From time immemorial Knighthood has been a mark of distinction. From the time of the Crusades through the Middle Ages, Knighthood carried the obligation of service to humanity in the form of charity. Today, it serves to carry on the tradition of that heritage. It singles out for distinction those who are serving humanity and meeting the needs of a suffering world. It demands of the modern Knight and Dame that he or she makes every effort to make the world a better place in which to live.
- The Order of the Crown of Thorns is international in scope and is open to anyone subscribing to the Christian faith.
- The Order has an objective: Rewarding the persons who, in the service of the Church, humanity or any philanthropic work, have distinguished themselves by their spirit of Christian love and constitute by their pure lives and noble examples, to be worthy of imitation by others.
- The Order contributes to the work of the Voice of the Martyrs and other worthy charities including the education of youth through the granting of scholarships for higher education.