, it evidently diminishes the permeable portion of the
soil, since it is only through the interstices between the stones
that anything can reach the earth beneath.
Among other means of accomplishing this important object, the
following deserve special mention.
There should be numerous water-plugs frequently, if not constantly,
open, so as to pour into the gutters a body of water sufficient to
carry off all the filth from the houses before it has time to sink
into the soil. Sewers and drains should be plentifully laid down and
kept thoroughly watertight.
To prevent the dispersion of the vapours and fluids engendered by
the gas, some recommend that the gas-pipes should be placed inside
the sewers. It is alleged that such an arrangement would render the
repair of escapes more convenient, but on this point there is some
room for a difference of opinion.
Cemeteries should be placed not merely quite out of the town, but
also below its level; for if the water which runs through the soil
finds its way by subterranean imbibition to the soil of the town, it
is evident that the evil, against which we are anxious to guard,
will be secretly gaining ground.
Every species of manufacture which gives out much organic matter
ought to be removed to a distance from the town, or carried on close
to a stream of water, powerful enough to carry off everything of
this sort at once.
Lastly, the strict est vigilance should be exercised over all
gardens, markets, and other places where organic substances are
likely to accumulate.
But, besides resorting to such preventive measures as the above, it
is of the greatest importance to employ suitable means for
counteracting the infection which already exists in the soil. It is
a fact, to which we can no longer shut our eyes, that in almost all
our considerable towns the soil is more or less infected.
In this, as in other cases, prevention is better than cure.
The first step should be to let the oxygen of the atmosphere have
free circulation wherever there are organic materials capable of
becoming injurious to health by decomposition.
It is well known that oxygen, especially when aided by the influence
of light, has a tendency to convert organic matter into water,
carbonic acid, and nitrogen, by a slow combustion, which, from the
moderation of its action, involves no sort of danger. Thus, oxygen
is a powerful agent, which destroys the sources of infection
whenever it is brought into contact with them.
Besides, the air, by penetrating freely into every hole and corner,
has a tendency to dry the earth, the streets, and the walls of the
houses. Hence, not only ought the streets to be of sufficient width,
but the yard s at the back of the houses should' be large enough to
admit the fresh air to that side as well as the other, for if this
is not the case the work of purification is only half done.
The next means to be employed consists in the use of wells, a means
which has never yet received a fair trial, but which, with proper
management, is capable of being turned to good account. A single
experiment by a skilful engineer may suffice to demonstrate this.
Having sunk a well in an old farm-yard, the soil of which had been
long impregnated with the manure to a considerable depth, he could
not get any water from the well at all fit to drink, though the
water of another well, situated at a little distance above this, was
excellent. However, by dint of working the well, and using the water
from it for purposes of cultivation, he at last succeeded in
completely changing its condition.
The water gradually lost its colour and its smell, till in the
course of a few years it became quite fit to drink. It is evident
that, in this case, the well performed the part of an emunctory.
It served to wash the body of the soil by means of the water which
was drawn down to it, dissolving and bringing with it the animal
substances through which it passed.
This action is naturally very slow, and depends upon the quantity of
rain -water imbibed by the earth, and flowing down to the interior
of the well; but it cannot be denied that, in general, when there
are many wells in a town, they contribute to the gradual
purification of the soil, especially if, at the same time, the
preventive measures above indicated be adopted.
But here an important observation suggests itself with regard to
paving, and that is, that the paving, which in some degree prevents
the soil on which towns are built from being penetrated with
infectious matter, in the same degree prevents it from being
cleansed by the rain which falls upon it, and would otherwise sink
This was remarked by the sagacious Franklin, who, in his will,
observed that the soil of towns being paved and covered with houses,
the rain is carried off, instead of penetrating the earth and
renewing and purifying the springs; in consequence of which the
water from the wells becomes worse every day, till in old towns it
is not fit to drink.
There is evidently no other means of remedying the evil than to have
pure water laid on from without; but at the same time it is
desirable not to abandon the use of wells wherever they can be sunk,
because of their valuable action as emunctories, when the
subterranean water that gradually accumulates in them is
A third resource, and one which is likely to be more effectual than
any other, consists in the raising of plantations near the town.
