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  Knights Templar 2 - Crystalinks
In England, if the Templars would confess to the sin of a layman granting absolution and swear their own condemnation of the Templar heresies charged in the papal encyclicals, they could perform a minor penance and be free men, back in the bosom of the Church.
The force was led by the Grand Master of the Scottish Templars, Sir William St Clair.
The Templars, or 'Poor Fellow-Soldiery of the Holy House of the Temple', intended to be re-built, took as their models, in the Bible, the Warrior-Masons of Zorobabel, who worked, holding the sword in one hand and the trowel in the other.
www.crystalinks.com /templars2.html   (2915 words)

 Pedro de Montaigu
Knights Templar [1] on the Egyptian Nile, 28 January 1219, at a crucial point in the fifth Crusade.
He remained Grand Master until his death in 1232, and as such he was in charge of the Christian defense of the Holy Land.
In the pestilential heat of northern Egypt in August, a new Master was hastily elected: Pedro de Montaigu, a native of Aragon.
www.montaguemillennium.com /familyresearch/h_1232_pedro.htm   (698 words)

 The Templar Knights
The Knights Templar was a Christian-oriented brotherhood that was founded in the 1118 by Hughes de Payens, Geoffroy de St. Omer and seven other French knights.
Their constitution foresaw four types of members: the Knights from noble origin were doing the fighting, the Sergeants were helping the Knights, the Priests were in charge of the religious duties and the servants or helpers were doing the menial jobs.
Feared as warriors (they were at times called the "Warrior Knights"), respected for their charity and sought out for their wealth, there is no doubt that the Templar knights were the key players of the monastic fighting orders.
www.users.bigpond.com /MSN/gary_fletcher/templar.html   (756 words)

 DeMolay Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Knight’s Templar were founded in 1118, when nine nights took vows to protect Jerusalem and the Holy Lands, recently captured by the first crusade.
The Templar’s were ferocious warriors; pitching themselves into the midst of their enemies, astride charging war-horses, against incredible odds and quickly earned a name for valor and heroism.
Grand Master: In 1298, Jacques DeMolay was named Grand Master of the Knights Templar, a position of power and prestige.
www.nbmf.org /demolay/info.htm   (1691 words)

Some knights had made themselves useful to Earls or Bishops, that is the principal landlords and magnates and military chiefs of the realm, and might be classed as superior civil servants in times of peace, becoming leaders of the armies, both secular and religious, in times of war.
The Knights Templar, or Poor Fellow Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, was one of the three out-standing military orders of the Middle Ages in Christendom.
The Grand Master of the Knights Templar invariably was Master of the Templars at Jerusalem, and in Cyprus after the loss of the Holy Land to the Turks.
www.phoenixmasonry.org /jacque_demolay.htm   (2409 words)

 The Knights Templar
The knight’s spent the next 9 years excavating and mining a series of tunnels under their quarters on the temple mount, these tasks were completed with the support of the King of Jerusalem.
The Templars gained official recognition of the church in 1128, this gave them legal autonomy, which placed their activities completely beyond the reach of bishops, kings or emperors, making them responsible though their leader, or Grand Master of the Knights of Templar, to the pope and only the pope.
There are myths and legends of untold number concerning the Knights Templar and their missing treasure, perhars due to the inherent secretness of the Order itself and the strange stories generated by the Inquisitors during their downfall.
www2.hawaii.edu /~landonch/research.htm   (808 words)

 Knights Templar History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
1154 Sovereign authority of the Grand Master recognised by Louis VII of France.
King Alphonse XI is so impressed by the bravery of the Scottish knights that he appealed to the Pope to have the excommunication of Bruce and the people of Scotland lifted.
Earl Henry Sinclair voyage from Orkney to Nova Scotia using Templar Knowledge.He is buried as the Master of the Temple.
members.cox.net /shepherds/knights_templar_history.htm   (1573 words)

 Accusations Against The Templars | The Knights Templar | www.templarhistory.com
Shown left, is an illustration of Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, being burned at the stake.
It is possible that the Templars saw the Crucifix as the instrument of Christ's pain and death and therefore saw it not as an object to be worshipped, but as an object to be criticized.
That the Templars abused the duties of charity and hospitality and used illegal means to acquire property and increase their wealth.
www.templarhistory.com /accuse.html   (564 words)

 Knights Templar
An historical detective story of the disappearance of the Knights Templar early in the fourteenth century, and their resurgence in Scotland under Robert the Bruce.
The trial of Jacques de Molay and the subsequent persecution of the Knights Templar.
This is an account of the history of the Knights Templar and of faith, glory, betrayal and tragedy.
www.pagrandlodge.org /mlam/clc/knights.html   (384 words)

 The Invisible Basilica: Jacobus Burgundus Molensis
The Knights Templar were officially recognized as an Order by Pope Honorius in 1128 with the enthusiastic support of King Baldwin II of Jerusalem and Bernard de Clairvaux (later St. Bernard).
They were vested with the habit of the Order (white for knights, fl for sergeants, green for chaplains) and a sheepskin girdle or cord which they were never to remove, as a token of their vow of chastity.
During their time in Palestine, many of the knights became fluent in Arabic, and there was undoubtedly a significant amount of discourse between the Templars and the Muslims.
www.hermetic.com /sabazius/demolay.htm   (1134 words)

