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The Crown and The Cross

The Crown and the Cross is a logo of the Knights Templar within the York Rite Appendage body. The Crown and the Cross is also a popular symbol in Christianity. This shows how the Knights Templar is founded on Christian principles and symbolism. The logo unites the Crown and the Cross symbols. When the two symbols are united, they form a unique meaning. But separately, each symbol has a vast history and symbolic interpretation. James 1:12 “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.”       Revelations 2:10 “Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil...

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Knights Templar Uniforms

In this blog post, we’ll describe and compare the uniforms of the Masonic Knights Templars and that of the historical Templars of the Crusades. Their uniforms are different even though they share similar names.    Uniforms of the Historical Knights Templar Image credit: The Knights Templar were identified by the white mantle decorated with the red cross pattee their knights wore. The sergeants wore a brown mantle. When the Knights Templar were first established, they did not wear the red cross on their uniforms as they were not permitted to do so. The Knights Templar were a noble body that followed strict guidelines and regulations with uniform conformity. Knights Templar Tunic Outfits Collection   In 1129, the Templar Rule was written...

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Frequently Asked Questions About the Masonic Knights Templar

The Masonic Knights Templar is a Masonic Order that offers more opportunities for friendship, growth, and development in Freemasonry. We’ll answer some frequently asked questions about the Knights Templar in this blog post.   When was the Masonic Knights Templar established? There is no specific date for when the Masonic Knights Templar was established, but the earliest records that exist are the minutes of the Chapter of Friendship in Portsmouth in 1778. In that period, the degree was under chapters and lodges that were warranted by the Antient Grand Lodge using various rituals. There were various encampments or Preceptories as they are called today. When did the Masonic Knights Templar gain popularity? In 1791, the first Grand Conclave or Great...

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