Militia Templi, The Sovereign Great Priory of Canada of the United Religious and Military Orders of the Temple and of St. John of Jerusalem, Palestine, Rhodes and Malta.

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Authorized form of name

Militia Templi, The Sovereign Great Priory of Canada of the United Religious and Military Orders of the Temple and of St. John of Jerusalem, Palestine, Rhodes and Malta.

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  • Militia Templi

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Dates of existence

1913

History

The Sovereign Great Priory (SGP) is the governing body in Canada of the United Religious, Military and Masonic Orders of the Temple and of St. John of Jerusalem, Palestine, Rhodes and Malta -- the chivalric orders in the York Rite of Freemasonry or Masonic Knights Templar.

Places

Athabasca, Alberta

Legal status

Defunct

Functions, occupations and activities

We have referred to the Orders conferred by a Preceptory. In Canada the work of the Preceptory is divided into three parts:

The Order of the Red Cross.
The Orders of Mediterranean Pass and Malta.
The Orders of the Temple.

The Red Cross Order is not, strictly speaking, a Christian Order. Its value in the Templar system is its bridging of the gap between the Royal Arch degree and the Order of the Temple. It is a story founded upon an important period in Hebrew history and stresses Faith in God, the importance of Truth, and the value of Liberty and Justice. The Order of Malta brings to the novitiate the story of another of the great Chivalric Orders, whose deeds of heroism fill the pages of history, and whose Christian character forms a bright page in religious history. The most striking degree or Order in Masonry in the opinion of most expert ritualists is the Order of Consecration as set out in the Canadian Work. It is rightly described as the "ne plus ultra" of the Masonic system and is especially appreciated by all Christian Freemasons. We cannot describe its beauty or the impressions which are created in the mind of the Candidate. It must be seen to be appreciated.

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Authority record identifier

Ath 85.274

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ATH

Rules and/or conventions used

RAD

Status

Final

Level of detail

Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

November 20, 2018

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  • English

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Maintenance notes

Margaret Anderson
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