The Darkness

The Chinon Parchment is a historical document discovered in September, 2001, by Barbara Frale, an Italian paleographer at the Vatican Secret Archives. On the basis of the Parchment, she has claimed that, in 1308, Pope Clement V absolved the last Grand Master, Jacques de Molay, and the rest of the leadership of the Knights Templar from charges brought against them by the Medieval Inquisition.[1] The Parchment is dated August 17–20, 1308, […]

Templar Commandery

In the Middle Ages, a commandery (rarely commandry) was the smallest administrative division of the European landed properties of a military order. It was also the name of the house where the knights of the commandery lived.[1] The word is also applied to the emoluments granted to a commander. They were the equivalent for those orders to a monastic grange. The knight in charge of a commandery […]

The Home Of The Devil

Is there any connection between Knights Templar and Switzerland? The “Old Swiss Confederation” was born on the 1st August 1291. In 1280, the French Monarchy was in conflict with the Templar’s, so it was inevitable issues would come to a head. The Templar’s headquarters in the city of Troyes in France was lost, when the […]

Church of Black Cross of Teutonic Knights

Church of Black Cross of Teutonic Knights The full name of the Order in German is Orden der Brüder vom Deutschen Haus St. Mariens in Jerusalem or in Latin Ordo domus Sanctæ Mariæ Theutonicorum Hierosolymitanorum (engl. “Order of the House of St. Mary of the Germans in Jerusalem”). Thus the term “Teutonic” echoes the German origins of the order (Theutonicorum) […]

The OSMTH

The OSMTH The self-styled l’Ordre du Temple, founded in France in 1705, claimed to be the continuation of the medieval Knights Templar, using the Larmenius Charter as evidence of its pedigree. The order was officially reconstituted in 1804 by Bernard-Raymond Fabré-Palaprat,[5] and recognized as an Order of Chivalry by its patron Napoleon Bonaparte in 1805;[6] In 1945, Antonio Campello Pinto […]