Aims of the Order:
The ‘Order’ is an international cultural Christian and Humanitarian Organisation registered in Scotland with links and affiliations to similar like-minded organisations throughout the world.
The ‘Order’ operates on the basis of the traditions of the medieval Knights Templar. It reclaims the spirit of, but does not assert any direct descent from the ancient Order founded by Hugues de Payens in 1118 and dissolved by Pope Clement V in 1312.
The ‘Order’ is affiliated through the Grand Priory of France to the “Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolymitani” which is also known as “The Supreme Military ‘Order’ of the Temple of Jerusalem” or more commonly “The Order of the Temple”.
The Order of the Temple is a Christian ecumenical organization founded in 1804 by the physician Fabré-Palaprat with the support of Napoleon, and officially recognized in 1853 by Napoleon III.
Today the ‘Order’ is a democratic secular-military Order of chivalry - a Knighthood which is intended for accomplished Christian military and civilian men (Knights) and women (Dames), who have demonstrated that they possess high ethical and moral principles and who wish to carry on the traditions of the Temple.
Objectives of the Scottish Order:
The ‘Order’ is based on an ancient Christian brotherhood, and its objects and purposes shall be:
A: To provide an opportunity for the practice of ecumenical Christianity.
B: To encourage and promote Christian humanitarian work and charity generally, but especially in support of people in the Middle East.
C: To encourage all that makes for the spiritual and moral strengthening of mankind in accordance with the first great principle of the ‘Order’ embodied in the motto:
"Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory."
D: To encourage and promote the work of the United Nations, ECOSOC and affiliated NGOs in providing relief, advocacy and support when required.
E: To support the precepts of Christian Chivalry.
F: To encourage and promote the Silent Knight Programme.
G: To investigate and emulate the historical ideals of the ancient ‘Order’.
H: To admit, to form, and to administer establishments, councils, associations, centers or other subordinate bodies to facilitate the work of the ‘Order’.
I: To maintain contact and develop collaboration with kindred ‘Order’s’ and bodies.
J: To establish and maintain libraries and museums, and to collect works of art and objects of historical interest to the ‘Order’.
The Main Objectives of the International Order:
The ‘Order’ in Scotland supports the main International Objectives by:
A: By Building an Understanding among the Sons of Abraham.
B: By supporting and encouraging Christian Humanitarian Work and Charity.
C: By supporting and promoting Councils, Centers & Subordinate Bodies Globally (Developing Collaboration with kindred Orders and Bodies) such as the:
As Knight Templars we carry out our Service in line with the Motto of the Medieval Knight Templars: “Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed Nomini Tuo ad gloriam” “Not for us, Lord, not for us, but to Thy name give glory!”
- United Nations
- United Nations Association - UK
- International Peace Bureau
- International Center for Religion and Diplomacy
- St. George’s House, Windsor
- Churches for Middle East Peace
- Foundation for Reconciliation in the Middle East
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Jacques De Molay,
23rd Grand Master