 Knights Templar
Within fifty years of their foundation, the Knights Templar had become a commercial force equal in power to many states; within a hundred years they had developed into the medieval pre-cursors of multi-national conglomerates with interests in every form of commercial activity of that time and were far richer than any kingdom in Europe.
In Portugal the Templars were not suppressed at all, they simply changed their name to the Knights of Christ and carried on under royal patronage.38 Many years later Vasco de Gama the explorer, became a member and Prince Henry the Navigator was a Grand Master of the re-named Order.
The Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Indiana
www.tylwythteg.com /templar.html   (8353 words)

 Temple of Sakkara - Who are the Knights Templar?
The true order of the Knights Templar were the guardians of this wisdom and tried to bring this encoding into humanity by stabilizing the grid and building huge resonating chambers at the vortexes of this grid.
The order of the Knights Templar was founded in 1118 when the Ark of the Covenant and much of the Essene wisdom was uncovered in Jerusalem.
The sixteenth Knight in my group is Jacques de Molay, last grand Master of the Knights Templar.
www.templeofsakkara.com /knightsintro.htm   (670 words)

 the Knights Templar history and secrets
The Knights Templar are the 'Keepers of the Faith' the Guardians of the Holy Grail and the secrets of the planet.
The Knights Templar used sacred geometry and symbols in their ceremonies and rituals, and believed in the brotherhood of mankind, with fraternal friendship as their code of life.
Knights Templar fought at the Battle of Bannockburn on June 24th, 1314 and helped to secure a victory for the Scots, but independence for Scotland.
www.castlepictures.com /knights.html   (1345 words)

 Knights Templar Inner Circle Recovers Ark of the Covenant and Begins Teaching Jesus’ Techniques with Help from ...
Thus, one of the Inner Circle, Hugues de Payens, (later to become the First Grand Master of the Knights Templar), in 1115, gave a large section of land to St. Bernard of Clairvaux on which to build a Cistercian monastery.
And so it was that the Ark of the Covenant was excavated by the Knights Templar, under the direction of the young Scot with his family members, who were the founders of the Inner Circle of the Knights Templar.
Each one was a “Teacher/Trainer” of Senior Knights Templar, and all had been personally taught secret wisdom from the Ark by one or more members of the Inner Circle of the Knights Templar.
www.thetruejesus.org /templar/templar_recovers_ark.htm   (1050 words)

It was at this time that the Templars received the right to wear the scarlet cross over their hearts, the same symbol which came to be recognized in subsequent lore, the Red Cross of the Knights of legend.
The Templars were the last to hold out in their stronghold along with as many women and children as they could, but they were cut off from the sea and any hope of being re-supplied.
Tibald Gaudin, the treasurer of the Templars was at Sidon and was elected the new grand master.
www.think-aboutit.com /conspiracy/THEKNIGHTSTEMPLARandTHEFREEMASONS.htm   (5858 words)

 Jacques DeMolay.org - The Story of Jacques DeMolay
It seemed that the young Templars were not found of King Edward's truce with the enemy, for it did little to add their blood to the Templar's swords.
On the death of the 22nd Grand Master, Theobald Gaudin, Jacques DeMolay was named Grand Master of the Knights Templar, a position of power and prestige.
I know the punishments which have been inflicted on all the knights who had the courage to revoke a similar confession; but the dreadful spectacle which is presented to me is not able to make me confirm one lie by another.
www.jacquesdemolay.org   (1049 words)

THE KNIGHTS Templar were a monastic military order formed during the 12th century European crusades to the Holy Land.
The classic round Templar church, founded on octagonal geometry, is still regarded as the most obvious example of their building, but many observers see Templar influence in the vast gothic outpouring that occurred throughout the next hundred years.
They were charged with heresy and on a Friday the 13th, in October 1307, Jacques de Molay, the Grand Master of the Knights Templar, and 60 of his senior knights were arrested in Paris.
www.homestead.com /wintersteel/Templars.html   (1842 words)

 Templar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Knights Templar, a medieval Christian military order that was very prominent in the Crusades, from the early 1100s until the early 1300s.
Knight Templar (The Saint), a 1930s novel which appeared as part of the Simon Templar series
Jan Templar, The main character in Killzone 1 for the PS2.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Templar_Knights   (292 words)

 glbtq >> social sciences >> Knights Templar
From this perspective, the Templars are thought to have been intent on reestablishing the feminine aspect of divinity that had been excised by the Church.
As he was burned at the stake on March 18, 1314, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, Jacques de Molay, cursed both Pope Clement V and King Philip, and both died within the year.
The persecution of the Knights Templar did not have universal political support, and many rulers did not dissolve the order in their own domains until commanded to do so by Pope Clement V in 1312.
www.glbtq.com /social-sciences/knights_templar.html   (945 words)

