The Sacred Medical Order is a private membership organization, representing a Hospitaller tradition and legacy dedicated to preserving the tradition of monastic medicine, and including hospital works, ambulance services, medical provisions and missions, vocation, etc. Medical missions is the term used for missionary endeavors that involve the administration of medical care, solace, and various forms assistance and treatment. As has been common among missionary efforts from the 16th to 20th centuries, medical missionaries often involves residents of the "Western world" traveling to locales from the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, or the Pacific Islands, but also those dedicated to problems at home.
SMOCK is primarily an ecclesiastical, medical and educational Order. As an ecumenical membership by invitation, to both men and women, who are of good character and standing in their community, having desire to learn about our sacred medicines, and who wish to help the suffering of mankind. SMOKH is a unique ministry providing fraternity, education, and Church commissions (licensure). SMOKH has many hundreds of members from diverse fields. Now in its nineteenth year of service, with its focus is on education and medical preparedness. It is established and operates on Nevis Island maintaining a teaching center, clinic, museum, historical and traditional link with the founding Knights of St. John of St. Christopher/Nevis (c. 1651) and affiliations to other organizations. The Knights of Hope maintain a Hospitaller/Crusader Museum and Medical Monastic Library, as well as a service Chapel. We have also recently opened an office in Lares, Puerto Rico.
WE PROVIDE healthcare practitioners education, fraternity, a legal and spiritual path to offer health and wellness services to patrons – the practice we refer to as Ecclesiastic (Monastic) Medicine. For services by skilled healthcare practitioners of faith and morals, the clear legal path for your practice is the Church. SMOKH offers the sound and legitimate steps to Healer's Ordination with subsequent commission (license) to faith-based practice.