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 [...]
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 [...]
by Chevalier Steve E. Pehrson Preface: 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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.
by Burton E. Bennett The Strict Observance: An Overview The system of the Strict Observance grew out of what is known as Templarism. Templar Masonry commenced to grow up in France soon after true Freemasonry […]
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