As an eminent engineer observes, if the utility of trees in
preventing the impoverishment of sloping ground, and mitigating the
evil effects of violent or continuous rain, is undeniable, they must
be no less serviceable in constantly counteracting the unhealthiness
produced, or on the point of being produced, in populous towns by
organic matter and the excessive dampness of the soil.
The roots of the trees, by spreading out in all directions within
the soil, relieve it of the moisture, charged with organic an d
saline materials, that it has imbibed. At the same time the more
distant portions of the roots, by virtue of the law of capillary
attraction, give back to the earth a portion of the water with which
they are overcharged; and thus, if the trees are sufficiently
numerous and suitably arranged, a subterranean circulation is
Hence we have here self-acting emunctories, far more efficient than
wells, because they can be multiplied to a greater extent.
It has been ascertained by experiment that a sunflower, placed in a
glazed flower-pot covered with a sheet of lead, so as merely to let
the stem come through, will evaporate as much as twenty-eight pints
of water in the course of only twelve hours. What, then, must have
been the quantity if the experiment had been made upon a tree?
At the same time that the water is thus drawn off, it is purified.
The pure liquid is diffused through the atmosphere, and contributes
to freshen and improve the air. The salts and organic substances are
absorbed by the roots, and serve as nourishment to the tree; so
that, by this happy combination, the very deleterious substances
themselves are employed to sustain the agents destined to counteract
But in proportion to the efficacy of this measure in promoting the
health and improving the aspect of towns, is the necessity of
careful consideration with regard to the number and arrangement of
the trees in different quarters, the choice of such as are suitable
for the irrespective positions, and the steps to be taken in order
that the roots, as they extend, may meet with sufficient nourishment
without ever passing through beds impregnated with substances that
are deleterious, or deprived of the oxygen of the atmosphere.
Unless these precautions are adopted, the success of the method must
be greatly impaired, if not altogether nullified, because the
plantations cannot thrive.
Surely if anything were needed to convince even the most obtuse and
inert of the urgent necessity of prom pt and vigorous measures of
some sort, the recent outbreak of that dreadful pestilence which is
now making such fearful havoc in almost every portion of the globe,
is more than sufficient for the purpose.” - in “The Illustrated
Magazine of Art”, Vol. 4, No. 23, 1854.
Order of the Good News follows its Ecclesiastic Heritage in the
Apostolic Succession of the Episcopal Lines of Bishop Joannes
Mosases, and in particular follows the example and legacy of 1
of the 3 groups of Israelites: The Essenes
In the Christian
Community follows the ideas and ideals as laid down by the
original founders of the Unitarian Christian Movement and their
aim in Uniting the Christian Church, the Christian Family.
Following are a few distinguished Unitarian:
Franklin (1706–1790) - Founding Fathers of the United
John Adams (1735–1826) – Second
President of the United States
(1743–1826) – Third president of the United
Charles Darwin (1809–1882) - English
naturalist and geologist
Arthur J. Altmeyer
(1891–1972) – Father of the United States Social
(1812–1870) – English novelist
(1642-1726) – English physicist and mathematician
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(1733–1804) – Discoverer of Oxygen
(1820–1910) - Social reformer, statistician, founder of
Architecture of the Order
Victorian style: Gothic Revival architecture
such as spires, buttresses, pointed arch door surrounds and
windows and decorative ironwork; medieval influences of flowers
and plants, heraldic motifs and quatrefoils.
Tudor style: multi-paned, lattice work and
casement windows; stained glass with heraldic and ecclesiastical
motifs; rich wood panelling, plasterwork and stone hearth
surrounds; walls adorned with tapestries and embroideries; walls
adorned with tapestries and embroideries; velvet, damask and
brocade fabrics for bed hangings and drapes; decorative symbols of
flowers and plants; trestle tables, benches, heavy chests; and
wooden floors, encaustic tiles and plaited rush matting.
3. Cornerstone of Buildings
The Official Buildings of the Order have each one a cornerstone. The
cornerstones are build in the triangle, and bear the following
"That we may make manifest the love of God and man."
James Version (KJV)
1 Honour a physician
with the honour due unto him for the gifts which ye may have of
him: for the Lord hath created him.
