Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem
The logo of Sovereign Military Order Temple of Jerusalem (OSMTH) is a United Nations Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) registered in Geneva, Switzerland. Swiss Federal Registry Number CH-660.1.972.999-4
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The Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem (Latin: Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolymitani, OSMTH, French: Ordre Souverain et Militaire du Temple de Jérusalem, OSMTJ) are a group of self-styled chivalric orders of common descent. In 2020, OSMTH and SMOTJ were recognized by the Augustan Society as a religious confraternity of knights. OSMTH and OSMTJ are often referred to simply as the Knights Templars. They make a moral and ethical claim to follow in the same spiritual path as the original Order of the Knights Templar. OSMTH and OSMTJ, which are open to Christians of any denomination, operate as a charity and an order of chivalry.
Portrait of Philippe d'Orléans, Duke of Orléans
in armour by Jean-Baptiste Santerre.
The l'Ordre du Temple was made public in France in 1705 by Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, and 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. The modern groups claim that it was recognized as an order of chivalry by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1805 and that he was his patron, but there is no documentation for this. The Ordre du Temple was then under the administration of the KVMRIS lodge beginning in 1894 until it was registered as OSMTJ in 1932.
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Ronald S Mangum
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Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem of the
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