There are more than 1700 groups in the world calling themselves 'Templars' or 'Knights Templar', which is a name they can freely use.

Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Salomonici

Poor Fellow Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon

Pauvres Chevaliers du Christ et du Temple de Salomon


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Non Nobis, Domine, Non Nobis, Sed Nomini Tuo Da Gloriam

Psalm 115:1

Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.

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Words on the TEMPLARS
  1. The Templars were rich mainly with their land and properties, the money was used to feed, dress, and cover travel expenses, they owned boats, and they had buildings (see list below)

  2. The Templars are not linked to the Freemasons (400 years apart) in 1314, Mostly they joined the Malta Knights, and all owning went to them (Malta) also.

  3. The Templars had no treasure, and you will not find it on Oak Island. Archbishop's sister-in-law is married to a Smith, the family did own Smith Cove in Oak Island, Nova Scotia, which is where the name came from. Blankenship owned the island with the Michigan Group until his death on March 17, 2019, at the age of 95. Oak Island is populated on a seasonal basis, with two permanent homes and two cottages being occupied part-time. Nobody found any treasure on Oak Island.

  4. According to Rev. Eric's reading: In 66 CE, Vespasian was appointed to suppress the Jewish revolt underway in Judea. He visited the Temple through the Holy of Holies, and it was empty, in the Templars' time, it was the same. Especially all was destroyed in 70 CE.

  5. The Templars were Cistercians Monks obeying Benedict's strict Rules. The Templars follow the rule of The Cistercians under the Rule of Saint Benedict

The Templars had no SECRETS and they were not IDOLS WORSHIPERS


Not a Secret Society

No Treasures, No Graal, No Holy Shroud


Notice to all who call themselves Christians


Information sources about Templars

The Templars were Crusaders, but Crusaders were not all Templars

Knights were Templars, but Templars were not all Knights

Knights are clergy and dubbed by officials of the royal family or a pope


Grand Master of the Knight Templars

Noble knights, Sergeants, and Chaplains also support staff:

  1. Oratores are the ones that pray (Speakers), priors, chaplains (capellani) [Brown coats)

  2. Bellatores are the ones that combat (Warriors), knights (milites), squires (armigeri) [ Knights white coats, Sergeants black or brown coats]

  3. Laboratores are the support workers (Labours), servants (clients), bailiffs (procuratores)

Also, permanent membership (remanens) and temporary membership (adterminum)

Myths associated with the Templars:

  1. The myth of Friday the 13th and the Knights Templar

  2. Knights Templar have become surrounded by legends concerning secrets and mysteries handed down to the select from ancient times.

  3. The Holy Grail or the Ark of the Covenant

  4. Freemasons began incorporating Templar symbols and rituals in the 1700s. There is no historical connection between these entities and are centuries apart and share no common foundation. John J. Robinson defends the Templar-Masonic connection in his book Born in Blood: The Lost Secrets of Freemasonry. The case is also reported in Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh’s book: The Temple and the Lodge.

  5. The History and Myths of the Knights Templars’ Treasure

  6. As a secret society

  7. Templars in other Countries, like America before Columbus, Templars can be traced in Nova Scotia and New England.

  8. Templars as links to Sinclair, a Scottish Family. historians Mark Oxbrow, Ian Robertson, Karen Ralls and Louise Yeoman each made it clear that the Sinclair family had no connection with the Templars.

  9. The Baphomet is an idol supposedly worshiped by the Knights Templar

  10. The Order of the Solar Temple, founded in 1984, claimed the original descent of the Knights Templar

  11. Another legendary object that is claimed to have some connection with the Templars is the Shroud of Turin

Nota Bene:

The Supreme Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem (SMOTJ), is a Christian ecumenical society based on the medieval traditions of the Knights Templar and the principles of chivalry. However, the order is not an order of royal cavalry, having no official recognition by the state, nor a head of state as sovereign. SMOTJ was created in 1804 and is dedicated to the preservation of sacred sites in Jerusalem and surroundings, charitable works and antiquarian research. In 2001, the most important faction of SMOTJ was recognized by the United Nations as a non-governmental organization. They are a part of the larger Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolymitani (OSMTH), commonly called Knights Templar Worldwide. Some members of the OSMTH claim to be the direct descendants of the original Knights Templar, citing the Larmenius Charter as proof; however, this document is suspected to be a forgery.