2 For of the most
High cometh healing, and he shall receive honour of the king.
3 The skill of the
physician shall lift up his head: and in the sight of great men he
shall be in admiration.
4 The Lord hath
created medicines out of the earth; and he that is wise will not
5 Was not the water
made sweet with wood, that the virtue thereof might be known?
6 And he hath given
men skill, that he might be honoured in his marvellous works.
7 With such doth he
heal men, and taketh away their pains.
8 Of such doth the
apothecary make a confection; and of his works there is no end;
and from him is peace over all the earth,
9 My son, in thy
sickness be not negligent: but pray unto the Lord, and he will
make thee whole.
10 Leave off from
sin, and order thine hands aright, and cleanse thy heart from all
11 Give a sweet
savour, and a memorial of fine flour; and make a fat offering, as
12 Then give place
to the physician, for the Lord hath created him: let him not go
from thee, for thou hast need of him.
13 There is a time
when in their hands there is good success.
14 For they shall
also pray unto the Lord, that he would prosper that, which they
give for ease and remedy to prolong life.
15 He that sinneth
before his Maker, let him fall into the hand of the physician.
OF THE NAME
full name of the organization in the classical sense and within
its traditional principles and values is called: “Sovereign
Hospitaller Order Civil and Military of the Good News”
name of the Order indicates its aims and objectives as
Gives shelter and Provides for those activities related to the
provisions of Health Care, a new model for a medical philosophy
where patients cared primarily for themselves using Dietary,
Hygienic Methods and Spiritual aid drawn from the Living Word of
It is an Organization with a Hierarchy.
It works both with the civilian society as well the military in
like manner as other organizations such as other "Non Governmental
Organizations" in times of war or natural disasters.
This indicates the word of the living Christ and the Good News
that he brought to humankind 2,000 years ago.
Purposes of the Order
advance the Christian faith for the public benefit by:
Raising awareness and understanding of Christian religious beliefs
- Promoting the study of religious teachings
and practices and scriptures;
- Promoting religious
narratives and / or doctrines through producing and performing
musical and theatrical liturgy;
- Providing religious
instruction and supervision.”
main purpose of the Order is to give proof by Healing the sic, and
feeding the hungry, that the hope of the world is Jesus Christ and
the hope of the world rests in our ability to Educate others on
the Good News of the Gospels.
- To Maintain Civilization, Law and Order, Christianity and
Health, and to Teach the relationship with others, as ever set
forth by Him, given by Him, when He was Yehoshua "I Am the
Salvation" a Man: "Others may do as they
may, but for me and my house, we will serve the living God." Not
a dead past, but a living God. For as He gave, He is God of the
living, not of the dead.
Purposes of the Order
Areas of Work
- Charitable and solidarity activities
relating to the cultural, philosophical and spiritual values of
the Christian Faith;
- The provision of places of worship;
Raising awareness and understanding of the Christian religious
beliefs its Gospel and practices;
- Carrying out Missionary and
outreach Work and the physical establishment of Missions: To take
the living word of the Christ by the explanation of the gospels in
an understandable manner.
- Provide assistance and safety to all
Christians who may be fleeing religious persecutions;
advancement of Health Sciences by establishing of: Health and
Pharmacology Schools, First Aid Training Centres, Health Centres,
These centres to be operated under the classical
Monastic Medicine Therapies such: as those of Monsignor Sebastian
Kneipp and Rev. Johann Künzle;
advancement of education: Schools Primary, Secondary, Academic;
Library containing all universal knowledge available;
advancement of the Arts, Culture and Science:
Studies & Education;
Scientific research in Health Care
Farming, Forestry, Agriculture, horticulture,
Dairy Cheese & Yoghurt Production
- The advancement of
environmental protection and improvement of the management of
nature by humans;
- Personal and social services rendered by
others to meet the needs of individuals in the humanitarian field,
namely social assistance in the field of housing;
assistance for the sound management of natural resources in the
field of agriculture;
- Social assistance for the improvement
of agricultural techniques;
- Personal and social services
rendered by others to meet the needs of individuals, in particular
relating to the fight against hunger;
- Social and material
assistance and psychological support for victims of natural
catastrophes or wars;
- Charitable and social services;
Protection of Human life (civil protection);
- Protection of
- Protection of Plant life
Mission is helping families, friends, and communities to feed one
International Humanitarian services;
- Legal services;
Security services for the protection of property and individuals;
- Personal and social services rendered by others to meet the
needs of individuals, in particular in the Humanitarian field
"You know very well, Lord Jesus
Christ, that for your love I took upon me this war against your
adversaries. In Your hand you give me and those with me my strength
to overcome these blasphemers of Your Name." - Don Afonso Henriques
I, Founding King of Portugal 1152 Anno Domini.
