“...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)