NOTE: The Knights Templar International is a Christian Organisation and as such we reject all forms of racism as anti-Biblical and reject all forms of political hatred no matter from what end of the political spectrum it comes from. We firmly believe in the dignity and humanity of all people regardless of colour creed, ethnicity or political persuasion. This does not mean we necessarily agree with them or their beliefs but as committed Christians we are convinced of the principles of free speech, lawful assemble and freedom of expression for all mankind without fear of persecution.
Before making the commitment to join the Knights Templar International (KTI), the serious and intelligent sort of people we attract naturally ask questions by way of reassurance that it is indeed the right thing to do. So here, to help you too take the step forward and join the fastest growing Templar organisation – and the one that is most true to the original aims and principles of our historic Order – are the most common FAQs:
How do the KTI make decisions?
Western civilisation is entering a period of existential crisis. A convergence of external and internal catastrophes is leading inexorably to a time when the survival of Christendom will only be secured by dedicated militancy in the teeth of demonic evil.
In this new Time of the Templars, victory will not be secured by sterile debating societies or by ‘organisations’ permanently disrupted by elections, vulnerability to infiltration and egotistical jockeying for personal status. Rather, it will be won by iron discipline and the continuity of effective, experienced and wise leadership.
Accordingly, while we are not a ‘secret’ organisation, our collective leadership is discrete and so safeguarded as far as is possible from the hostile attention of the atheist, globalist and Islamist enemies of our sacred Cause.
Our governing body is the Grand Rosslyn Priory. This comprises of nine members:
The Grand Master – the head of the temporal affairs within our Order
The Grand Prior – head of the spiritual affairs of our Order and Chaplain of the Grand Rosslyn Priory
The Grand Almoner – treasurer
The Grand Seneshal – secretary and right-hand man to the Grand Master
The Grand Marshal – responsible for security and the organisation of KTI events
The Standard Bearer – responsible for discipline within the Order
The Grand Scrivener – responsible for the KTI’s cyberspace operations
Two Grand Knight Commanders – Priory members without portfolio
Membership of this governing body is open to Christian men of any nationality or ethnicity, co-opted and replaced purely on the grounds of merit by majority vote of the members of the Grand Priory of Rosslyn itself, with outgoing members in good standing having the right to take part in the choosing of their replacements, who shall come from within the ranks of Knights Commander.
Our leadership consults and takes advice from experts in various fields within our ranks, and works at all times within the boundaries set by our Christian principles and the needs of a militarily-structured order in a time of blood, steel and fire.
Meetings of the Grand Priory are held either in person or through internet conferencing facilities as decided by the Grand Master and convened by the Grand Seneshal.
Apart from the members of the Grand Priory, do you have ranks within the KTI, and can I rise through the ranks?
Associate – All Christians who adhere to the traditional values of our Faith and who are over the age of 18 may apply to become Associates of our Order.
Knight Templar – All Associates in good standing are entitled to apply to be considered for full Knight Templar status after six months’ probationary membership. The registration fee paid by successful applicants includes the full regalia needed for the induction ceremony – cape, sword, gloves, Templar jewel, etc.
Knight Commander – Members of GPR and key members in each country who distinguish themselves through work as volunteers, either within the org or externally in some way that is particularly noteworthy and valuable for some aspect of the Cause for which we stand.
Are you Freemasons?
Absolutely not! The Knights Templar International is NOT a masonic order. Indeed, we view freemasonry with grave suspicion for a variety of historical, practical and theological reasons.
Freemasonry has a long record of serving corrupt elites and involvement with and promotion of the liberal subversion of Christian society.
Freemasonry is open not only to Christians but to all who say that they recognise a ‘Grand Architect’. This is unacceptable.
As true Christians we recognise no such figure, for by definition an architect only designs and organises with materials that already exist. The Bible tells us that God created Heaven and Earth from the void, that is, out of nothing. He is far more than a mere ‘architect’.
Are you political?
Absolutely not! Party politics is innately materialistic and short-termist. Party politics, with the left-right dichotomy that arose with the liberal, anti-Christian French Revolution, automatically divides the nation.
“And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand”
Further, the population demographics and media-dominated political culture of virtually every former Western nation now make a victory for Christian values and the indigenous people through political organisation and the ballot box effectively impossible.