The structure of the Order Defence
Force is based on the model Swiss militia system, soldiers and
officers keep their own personal equipment, including all personally
assigned weapons, at home (this also included ammunition).
Compulsory military service applies to all male Citizens of the
Order, with women serving voluntarily. Males receive initial orders
at the age of 18 for defence military conscription eligibility
or Lessons or Truths of the Order
On God: Christ The Lord Is God, and Saviour of Humankind.
2. On Civilizations and Institutions: Unless
those activities among men are the aid for the greater number,
rather than for the class or the few, they must eventually
3. On Service: As an Ecclesiastical group, may
individuals work, but the Order must supply to the needs of every character of individual,
whether they be of this or that faith. For the faith must be in
the good, in the God, that is presented in same.
Spiritual Awareness: To
sought communion with the unseen forces and influences in a
material world, from a spiritual world.
5. On Others: Magnify the
virtues, and minimize the faults in others. For there is none so
bad nor yet so good that any can afford to judge or speak evil of
the other. Ye may speak evil of evil things, but not of man. For
he is in the image of his God and his God is eternal. The man's
soul is eternal. Then speak not evil of thy brother, lest ye
condemn thine own self.
6. "The meek shall inherit the earth."
7. Each soul that manifests itself in human form Is thy
brother, and the spirit and soul of same is in the form of thy
Maker. For the Lord's sake, then, the opportunities are not to be
used to self's own glory but that the Glory of the Father may be
made manifest in the earth.
8. I Am my brother's keeper.
9. "If ye will be my people, I will be thy God," and "Though
ye wander to the far corners of the earth, if ye will call I will
hear - and will answer speedily."
10. He is the guide, "upon Him may I lean." Though at times
the way be heavy, or the storms such as to cause doubts and fears,
He stills the tempest, He brings harmony to those that are weary,
11. For the Lord thy God is One: One Lord, one Christ, one
faith, one hope, one baptism - in the Christ; putting on Christ.
These are the Tenets upon which the Foundation of the Order must be
laid. In that Name, and in Him, shall many find blessings and
NEWS FOR THE POOR: CHRISTIAN INFLUENCES ON SOCIAL WELFARE
For Christians, the question of what to do
about the poor raises even more critical concerns. How does God
want the poor to be treated? What does the Bible say?
is our responsibility as individuals and as part of the church to
our poor neighbours? How should Christians try to influence the
political and economic systems?
Biblical Principles Regarding the
The Bible records God’s revelation to people
and how humans have responded to God. The biblical record, taken
as a whole, supports specific principles about what it means to be
human and how humans should relate to God, to other people, and to
the environment. Some of the fundamental premises in the biblical
record set the stage for social welfare history. These basic
premises have been described in more detail by others
(Keith-Lucas, 1989; Sider, 1999), but generally include the
• Humans are created beings designed for
relationship with others. They are interdependent.
is concerned for justice and right relationships among people.
In these relationships humans can do great good or great harm.
Humans have the ability and responsibility to choose, perhaps not
their particular life circumstances, but how they will respond to
their life circumstances.
• Humans have value and
• Work is a natural part of human nature and
contributes to one’s sense of worth and dignity.
The ability to create wealth is a gift.
• Material and
environmental resources should be shared. They do not “belong”
to any one person or group. Stewardship is the human
responsibility to share resources fairly.
• God has a
special concern for those who are disadvantaged.
earliest biblical records reveal distinctive guidelines for the
care of the poor. The guidelines are shaped by the covenant
relationship of a people with their God who represented love and
If God is Creator, then all human life should be
treated with respect and care. This is a way to honour God. The
guidelines apply not only to individuals and families, but also to
the larger community and society.
