Deciphering The Verses Of The Knights Templar Story


Deciphering The Verses Of The Knights Templar Story

For two hundred years, the Knights Templar was renowned throughout all of Europe for their fighting abilities and undying devotion, of freeing the holy land from the Saracens.

There was nothing like them before. The Knights Templar were genuinely unique for their own time half monk, half knight or to use a more recent term, Soldier. During their time, legends surrounding the Templar’s grew with every passing year. But these legends were nothing to do with being courageous knights in the battle for Christianity.

The Knights Templar Legend

The legends activities in the Knights Templar was finding something of great importance buried under the temple of Solomon.

Deciphering The Verses Of The Knights Templar Story
Deciphering The Verses Of The Knights Templar Story

The first nine knights that started the order in the year 1107 where given residence on the temple mount. For the next nine years, they dug under and throughout the temple. One day they stopped digging all together. Their grand master and two others packed up and headed for Europe.

When they returned to Europe, they were granted immunity from paying all taxes to any king or kingdom in all of Christendom. They were only answerable to the Pope himself and were given and formed into holy order.

Because of their immediate success with the Church granting them power and on the crowd of the order of knights added to their growing legend. In addition to that, they had secret initiation rites, and rituals compounded to the titles and their need for secrecy.

These legends contained such thing as the Knights Templar finding the Ark of the Covenant, secrets of Jesus Christ, secret laws of sacred geometry, and the bloodline of Jesus Christ himself.

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It was Bernard of Clairvaux, Cistercian abbot, who promoted the Knights to a great extent. He even wrote the rule for the order. Also, he wrote a letter of praising law, and it was this letter that brought name and fame to the Knights Templar in Christian Europe. The message became very popular with the Christians and ended up attracting several men who started joining the Templar order. People who could not offer their services gifted them with land and precious gifts. Also, throughout the years because of their popularity, the Templars became the wealthiest crusaders. They became important politically across many countries in Europe. They won several battles. Some were lost, and some won. However, they played a critical role in the holy land of Jerusalem.

After two centuries of defending Christianity, the Knights Templar order ended by the instruction of Philip IV. When the knights got arrested, they were made to confess to different types of crimes under torture, like spitting on the cross and idol worshiping. Finally, in 1312, Pope Clement V disbanded the order because the reputation of the renegades was severely tarnished though the order was not found guilty of any crimes. However, these convictions led to the subsequent representations of the Knights in literature, which can be seen in Eliot’s Wasteland and his histo-political drama of the murder in the cathedral.

Deciphering The Verses Of The Knights Templar Story
Deciphering The Verses Of The Knights Templar Story

Bottom Line

In March 1314, the last knight, Jacques De Molay’s execution, led to the demise of the entire order. With this, the regime of the stalwart protectors of Christain faith came to its culmination.

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