Politics is about debate and persuasion, but there can no longer be any debate about whether Western liberalism is the path to suicide. And we do not seek to persuade those who still cannot see the truth and the way back. Only bitter experience will do that, for great suffering is a great teacher.
We have no doubt that the terrible scourge of Islamism has been sent to drive those of our people who will survive it back to the God of our Fathers. Our mission is not to save those who reject His way and His word, but to awaken, inspire, organise and lead those who can see and who are willing to make a stand!
Can just anyone join?
No! Membership of the Knights Templar International is open only to individuals who can and will state that they believe in the Nicene Creed (including the slightly different versions used by our brethren in the Orthodox church):
“I BELIEVE in one God, the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible;
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God,
Begotten of his Father before all worlds,
God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made,
Being of one substance with the Father;
By whom all things were made;
Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven,
And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary,
And was made man;
And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate;
He suffered and was buried;
And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures,
And ascended into heaven,
And sitteth on the right hand of the Father;
And he shall come again, with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead;
Whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost the Lord, and Giver of Life,
Who proceedeth from the Father [and the Son];
Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified;
Who spake by the Prophets.
And I believe one holy Catholic and Apostolic Church;
I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins;
And I look for the resurrection of the dead,
And the life of the world to come. AMEN.”
We may well have friendships and seek co-operation between the followers of other faiths and well-meaning agnostics, but we do not allow them to join us, as we are pledged to uphold and not to dilute the essentially Christian nature of our Order and our Mission.
Are women allowed to join the KTI?
Yes! Women are very welcome to join our Order and to progress within it and rise through the ranks through service and merit exactly as can men. We believe passionately in the defence of the traditional respect for women in European society that has been displayed in various forms throughout history.
We recognise as self-evident the fact that men and women are created equal yet different, and that their different strengths complement each other in healthy families and in properly ordered society.
This leads us to reject the divisive and anti-Christian dogmas of feminism. We remain faithful to the Biblical injunction
“But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.”
1 Timothy 2:12
Accordingly, no woman is permitted to hold a position of authority over our male brethren and we have no regard for the usurped and un-Christian ‘authority’ of female clerics in corrupt and liberalised churches.
I understand your religious position, so now what are your practical aims?
We aim to build a fraternity of like-minded Christians around a common enthusiasm for the inspirational heritage of the original Knights Templar.
We seek to develop mutual comradeship and support and to turn our international fellowship into a living shield and sword for the defence of Christian communities and the upholding of Christian principles.
We have nine key positive and practical aims, to:
Celebrate and publicise the great Templar heritage that lives on to this very day in architecture, ideas and example;
Raise awareness of the plight of, and provide practical assistance to, Christians and Christian communities facing persecution by the intolerance of Islamists, atheists and other bigots;
Restore the principles set out by our Lord Jesus Christ in the Bible, and developed in traditional Christian social doctrine, as a guide for the right organisation of a just and happy society, in which the Rights of God balance and ultimately buttress the Rights of Man;
Inspire our brethren, both individually and collectively, to regular and meaningful acts of Christian charity, with particular emphasis on the protection of families and the encouragement of young people to appreciate and celebrate our culture and to reach their full potential;
Educate the public and lawmakers in the nature and origins of the chief – and often interrelated – scourges of the ‘modern’ world: liberalism, globalisation and the Satanic agenda of the New World Order, international finance, social Marxism and Islamism, the better to arm our people and society to resist their evils;
Encourage responsible stewardship of the environment and proper standards of animal welfare, in keeping with the responsibility that comes with our having been given dominion over the creatures of the Earth by God;
Defend and promote the traditional Christian stance on the family, marriage, reproduction and human relations;
Stand for peace between the nations, with particular effort to expose those who seek to manipulate public opinion to herd us into aggressive wars for corporate profit and vested interests. While we are staunch opponents of the Islamisation of Christendom, we oppose the dangerous Dispensationalist and Zionist attempts to drag the West into war in the Middle East. Most of all, we campaign for peace between Western nations and our Orthodox brothers and sisters in Christian Russia;
Promote good relations between the three main pillars of the Christian faith – Orthodoxy, Protestantism and Catholicism – while respecting each branch’s deeply held theological differences and traditional separate identities.