The ancient Hebrew idea
of charity, tsedekah, is directly related to the concept of
justice (Morris, 1986). The helper benefited from the act of
charity as well as the one receiving help.
It was a
reciprocal benefit that balanced relationships between people. In
the Scriptures, God specified the need for interdependent
relationships and charity was an aspect of this.
prophet Micah summed up this principle by stating, “He has
showed you, O people, what is good. And what does the Lord require
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly
with your God” (Micah 6:8). God intended that society
benefit by sharing resources among all its members in a just and
The Old Testament law specified how the
community should provide care and to whom. God’s people were
supposed to be hospitable to strangers and foreigners (Exodus
22:21; Hebrews 13:2). The Sabbath and Jubilee years restored
property and maintained a more equitable distribution of resources
(Leviticus 25; Exodus 21: 1-11; Deuteronomy 15: 12-18).
Those with wealth were supposed to leave grains in the fields
for the poor (Leviticus 19: 9-10). Communities and families
cared for widows and orphans (Deuteronomy 14: 28-29; 26:12).
were to offer kind treatment to slaves and debtors and provide a
means for them to gain their freedom (Deuteronomy 15). Lenders
were to make loans without charging interest (Exodus 22: 25;
Deuteronomy 15: 1-11).
God is known for avenging the
mistreatment of the weak (Psalm 9:8, 12, 16; 10: 17-18).
prophets railed against the people and nations that failed to
behave mercifully and justly with the poor.
words of judgment when the laws were ignored (Isaiah 59: 15;
Ezekiel 34: 1-6; Amos 4: 1-3; Amos 5: 21-24; Zechariah 7: 8-14;
Those who could work were expected to do so,
but the laws were aimed at the community and required the kind of
compassion toward the poor that God himself had demonstrated.
God’s word strongly asserts that God is just and wants
people to behave in a just and caring way toward one another, and
especially toward the weak (Sider, 1999).
The New Testament
added a new and more challenging idea to the care of the poor.
Jesus’ life serves as a model for all to follow. The four
Gospels record the behavior of Jesus toward those who were
disenfranchised. The message to those who will hear it is to
“follow Jesus,” do what Jesus did.
his followers to love others as he loved. The reason to care about
the poor is not simply the reciprocal benefit of charity or
obedience to the Old Testament laws, but one’s commitment to
God. One cares about others, especially the poor, not because it
brings benefit but because that person in need is made in the
image of God:
“Whatever you do for one of the least
of these, you did for me” (Matthew 25:40).
Testament also proclaims God’s concern for justice. Jesus
announced his mission in his first public message in the synagogue
in Nazareth. He read from the prophet Isaiah, The Spirit of the
Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the
prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the
oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor (Luke
His ministry was characterized by attention to the
weak and helpless and oppressed.
The early church adopted
the same standard of care so that “there was no poverty
among them, because people who owned land or houses sold them and
brought the money to the apostles to give to others in need”
(Acts 4:34). The apostle James warned the church about unequal
distribution of material resources (James 5: 1-6) and about
prejudicial treatment based on one’s social class (James 2:
The Bible supports the value of work and the
accompanying idea that one’s ability to create wealth is a
gift. Adam and Eve worked in the Garden even before their fall
into sin. The story of Job shows that wealth can be transitory and
is subject to God’s control.
Jesus himself worked as
a carpenter. The apostle Paul admonishes believers to “settle
down and get to work and earn your own living,” and “whoever
does not work should not eat” (II Thessalonians 3:
Social Welfare History in Western
Biblical principles about human relationships
and God’s will for humans have had a profound impact on
social welfare history in the Western Hemisphere. The earliest
records of church life reveal radical efforts to be sure that
material and spiritual needs were met.
The book of Acts
states that material resources were shared in the community so
that none were needy. The early church stressed the need to
provide help to the poor even if some that were helped were not
deserving of it.
The charity of the early church was formulated in
small Christian communities that had little or no influence on the
state in the early years under Roman rule. Christianity began with
many, but not all, members from the poorer classes because most
people were from these ranks (Stark, 1996).
