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THE EPISCOPAL ORDER OF KNIGHTHOOD
The Knights of H.O.P.E.
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.
The Knights of H.O.P.E. are a Holy Order composed of men and women willing to work together for the protection
of Human Rights, promoting Education for women, children and families and restoring Family Values. This
is a hardworking, dedicated group of like-minded people, they are the Executives, the appointed Officials, the Diplomats,
the Royals, the Nobles, the Priests, the Mothers, the Fathers, the Brothers and Sisters, who are willing to stand up to make
a difference in a big way.
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.
The Vidames and Vidamesses of H.O.P.E. are composed of men and women willing to work together
for the protection of Human Rights, promoting Education, and restoring Family Values for women, children and families. This
is not a laid-back, "pay your dues", and get a pretty cape and a set of regalia to display on your trophy wall.
This is a hardworking, dedicated group of like-minded people who solicit donations from corporate sponsors, who believe in
our mission. They are the Executives, the appointed Officials, the Diplomats, the Royals, the Nobles, the Priests, the
Mothers, the Fathers, the Brother and Sisters, who are willing to stand up to make a difference in a big way. These are the
men and women who will take a vow to promote the A.N.G.E.L. Foundation in their community. Whether be it a small town, a big
city or an entire country, the Knights and Vidames of H.O.P.E. will succeed in their mission to support our cause.