Templar fortresses in the Outremer

Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem: original Templar headquarters

In the Kingdom of Jerusalem, now in Israel and Southern Lebanon:

  • Al-Aqsa Mosque on Temple Mount, Jerusalem, 1119–1187

  • Tour du Détroit, built around 1110 by Hugues de Payens

  • Castle of Merle, (Khirbet el-Burj) near Tantura, 12th century to 1291 with an interruption in the late 1180s

  • Gaza Fortress, 1149–1187

  • Chastel Hernault, 1150–1179

  • La Fève, now Merhavia, 1160s to 1187

  • Amman Fortress, 1166–1187

  • Castle of Maldoim or Adumim (Rouge Cisterne, Arabic Qal'at ad-Damm) near Khan al-Ahmar, built ca. 1170

  • Burgata inland from Netanya, until 1189

  • Tel Yokneam (Caymont or Cain Mons) southeast of Haifa, ca. 1262–1265

  • Yalo (Castrum Arnaldi) southeast of Ramla, 1179–1187

  • A fortress in nearby Latrun, 12th century

  • Safed, 1168–1188 and 1240–1266

  • Chastellet du Gué de Jacob, near Safed, 1178–1179

  • Tour de la Quarantaine, east of Jerusalem

  • Tell es-Safi (Blanchegarde)

  • Properties in Acre, Israel, including the still-extant Templar Tunnel

  • Château Pèlerin (fr. "Pilgrim Castle"), also known as Atlit Castle, 1218–1291

  • Sidon, 1260–1268

  • Beaufort Castle, Lebanon, 1260–1268

  • Jordan River Project, Israel, 1955 -

  • Jordan River Project, Jordan, 1955 -

In the County of Tripoli, now in Northern Lebanon and coastal Syria:

  • Chastel Blanc, 1117–1271

  • Tartus (Tortosa) and its fortress, Templars headquarters 1152–1188 and fortress held until 1291, including the Cathedral of Our Lady of Tortosa

  • Areimeh Castle, from the early 1150s to 1187 with interruption 1171–1177

  • Arwad island (Ruad), occupied from 1300–1302

In the Principality of Antioch, now in Turkey:

  • Roche-Guillaume, 12th century–1203 and 1237–1298

  • Trapessac, in the 12th century until 1188

  • Bagras (Gaston), 1153–1189 and 1216–1268

  • Roche de Roissel, from the 12th century to 1268

The Templars also held commandries in Ascalon, Jaffa, Tyre, Laodicea, Rhosus, Alexandretta, and Ayas.

Alexandretta, as seen in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, didn't go there at İskenderun, historically known as Alexandretta and Scanderoon, is a city in Hatay Province on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. It was then rebuilt about 1153 by the Knights Templar under the name Gaston (also Gastun, Guascon, Gastim) and held by them or by the Principality of Antioch until it was forced to capitulate to Saladin on 26 August 1189. It was retaken in 1191 by the Armenians (under Leo II), and their possession of it became a major point of contention between them and the Antiochenes and Templars. Indiana Jones Buch went to Petra.


  • The Templars briefly owned the entire island of Cyprus in 1191–1192, preceding the establishment of the Kingdom of Cyprus

  • Gastria Castle, 1210–1279

  • Kolossi Castle, 1306–1313

  • Fortresses in Germasogeia and Khirokitia

Also, commandries in Nicosia, Famagusta, Limassol, Paphos, and Psimolofou, including the Twin Church of the Templars and Hospitallers in Famagusta.


Templar establishments in Europe.

  • Templar fortress of Paris, now destroyed.

  • Commandry of Coulommiers, France

  • Commandry of Avalleur, in Bar-sur-Seine

  • Commandry of Saint-Blaise, Hyères

  • La Rochelle, Charente Maritime, France

  • Chapelle des Templiers de Metz - 12th-century Gothic chapel with an octagonal plan and various paintings.

  • Commandry of Libdeau, Toul - 12th-century Gothic chapel with rectangular plan and traces of paintings.

  • Commandry of Notre-Dame-de-la-Boissière , Châteaudun - 12th-century Gothic chapel.

  • Commandry of Sergeac

  • Commandry of Dognon, Blanzac-Porcheresse - 12th-century chapel with a rectangular plan and various paintings.

  • Commandry of Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon

  • Commandry of Richerenches

  • La Couvertoirade, Aveyron - A castle, commandry and fortifications

  • Commandry of Celles

  • Commandry of Arville, now restored with a museum of Templar history.

NO commanderie at Renne le Chateau


Convent of the Order of Christ, Tomar

  • Castle of Almourol

  • Castelo Branco

  • Castle of Idanha

  • Castle of Monsanto

  • Castle of Penha Garcia

  • Castle of Pombal

  • Castle of Soure - received and reconstructed in March 1128, was the first castle of the Knights Templar.

  • Quinta da Regaleira

  • Old town of Tomar, including the Castle, the Convent of the Order of Christ and the Church of Santa Maria do Olival


Crown of Castile and Leon

  • Castle of Montalbán in San Martín de Montalbán, province of Toledo

  • Castle of Villalba in Cebolla, Province of Toledo

  • Castle of San Servando, in Toledo

  • The Templar House, Toledo

  • Iglesia Veracruz in Segovia

  • Castillo de los Templarios in Ponferrada

  • Castle of Alcañices, in Zamora

Crown of Aragon

  • Peniscola Castle

  • Castle of Castellote

  • Castle of Miravet

  • Castle of Barbens

  • Castle of Gardeny, in Lérida

  • Commandry of Palau, in Palau-solità i Plegamans

  • Castle of Xivert in Valencia

  • Castle of Cintruénigo: the birth of a 12th-century gilda around the encomienda of Novillas, in the Valley of the middle Ebro, delimited by Queiles and Huecha, as a point of connection between the three kingdoms of Pamplona-Navarra, Aragon and Castile.

