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The Life of The Templars

In the early days of the Templars, as their numbers were small, the Knights lived by the Rule of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where the canons first found shielding. However, in 1129, at the Council of Troyes, where the Templars were recognized as a monastic order, under the authority of the Pope, the Knights also received a document of rules concerning how they should behave and act. There was a total of 79 rules, and they are often referred to as the Rule. The first version was written in Latin, but as most monks couldn't read it, it was translated into French a short period after the council. As the order was expanding and more members were joining,...

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The Beauseant: The Templar Banner

Banners played an important role in wars in the medieval ages. They were considered a symbol of moral enforcement, and it distinguished regiments from others on the battlegrounds. The Knights Templar banner was named the Beauseant. The origin of the word remains unknown, much like many pieces in history.  The Templars were known to be great warriors. They wore white mantles with a red cross in the middle, and they went to war believing in a greater cause. Most importantly, they went silently. It is said that they used to part and attack first and return last. In wars, the Templars received orders from the Grand Master. In attack, they chanted, "Not unto us, O Lord." They were fierce soldiers...

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The Masonic Rose

The rose is a flower that has been used in the traditions, folklore, and symbolism of several cultures and religions all through the ages. The rose has represented romance, wisdom, duality and other concepts. It is a complex symbol that means more than meets the eye. The dictionary definition of the rose plant states that it is a prickly shrub with showy flowers and pinnate leaves. According to Greek mythology, the rose was created by Chloris, the goddess of flowers. Chloris found the body of a nymph and turned the body into a flower. Chloris called Dionysus, who added nectar to the flower to give it a sweet fragrance. Aphrodite was invited to give the flower beauty. The god of...

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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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The 47th Problem OF Euclid

The 47th Problem of Euclid or 47th Proposition of Euclid is also known as the Pythagorean Theorem. It is represented by three squares. The symbol of the 47th problem of Euclid looks mysterious to the uninitiated, and a lot of them often ponder on what this Masonic symbol means. Some Masonic historians describe the 47th Problem of Euclid as something that connotes a love of the sciences and the arts. But that definition leaves a lot unsaid. In this article, we’ll shed more light on the 47th Problem of Euclid. Our explanation will include the Masonic Square along with Pythagoras’s Theory. Euclid Euclid is known as the Father of Geometry. He lived several years after Pythagoras, and he continued the...

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