October 31, 2020
  • Templar History

    The Templar Hierarchy

    The following article is intended as an overview of the Templar’s hierarchy. Please keep in mind that as the Order grew in size and scope new positions were created. The Grand Master The Grand Master [...]
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    William Marshall – The Flower of Chivalry

    Above: William Marshall statue by Kjetilbjørnsrud by Alan Butler  Anyone seriously interested in the Knights Templar is likely, at some time in their life, to make a pilgrimage to London, there to visit the district [...]
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    Hugues de Payens – The First Grand Master

    Traditional history tells us that Hugues de Payens and Geoffrey de St. Omer arrived at the palace of King Baldwin II with the desire to defend Christian pilgrims from the attack of the infidels. While [...]
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    Who Were The Knights Templar?

    by Stephen Dafoe Within two decades of the victory of the First Crusade (1095-1099) a group of knights led by Hugues (Hugh) de Payens offered themselves to the Patriarch of Jerusalem to serve as a [...]

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Templar History

Templar History

The Beauseant: Albert Mackey’s Article

Publisher’s Note: Many of the writings  of early Masonic historians took considerable liberties with Templar History, connecting their lineage to the Freemasons. As such, we present this information as a record of what was considered […]

Templar History

Bernard of Clairvaux

by Alan Butler Born Fontaine de Dijon France 1090 Died Clairvaux, near Troyes, Champagne France August 20th 1153 Bernard of Clairvaux may well represent the most important figure in Templarism. In our opinion past researchers […]

The Crusades

The Crusades

The Causes of the Crusades

Publisher’s Note: The following material is an excerpt from an article on the Rite of Strict Observance by By Burton E. Bennett, published in the 1920s. It is presented to show the view point still […]

The Crusades

The Children’s Crusade

Above: The Children’s Crusade, by Gustave Doré Although disregarded by historians and seldom mentioned in Chronicles of the Crusades, the legend of the Children’s Crusade is a romantic notion worthy of a glance. As the […]

The Crusades

Chronology of the Crusades

The following is a brief overview of the various crusades, together with dates and details on each. 1095 – 1096 – The Peasant’s Crusade The Peasant’s or People’s Crusade is considered part of the First […]

Templar Mysteries

Templar Mysteries

The Larmenius Charter

While history certainly shows that the Templars were dissolved in 1312 with the papal bull Vox in Excelso, there exists a manuscript – largely discredited by historians – which purports to be a list of […]

Templar Mysteries

Rosslyn Chapel: A Legacy in Stone

Anne Burgess / Rosslyn Chapel / CC BY-SA 2.0 by Dr. Karen Ralls © 2003 Near Edinburgh, Scotland, stands Rosslyn Chapel, one of the most ornately-carved 15th century medieval stone chapels in all of Europe. In more recent times, […]

Modern Day Templarism

Modern Templars

The York Rite Of Freemasonry

The York Rite Degrees of Freemasonry consist of several branches including The Royal Arch, Cryptic Rite and Knights Templar. This video, created by the Freemasons of Indiana explains the degrees in intricate detail.

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