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Key objectives of an OSMTJ Templar

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Rescuing others has been the primary goal of the Templar Order since its foundation 900 years ago.

Integrity, honour & unwavering loyalty is at the heart of everything a Templar thinks, says and does.

Mobirise

Templars revere God's creatures in all forms alongside the preservation of heritage and a dignified way of life (i.e. the Code).

Templars continually learn and teach others what is needed to flourish in the eye's of God.

Mobirise

Rescuing, Protecting & Defending

Rescuing others has been the primary goal of the Templar Order since its foundation 900 years ago.

Protecting the vulnerable

The true Order does not exist in a virtual world, it exists in
the physical. Across Western Europe and North
America, our fellow brothers and sisters work
collectively as one spiritual force, fighting for a better
world, standing up against oppression and hatred and
actively protecting the vulnerable.

All Grand Priories undertake missions, relevant to the language (sovereignty) in which they reside. Child & Animal Protection are specific objectives within England & Wales. The Grand Priory is also active in times of humanitarian crisis and will provide support and assistance alongside statutory services wherever it can.

Clearly, protecting and preservation is intrinsically linked. The Grand Priory in England & Wales currently supports a number of initiatives including working with wildlife recovery, homelessness, children's hospices, veteran support and the preservation of Christian sites across the world.


Mobirise

Principles of Brotherhood

Integrity, honour & unwavering loyalty is at the heart of everything a Templar thinks, says and does.

A Community of ideals, behaviours and commitment to each other

Being a Templar is a way of life, it is not based on membership of an organisation or, in this case, an Order. Just in the same way as a person does not necessarily have honour despite belonging to an honourable organisation. It is a Templar’s core values that make the Order a Templar Order.

To be a Templar requires loyalty, honour and adherence to a code (or way of life). All Templars are expected to hold themselves to the highest standards (called core principles) alongside their commitment to the original objectives of the Order; rescuing, preserving and teaching.

Click here to read more about the core principles expected of a Templar and the Code we live by

Mobirise

Preservation

Templars revere God's creatures in all forms alongside the preservation of heritage and a dignified way of life (i.e. the Code).

Keeping safe everything we cherish

Templars believe that they can preserve chivalric ideals by demonstrating the core principles and codes throughout all their acts and deeds thus behaving in a way that encourages, by example, a more spiritual and dignified way of being in today's world. Encouraging children to recognise these characteristics from an early age is especially important to the Order and so supports the ARK Initiative currently underway for primary school age children.

After 900 years of history, it is no surprise that Templars wish to preserve their heritage and a way of life that is so important to them. Templars understand the need for change in the course of time and that the world we live in consists of diverse societies and cultures. However, living in a multi-cultural world does not mean that any one culture has the right to change another and Templars will do whatever is needed to preserve the culture in which it exists. 

Mobirise

Pursuit of Knowledge

Templars continually learn and teach others what is needed to flourish in the eye's of God.

Knowledge is power, information is liberating

The history of the Order is complex and it takes a discerning mind to determine fact from fiction. By default, the early work of the Order had not been recorded and the majority of teachings from within the Temple has been passed down via word-of-mouth until the early 18th century. Of course, the Church has had its own chroniclers since Medieval times and naturally all Papal sanctions (bulls) have been kept safe by the Vatican.

It is obvious that history (his story) can be written with a slant to suit the authors motives. There is an old adage that says; "history is only ever written by the victor". This is why the Order's education programme takes into account, not only the verbal stories that remain within the Order, but all literature written about its history, whether that be from the victor's perspective, the defeated, the monarchs or church (and their subsequent governments), the academics and of course, the first recorded literature from within the Order.

Prayer, meditation and reflection of spiritual teachings is a day-to-day matter for a Templar so that they can become more learned and supportive of others, both inside and outside of the Temple. 

If you demonstrate these characteristics and have the
strength and determination to make a positive
difference to the world, then you already have what
it takes to be a Templar!

COULD YOU BE THE DIFFERENCE?