D. The influence of the Order

The Order of St. John, his Rule and the practise which it is based onto, exercised already in early times a determining influence on the history of religious orders and the church. This most obvious through the fact, that its Rule , so to say as an exemplary Rule, was adopted as a whole or in parts or to the meaning by later orders.

Thus the Order of St. John set the standards for the Christian Charity in vast parts of the Occident for centuries.

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