The aim was to
show God’s love. The church was not a political movement and
thus not necessarily directed at prompting social reform.
human tendency of those with sufficient means to try to
distinguish the deserving from the undeserving emerged regularly
and in contrast to the earliest biblical teachings. Some early
Christian leaders responded to this human tendency toward
Chrysostom of Antioch in the fourth century was
a strong advocate for charity based on the need of the giver to
share. He was concerned with the heart of the giver and the need
for those who had sufficient means to share with those who did
of Nanzianus believed that a lack of care for the poor was a
greater sin than giving to the undeserving poor (Keith-Lucas,
1989). The tension between the idea of charity as a need of the
giver’s soul and charity to simply meet the needs of the
poor has existed throughout social welfare history.
During the period of the Protestant
Reformation in the church, the culture changed from an agrarian
one built on a communitarian spirit to an industrial society
focused on individual rights and responsibility.
were more isolated and less interdependent. Understanding of many
biblical principles was shifting as well. Rather than the one Holy
Catholic Church representing the biblical tradition and having
authority to interpret biblical principles, the reform movement
sanctioned individual responsibility to God for understanding and
interpreting scripture and for how to live one’s faith.
Martin Luther, John Calvin, and the Anabaptists stressed
personal salvation and church authority became less hierarchical.
Anyone who had faith could relate to God and interpret the Bible.
Christians believing the call to follow Jesus
should be very concerned about global poverty. For the richest and
most powerful nation on earth to be knowledgeable about
devastating poverty in some nations and continue to live in its
ease evokes the prophetic voice of the Old Testament: “Away
with your hymns of praise! They are only noise to my ears. I will
not listen to your music, no matter how lovely it is.
I want to see a mighty flood of justice, a river of righteous
living that will never run dry” (Amos 5:23). “I
despise the pride and false glory of Israel, and I hate their
beautiful homes. I will give this city and everything in it to
their enemies” (Amos 6:8).
Biblical faith calls
Christians to practice good citizenship by being engaged in the
public discourse about social welfare policies and programs and
the impact of all policies on the poor in the world. The reality
for the twenty-first century is a global economy. It is this
political and economic context that will shape U.S. policy in the
Today, social welfare policies are inevitably
linked to the global marketplace. Minimum wage laws, immigration
laws, labour and trade laws will all influence how the poor are
treated in the United States as well as around the world. The
relationship of faith-based organizations and their provision of
social services with the government system of social services will
also continue to be a dominant theme.
The Bible says that we will have the
poor with us always (Deuteronomy 15:11; Matthew 26:11).
What distinguishes followers of Christ is
a fundamental commitment to continually work to support the most
vulnerable members of society for all are God’s children and
made in God’s image. Whether it is organizing a soup
kitchen or challenging tax policies, the call of God for
Christians is to bring good news to the poor. This is the mission
for social workers as well.
command to man is to subdue the earth! Use in applied manners all
the manifestations of God's love in those influences and forces of
the natural activities in the earth!
The sustainability of
the Order shall be from the running of the following sectors:
– Organic Agriculture
2 - Organic Horticulture
- Dairy Products Production (Organic Raw Milk, Cheese, Yoghurt &
5 - Wood (Construction and Paper Production Printing
and Personal Hygiene)
of, Food Condiments and Spices, Bovine Food Gelatine
a) Pharmacology grade production of medicinal raw materials
b) Production of Natural Remedies
– Wood Furniture
5 – Clay Bricks, Ceramic & Pottery
Fertilizers (Including Top Soil Production)
Biodegradable Sanitizers, Disinfectants
& Mild Detergents, Safe, Non-toxic formulas, products.