 Knights Templar
This section of the Middle Ages details the emergence of the Religious knights, their achievements, accomplishments and their decline on Friday the 13th, in October 1307 when Jacques de Molay, the Grand Master of the Knights Templar, and 60 of his senior knights were arrested in Paris.
The members of the orders of Religious knights were both monks and knights; that is, to the monastic vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience they added a fourth vow, which bound them to protect pilgrims and fight the infidels.
When a man joined the Knights Templar he took an oath of poverty and his wealth and lands were donated to the Knights Templar order.
www.middle-ages.org.uk /knights-templar.htm   (456 words)

 Jacques de Molay
The Knights Templar was an organization sanctioned by the Roman Catholic Church in 1128 to guard the road between Jerusalem and Acre, an important port city on the Mediterranean Sea.
The Knights Templar and the Hospitalers (another Order of Knights) were the only groups remaining to confront the Saracens.
Instead of public support, however, the Knights attracted the attention of powerful lords, who were interested in obtaining their wealth and power.
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 Shroud of Turin, the truth behind the shroud   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Jacques de Molay was the grand master of the knights templar.
Grand inquesitor Guillaume Imbert took a very personal interset in the torture of de Molay.
The shroud that de Molay was wrapped in was taken from the Paris temple of the Knight Templar.
www.paralumun.com /shroud.htm   (248 words)

 The Knights Templar: "Others"
Not counting the group of Freemasons known as The Grand Encampment of Knights Templar, the remaining groups of Templar organisations fall squarely into one of two camps: those who are sanctioned by the Grand Master and recognise him as the Grand Master of the Knights Templar...
Of the groups that are not recognised by the Grand Master Count de Sousa Fontes, several are made of groups of individuals who were, at one time, a part of our Order and all swore an allegiance to the Grand Master.
Lastly, there are other Templar groups who are non-Masonic and who are not recognised by the Grand Master and who were never under the authority of the Grand Master and who do not claim any historical continuity of any kind with the ancient order.
www.theknightstemplar.org /html/_others_.html   (626 words)

 Who Were The Knights Templar? | The Knights Templar | www.templarhistory.com
The answer to the question, who were the Knights Templar is likely to generate a variety of opinions, depending upon who answers the question.
While it is true that the Templars were not permitted, by their rule, to own much of anything personally, there was no such restriction on the order as a whole.
On October 13, 1307 Philip had the Templars arrested on grounds of heresy; since this was the only charge that would allow the seizing of their money and assets.
www.templarhistory.com /who.html   (621 words)

 A Page about Freemasonry: [topic]
The arrest of all Knights Templar and the confiscation of all their properties took place in France, Friday, 13th October 1307, all over France at the same time, by a circulated secret order from the King of France, which has influenced on peoples fear for Friday the 13th.
The Grand Master could do it as his last action in this world as he then knew that he, himselff was innocent and that he, himself should appear, within seconds, at the Heavenly Court of the Almighty God, in order to spiritually receive his and the Order of the Knights Templar fair reward and salary.
This painting shows the Grand Master of the Knights Templar standing in front of the representative of the King, the representative of the Pope, the Captain of the Guard, speaking to the Castle Marshall former employed by the Order, lifting his warning forefinger to heaven for not to do the Grand Master any harm.
web.mit.edu /dryfoo/Masonry/Essays/demolay-painting.html   (4050 words)

 Friday the 13th - Crystalinks
Some also say that the arrest of Jaques de Molay, Grand Master of the Knights Templar, and 60 of his senior knights on Friday, October 13, 1307 by King Philip IV of France is the origin of this superstition.
The permanent knights of the Paris Temple may have suspected that his intentions were less than pious and did something almost unspeakable: they flballed the king.
He was accompanied by sixty knights and a baggage train of mules laden with gold and jewels.
www.crystalinks.com /friday13th.html   (1444 words)

The Knights Templar is a Christian-oriented fraternal organization based on the ancient organization that was founded in the 11th century.
To petition a Commandery of Knights Templar or membership, you must first be a member of a Masonic Lodge and other pre-requisite bodies such as the Royal Arch Chapter and possibly a Council of Royal and Select Masters.
The Knights Templar Educational Foundation, established in 1922 to help provide educational advantages to the youth of this country has been the source of low cost loans for students to complete their college education.
www.knightstemplar.org /faq1.html   (1639 words)

 The Knights Templar: Admissions
A postulant must be sponsored by a Knight of the Order, and interviewed by the Priory Chancellor and either the Priory Chaplain or Marshall.
All postulants must complete applications (including photograph) which are then forwarded, along with the recommendations of the Grand Prior, Priory Chancellor and Marshall; to the Grand Master, the Prince Regent, S.A.E. Count Don Fernando Campello Pinto Pereira de Sousa Fontes in Portugal for approval.
Only if approved by the Grand Master himself, may the postulant be invested with the white mantle with double red cross and collar of a Knight Templar.
www.theknightstemplar.org /html/admissions.html   (301 words)

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