Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem (SMOTJ)

Ordre Souverain et Militaire du Temple de Jerusalem
Orden Soberana y Militar del Temple de Jerusalem (OSMTJ)
Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolymitani (OSMTH)

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History

1804, in present form, although roots go back to a Charter left by Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, on his execution in 1307. Following this persecution, the Order perpetuated itself in secret with an uninterrupted line of Grand Masters until Mar 1705, Versailles (France), at a convention of Templars held by a number of French nobles who elected as 41st Grand Master the Regent of France, thus providing an official renewal and legitimization of the Order of the Temple as a Secular Military Order of Chivalry, and also the right to resume the use of sovereign in the title. Following World War II the Order spread worldwide, with many Grand Priories claiming autonomous status. International Federative Alliance of the OSMTJ was set up in 1989, to unite autonomous and semi-autonomous Grand Priories of Knights Templar worldwide.

Aims

As a truly international and ecumenical order, with members not restricted to any single Christian denomination: promote Christianity, charity and chivalry; seek God and raise moral standards; emphasize love and respect; increase understanding between religions; maintain a Christian presence in the Holy Land; support the poor, the sick, and the unjustly accused; stand against oppression; protect freedom of speech; encourage the noble ideals of chivalry; maintain the monuments, archives and history of the Knights Templar.

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Activities

The Order is Christian orientated, encouraging and directing its members to an in-depth spirituality and devotion to Jesus Christ whose soldiers and servants they are. Knights and Dames strive to maintain high ideals of morals, ethics and Christian principles in an increasingly secular world. The Order is not part of any Masonic Cabal, does not engage in politics and does not encourage or allow members to act contrary to their obligations to their country.

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special).

Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 7 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 0 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

UIA Org ID

R0337

Last News Received

2003
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