and Bio-coagulants for waste water purification
Heirloom Organic Seed Production
Fibres Production, Processing and Application
Production of Natural Dyes for Fabric & Clothes
– Book Publishing
4 – Nautical Navigation
7 - Electrical Sciences
9 - Aeromechanics: Science of the movement
of air and gases
Clinics and Centres
Clinics and Centres
"Behold, I will bring it Health and Cure, and
I will Cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of Peace
and Truth." Jeremiah 33:6
responsible to secure the Orders Facilities, including land
property, buildings and belongings hold inside any of the Orders
Social work in South America
- Support for peasant in agricultural development
- Women's Prisons
- Men's Prisons
2. In the future
Orphanages and Programs for Children
- Abandoned children
- Children with Mothers in Prison
- Kids from the street
- Teenage Mothers
- Health Centres
Living in Community
The member of the Order are part of the Order as citizens of the
Order. Life in the Order is based in the tenets of Christ, the
equality of between man and women and the freedom which is the right
of every soul on earth given by the Lord God to each and every
The Legal System of the
Theonomy is the bases of the Legal System of the Order, its
interpretation is made under 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. Common Law
is based on the premise that everything is legal unless it is
and Napoleonic Law is based on the premise that everything is
illegal unless it is deemed legal.
The Order as the result of its
policy through diplomatic negotiations seeks actively to implement
its ideal aimed and foreseeable status of extraterritoriality. The
Order is a De Jure State, establishing and becoming in a timely
an orderly manner a De Facto State.
Form of Government
The form of Government of the Order is called Theocracy, it is the
same form of Government which was implemented by Moses the Law
Giver, and kept by Yehoshua
"I Am the Salvation", in the
commonwealth of Israel from the time of Moses until the election of
Saul as King.
Government of the Order
A government of the people, for the people and by the people, a
realization of the need for a trust to man's seeking to be helpful
to his fellow man. As is set forth in the preamble, as is
interpreted in the Declaration of freedom, these are principles
which are eternal, those same set forth by those, through which the
hope of the world must come; which all men must recognize if they
are to live together as brethren.
Not that all need be of one mind, but
on one purpose and one hope, each loving his neighbour as himself.
The banner of the Cross be again lifted to the world, that hope may
come to the sons of men.
Yes, zealots have used and do use such for their own gratification,
but ye who would be the servant of all may indeed by the greatest
among his brethren.
A nation, too, may have a soul if those who formulate its policies
give it the spirit of truth, in the application of self. It is wise,
to concentrate on improving society by spreading religious
understanding, and know that science and religion are one, when
their purposes are one.
A Government established under that promise, which have been made as
"If ye will be my people, I will be thy God."
Government of the Nation
The Sovereign is The Lord He Is God.
The Nation is Governed by 3 Heads of State, called Regents.
These 3 Grand Masters of the Order are aided, and advised by the
Members of the Privy Council of the Order.
The Members of the
Privy Council are those who work as channels to the Throne of Universal
The Privy Council is formed of 12 Consuls of the Order.
the Son of Man Himself has not come to be served but to serve,
to give His life to set many others free.” - Mark 10:45
of the Order
Emmanuel or God among men
The Prince of Peace, The Lord Christ, He Is God
The Sovereign, The Master of
All Humanity, The Light of the World
Administration of the Order
The running of the Order is based in the cooperation between
Spiritual & Physical Worlds. And while it stays in Truth it
shall rule and exist. It shall rule for one thousand years has
an opportunity for soul development of many. This period will
create and allow for those conditions in which the soul of man
can find its place in the creation and its relationship between
the creator and the created. The Position of Grand Master of the
Order is by The Grace of God.
Master David, Regent
Grand Master Head of State
Field Marshall, Lord Protector of the Faith
"We all are born in this life with a mission,
and in general, that mission is to help others"
- Rui Gabirro
“The Purpose of Human Life is to Serve,
and to Show Compassion and the
will to Help Others” - Albert Schweitzer
The Function of the Grand Master
is to Serve
The Grand Master, is the Grand Master of the Order,
he us such: in the capacity of Administrative, Executive functions and
Responsibilities, he is the servant of all. The Grand Master of
the Order serves as a Guide, a Helper in Directing the Members of
the Order to the Light of Christ, Who Is God.
Hon. Dimitrij Klinar, Regent
Head of State
Field Marshall, Lord Protector of the Faith
Rt. Hon. Ingrid Betancourt, Regent
Head of State
Field Marshall, Lord Protector of the Faith
The Privy Council
Secretary of State for Agriculture
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
Secretary of State for Home Department
Secretary of State for Defence
Secretary of State for Education
Secretary of State for Work
Secretary of State for Social Work
Secretary of State for Industry & Technology
Secretary of State for Transportation