What is the Sacred Medical Order of the Knights (church) of Hope?

SMOKH  is the Hospitaller Order of Physicians and Ecclesiae (Latin plural: church). The order strives for  the promotion of education, historical preservation, and medical welfare. SMOKH promotes modern monastic (natural) life for those living in constant education, helping others, providing spiritual counseling and therapeutics, etc. all in keeping with Matthew 10:8 (NASB): “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give.”

SMOKH provides healthcare practitioners a legal and spiritual path to offer Biblical health and wellness services to their clients – the practice we refer to as Ecclesiastic (Monastic) Medicine, a tradition dating back to the beginning of the Christian era. The very word ‘hospital’, as a shelter for the needy, is clearly of Christian origin. Nursing and monastic medicine were the very origins of nature cure (aka ‘naturopathy‘) as our anthology of medical history points out.

What is Monastic Medicine?

Monastic Medicinal Practice is the system of using “nature cure,” dietary reform and hygiene developed through Christian medical practices of Europe in the monasteries. Many European medicinal herbs obtained their names through these monasteries–St. John’s Wort, Wormwood, Angelica, etc.

What is Sanctified Healing?

Sanctified Healing is based on indigenous Christian principles using prayer, education, the healing power of nature (vis medicatrix naturae), hygeine, nutrition, health screenings, therapeutics, and spiritual counseling. To sanctify is to treat our body temple with respect, to make holy, to purify. All this was and is the basis of monastic medicine of Christiandom, the forerunner of naturopathy. It has as its goal homeostasis within the body. This may be achieved by sanctifying (respecting and purifying) the proper and necessary balance between the integrated components body-mind-spirit.