Dr. Anthony B. James receives Award Pro Merito Spes June 10, 2017
Dr. Anthony B. James, Minister and Ordained Priest, Director of Education: SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and School of Ayurveda, Chairman: Native American Indigenous Church receives the award: The Pro Merito Spes ( Order for Rewards of Hope). The award of merit was conferred by the SMOCH (Sacred Medical Order of The Church of Hope) Missionary Diocese of the Iglesia Catolica del Oriente en Brasil, Latinoamérica y Caribe (Holy Apostolic Orthodox Catholic Church of the East in Brazil). The ceremony was conducted in the historic St. Thomas Lowland Church, Nevis, West Indies . St. Thomas Lowland Church was the first Anglican Church in the Caribbean, and the oldest church on Nevis, St. Thomas, built in 1643. Various officials from Nevis, St. Kitts, Curaçao, Columbia, Ecuador, Cuba, Venezuela, UK, Portugal, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and USA were in attendance.
The award was presented by S.A.E. Monseñor Mar Adao Pereira da Silva Arzobispo-Metropolitano: Obispo-Metropolitano and Dr. Charles Mcwilliams, Vicar Bishop Dr. of Med. Charles McWilliams– Grand Master SMOCH.
Ceremony was conducted in Nevis, West Indies, St. Thomas Lowland Church. The first Anglican Church in the Caribbean, and the oldest church on Nevis, St. Thomas’ was built in 1643.