New York, New York (PRWEB) November 01, 2011
Mr. Kent was knighted during an investiture held on October 29, 2011 at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in San Diego, CA, inducting him into the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem. Mr. Thomas J. Kent Jr. is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kent Global, LLC and is developing an impressive reputation and record of philanthropy and small business development.
The Order of Saint Lazarus, founded during the Crusades, aims to defend Christianity while expecting its members to practice the Christian tenets of protecting and assisting the weak, helping the poor, aged, handicapped and sick. Today the Order is an international, ecumenical or non-denominational and independent non-governmental organization, traditionally organized as a Christian chivalric order. The Order dedicates itself especially to lepers, always mindful of it's origin in the Holy Land in the early centuries following the life of Christ, and to the supporting of the Christian faith.
The activities of the Order are worldwide with particular attention to leprosy. By its activities in charitable, philanthropic, health and education fields the Order contributes to the achievement of the aims and principles of the United Nations Charter and the Statute of the Council of Europe.
The investiture, wearing the mantle and the green eight pointed cross are more than a ritualistic maintenance of an old tradition; they are symbols of brotherhood and dedication to Christianity. All Members of the Order must be practicing members in good standing within their particular denomination. They are committed to the upholding with their lives, fortunes and honor, the principles of Christianity, and shall stand united before all men in their determination to live and die following the teaching of Christ and His Holy Church.
Thomas J. Kent Jr. is a world traveler having touched down on seven continents, and is based in the New York City metropolitan area. Mr. Kent also heads up a global philanthropic foundation that has targeted developing countries around the world, including Haiti.