September 27, 2021
  • Templar History

    The Templars in Portugal

    An excerpt from The Warriors and the Bankers by Alan Butler and Stephen Dafoe Many who have read accounts of how Templars, fleeing the French oppression of 1307, set the fleet towards Portugal where they [...]
  • The Crusades

    The Relic Of The True Cross

    Above: The Finding of the True Cross, Agnolo Gaddi, Florence, 1380 One of the outcomes of the Crusades was the production of many religious relics. Among these alleged instruments of Divinity the more common ones [...]
  • Modern Templars

    Masonic Knight Templar Swords

    PLEASE NOTE We do not give, nor are we qualified to give, appraisals on your fraternal swords.  One of the most frequent questions we receive in our email box comes from people trying to learn [...]
  • Templar History

    The Story Of The Scottish Templars: Part Two

    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 historic [...]

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Templar History

Templar History

The Seal of the Knights Templar

Before looking at the seal that has become synonymous with the Knights Templar, it is important that we have an understanding of the purpose of such seals. The most common way to show the authenticity […]

Templar History

Philip IV – 1268 – 1314

King Philip IV, commonly referred to as Philip the Fair (le Bel), was born in the year 1268, one hundred and fifty years after the formation of the Knights Templar. Philip was King of France […]

Templar History

The Templars and Cyprus

To understand the Templar connection to the island of Cyprus it is first necessary to briefly look at those events that led up to the Third Crusade. On July 4th, 1187 Saladin was successful in […]

The Crusades

The Crusades

The Teutonic Knights

The Teutonic Knights of St. Mary’s Hospital of Jerusalem was one of the three great religious and military orders produced by the Crusades. It was founded during the third Crusade, and was the last one […]

The Crusades

The Knights Hospitaller

The Hospitallers, known officially as “Knights of the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem,” was founded at Jerusalem during the first Crusade. It has been known also as “Knights of Rhodes”, and […]

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 Baphomet and the Freemasons

by Stephen Dafoe Perhaps no one aspect of anti-Masonic practice has fueled religious zeal greater than the hoax perpetrated by Leo Taxil, shown above right, on Albert Pike, shown above left, in the late 1800’s. […]

Templar Mysteries

About Rosslyn Chapel

About Rosslyn Chapel The Collegiate Church of St. Matthew or Rosslyn Chapel (as it is more popularly known) was built in the mid-15th century by the First Earl of Caithness, William Sinclair (St. Clair). The […]

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.

Modern Templars

Chivalry for Children Program

by Allen Leddon “Chivalry is dead.” I’ve heard that a thousand times. I’ve said it myself. You’ve probably said it, too. But thinking about it, I’ve realized that what people generally mean is “Courtesy isn’t […]

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