Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Knights Templar

“...and I Knight thee...arise, fellow knight...” and so came to the end of the most spectacular and greatest moment in my Masonic career.

Today I was knighted as a Knights Templar in the United Religious, Military and Masonic Orders of The Temple and of St. John of Jerusalem, Palestine, Rhodes and Malta of England and Wales.

The Knights Templar throughout history has been and probably always will be a fascinating order, with many misconceptions and fantasies of who and what the Knights Templar were. Through the ages Knights Templar were the warriors of Christ, the elite of the Crusades.
They were also the first to introduce a bank with a travellers cheque. In the Medieval times, a Nobleman ans Kings would go to the Knights Templar and deposit their gold and valuables. they would receive a note (travellers cheque) which would enable them to go to another K.T vault elsewhere in the world, and draw "money".

"They were the protectors of the not only the christian faith, but also the ark of the covenment, and some believe the holy Grail". Could be... maybe not..., sorry, cant reveal that!!!

It is a supreme side-degree of Freemasonry which, once a Master Freemason qualifies, he is entitled to join and become a Knight.
Now as the K.T is an order of Freemasonry, I cannot reveal what took place in the ceremony, what I can say that I was amazed at what I was taught and truly humbled at that moment when I was knighted. I have wanted to be a Knights Templar since I became a Freemason, and as i sit here typing this, I still can’t believe that I have become one so soon.

( breast Jewels that I received as a Knight)


Avril said...

Congratulations Carl !! Very proud of you! Keith would be too!

Jenty said...

Huge congrats Carl!
You should actually post a link to this on FB.

Cheryl said...

Congratulations Carl. Truly a great honour!

lifeinjozi said...

WOW carlie, thats so awesome! so look great with your sword!!! :) must come visit soon love you

Avril said...

Congrats Carl. Most impressive. Must have been an awesome ceremony. Wish I could have been there to witness it. Dad

Bogey said...

That is indeed a fascinating accomplishment. The history alone during that time period is spectacular. Thanks for sharing what you could. I know the secrecy behind the order can be daunting. Congratulations.

Kathy said...

Congratulations Carl. So proud of you. What an honour.

Nicole said...

I know that this is what you have aspired to since you joined Masonry and am very glad you have achieved your goal. I am so very proud of you and what you are becoming through The Craft and Side degrees.
Dad is watching over you as you grow and I am so very sure he is sitting back and congratulating himself on getting you into the Craft. I know that you will continue to grow and become so much more than you already have.