December 2, 2022
  • 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 [...]
  • Masonic Dictionary

    The Entered Apprentice

    APPRENTICE, ENTERED The First Degree of Freemasonry, in all the rites, is that of Entered Apprentice. In French it is called apprenti; in Spanish, aprendiz; in Italian, apprendente; and in German, lehrling; in all of [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Masonic Dictionary

    National Grand Lodge

    The Royal Mother Lodge of the Three Globes, which had been established at Berlin in 1740, and recognized as a Grand Lodge by Frederick the Great in 1744, renounced the Rite of Strict Observance in 1771, and, declaring itself [...]
  • Templar History

    The Siege of Ascalon

    by Stephen Dafoe Excerpted from the book Nobly Born: An Illustrated History of the Knights Templar On 25 January 1153 the Commander of the City of Jerusalem, along with the ten knights under his command, [...]

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The Templar Grand Masters

Overview and entourage Within the Templar hierarchy, the Grand Master was absolute ruler of the Order and answerable only to the pope. Although his position was a powerful one, he was still obliged to live […]

Templar History

The Al Aqsa Mosque

This video differentiates between the Dome of Rock Qubbat Al-Sakhrah Mosque and the Al-Aqsa Mosque, both found in The Noble Sanctuary (Temple Mount). The Al Aqsa Mosque and the Templars From the time of the […]

Templar History

Jacques Bernard de Molay

The following article was originally published in the June 1916 issue of The Builder. Publisher’s Note: Many of the writings  of early Masonic historians took considerable liberties with Templar History, connecting their lineage to the Freemasons. […]

The Crusades

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 […]

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 Bearded Head of the Templars

Many accusations were leveled against the Knights Templar during the trials that the Order worshiped a head of some sort. The question remains as to what this head was and what was its significance if […]

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 […]

Modern Day Templarism

Modern Templars

Masonic Templar Regalia

The regalia worn by the modern day Masonic Knights Templar is a harsh departure from that worn by the Templars of the middle ages. The sharpest contrast is in the amount of ornamentation on the […]

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