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[1 Apr 2010 | One Comment | ]

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is “How do I become a Masonic Knight Templar?” Masonic Templarism is one branch of what is commonly called The York Rite.

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[1 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

The following article is not meant to present the opinions of any person or organization other than those of the author. Many points of history are debatable and with regard to the subject at hand, are likely to remain so. Thus, every attempt has been made to present the reader with the philosophy and basic tenants of Templarism as presently practiced within the organization known as the Sovereign Military Order of The Temple of Jerusalem (SMOTJ) and as specific to that of the Grand Priory of the USA (GPUSA) as perceived and practiced by the author.

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[1 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

The Order incorporates
Militi Templi Scotia, which is the historical Scottish title of the Order.
The Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem, which is the International name.
Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolymilitani, the Latin name
NATURE
a) The organisation is an Order of Knights Templar
b) The Order is an ecumenical Christian organisation
c) The Order is democratic
d) The Order is apolitical
AIM
The aim of the Order is to serve God and Scotland, and to foster international brotherhood
ACTIVITIES
In pursuit of the aim to serve God and Scotland, members of this Templar order …

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[1 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

One day in 1832 Joseph Livesey made a conscious decision that he wouldn’t drink any more alcohol. To make it a solemn vow he and seven fellow workmen signed a pledge to that effect and thus the temperance movement began. This act prompted many like-minded men to follow suit and by the year 1835 “The British Association for the Promotion of Temperance” was formed.

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[1 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

It was in 1120 AD that nine knights met in Palestine under the noble purpose of protecting Christian pilgrims on route to the Holy Land. Assembling themselves around such knightly virtues, the order took as their role model the Temple of Solomon, which they mistakenly believed the Al Aqsa Mosque to be. Soon after these nine poor and noble knights would be a part of a much larger and richer order that would sweep through Christendom.

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[1 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]

When one hears the name Templar, one often conjures up an image of those white-mantled knights who were at the forefront of the battles during the Crusades. If one is a member of the Masonic Fraternity then the mention of the word Templar is more likely to paint a picture of that York Rite body best known for its fancy sword drills and plumed haberdashery. What one is unlikely to think of in connection with the word Templar is a luxury automobile, but this was precisely the name given to a short-lived but impressive American built automobile called – The Templar.