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  • Temple Church, Bristol, Bristol

  • Denny Abbey, Cambridgeshire

  • Temple Church, Temple, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall

  • St Michael's Mount, Cornwall

  • Temple Sowerby, Cumbria

  • Cressing Temple, Essex

  • Little Maplestead, Essex

  • Garway Church, Herefordshire

  • St Mary The Virgin Church, Welsh Newton, Herefordshire

  • Church of St Mary the Virgin in Baldock, Hertfordshire

  • Temple Dinsley, Hertfordshire

  • The Manor of Temple Ewell, Kent

  • Rothley Temple (Rothley Preceptory), Rothley, Leicestershire

  • Eagle Hall Lincolnshire

  • South Witham Lincolnshire

  • Temple Bruer, Lincolnshire

  • The Temple, including Temple Church, London

    • Inner Temple

    • Middle Temple

  • Temple Mills, Stratford, London

  • Temple Cowton, North Yorkshire

  • Westerdale Preceptory, North Yorkshire

  • Temple Cowley, Oxfordshire

  • Templars Square, Oxfordshire

  • Cameley and Temple Cloud, Somerset

  • Templecombe, Somerset

  • Keele, Staffordshire

  • Temple Balsall, Warwickshire

  • Temple End, Harbury, Warwickshire

  • Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Sompting. West Sussex

  • Shipley Church, Shipley, West Sussex

  • Temple Newsam, West Yorkshire

  • Temple Farm, Rockley, Wiltshire


  • Temple, Midlothian

  • Castle Rainy and Templars' House, Turriff, Aberdeenshire

  • Darvel, East Ayrshire


  • Llanmadoc Church Gower a gift from the Duchess of Warwick


  • Templetown, County Wexford

  • Clontarf Castle (Templar Preceptory), County Dublin

  • Baldongan Church (in-ruins), Skerries, County Dublin

  • Temple House, Ballymote, County Sligo


  • Cesargrad (Kayersperg)

  • Brckovljani,

  • Fortress of Klis,

  • Glogovnica

  • Gora, Croatia

  • Gornji Slatinik

  • Hrvatska Dubica,

  • Lovčić

  • Našice,

  • Nova Ves,

  • Rassecha – Nova Rača

  • Senj,

  • Zdelja village near Virje

  • Vižinada

  • Vrana Fortress,


See a detailed list at Sedi templari in Italia

  • Castello della Magione, Poggibonsi

  • San Pietro alla Magione, Siena

  • Valvisciolo Abbey, Sermoneta

  • Abbey of St. Michael in Montescaglioso

  • Templars' Tower at San Felice Circeo (from 1240 to 1259)

Other countries

Former Templar chapel at Chwarszczany

  • Haneffe, Belgium

  • Villers-le-Temple, Belgium

  • Templštejn, Czech Republic

  • Tempelhof, Germany

  • Chwarszczany, Poland

  • Castle in Serednie, Serednie, Ukraine

At this time of August 2022, Archbishop is NOT a knight but a member of the clergy and Chaplain, also a member of the SMOTHTK

  • Based on the PCCTS of the papal bull Omne datum optimum of Pope Innocent II, only a knight before joining the rank of the knight templars. A knight is a person granted an honorary title of knighthood by a head of state (including the Pope) or representative for service to the monarch (mainly the royal family), the church or the country, especially in a military capacity. Knighthood finds origins in the Greek hippeis and hoplite (ἱππεῖς) and Roman eques and centurions of classical antiquity. Only the knights are allowed to wear white. All others, even noblemen, wear black or brown.

  • The Templars of 1200s, Notwithstanding the austerity of the Citercans monastic rule, recruits flocked to the order, which thenceforth comprised four ranks of brethren: 1) the knights, equipped like the heavy cavalry of the Middle Ages; 2) the serjeants, who formed the light cavalry; and two ranks of non-fighting men: 3) the farmers, entrusted with the administration of temporal; and 4) the chaplains, who alone were vested with sacerdotal orders, to minister to the spiritual needs of the order.

  • NOTE that it has no links between the SMOTHTK and the PFSCTS, the templars were dissolved in 1314 by the pope. The only order who can link their root to the templars, and better they pre-existed before, are the Ordo Fratrum Hospitalis Sancti Ioannis Hierosolymitani, commonly known as the Knights Hospitaller or today Knights of Malta and their branch St John Ambulance.

  • Like all orders, military or chivalric included, the Freemason appropriated the templar's history and make it their own. Or used some of the rules and apply them to their own organization.

(Source: My New Advent CD. but a copy can be found online at