Knights Templar (Freemasonry)

Knights Templar (Freemasonry)


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This page is about a Masonic organization. For the medieval Knights Templar, see Knights Templar. See also Knights Templar and popular culture.

The Knights Templar is an international philanthropic chivalric order affiliated with Freemasonry. Unlike the initial degrees conferred in a Masonic Lodge, which only require a belief in a Supreme Being regardless of religious affiliation, the Knights Templar is one of several additional Masonic Orders in which membership is open only to Freemasons who profess a belief in the Christian religion. The full title of this Order is The United Religious, Military and Masonic Orders of the Temple and of St John of Jerusalem, Palestine, Rhodes and Malta. The word "United" in this title indicates that more than one historical tradition and more than one actual Order are jointly controlled within this system. The individual Orders 'united' within this system are principally the Knights of the Temple (Knights Templar), the Knights of Malta, the Knights of St Paul, and only within the York Rite, the Knights of the Red Cross. The Order derives its name from the historical Knights Templar. One theory of the origins of Freemasonry claims direct descent from the historical Knights Templar through its final fourteenth-century members who took refuge in Scotland, or other countries where the Templar suppression was not enforced. Although the theory may not be dismissed, it is usually deprecated on grounds of lack of evidence by both masonic authorities and historians.

Read more about Knights Templar (Freemasonry):  History, Administration, Templar Traditions

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Knights Templar (Freemasonry) - Templar Traditions
... Despite Freemasonrys general disclaimer that no one Masonic organization claims a direct heritage to the medieval KnightsTemplar, certain degrees and orders are obviously patterned after the medieval ... that certain Masonic rites or degrees originally had direct Templarinfluence ... young men are named after the last Grand Master TemplarJacques de Molay who was executed in the final suppression of the Templarorder in the early 14th century ...

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