At last the souls of the murdered Knights and Brethren of the Pauperes Commilitones Christi Templique Solomonici (Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon), or as they are popularly known, the Knights Templar, may now find peace and rest. Our Hero and Martyr, Jacques DeMolay, the Templar’s last Grand Master, who was falsely accused, tortured and was burned at the stake together with his Brother Knights by order of the Church, can now be finally vindicated.
Come October 13 will be the 700th Anniversary of the crackdown and mass arrests of the Templars including their last Grand Master, Jacques DeMolay. They were arrested in 1307 and for seven years they suffered torture under the hands of the inquisition. On the seventh year after their arrest, in 1314, Jacques DeMolay and two of his Brother Knights were burned at the stake. By a strange coincidence, it is on the seventh century after DeMolay was burned at the stake, that the mysteries of the Order of the Knights Templar could soon be laid bare after the Vatican announced the release of a crucial document which has not been seen for almost 700 years.
According to the news published in the website of The Telegraph UK, , and also from BBC, a new book, Processus contra Templarios, will be published by the Vatican’s Secret Archive on Oct 25, and promises to restore the reputation of the Templars, whose leaders were burned as heretics.“For 700 years we have believed that the Templars died as cursed men, and this absolves them.”
After 700 years, Oh Great Son of France, our Hero and Martyr, “Jacques DeMolay, thou art avenged!”
On the side, here’s a graphic I made and published in my blog, seven days before October 13, the 700th anniversary of the Templars arrests. It is a study of a logo for my Mother Lodge, the Jacques DeMolay Memorial Lodge No.305, Masonic District NCR-A, Manila, under the Grand Jurisdiction of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines: