Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolymitanis / Jordan
Wellcome to OSMTH/J,
Welcome to the Order of Knights Templar,
Living in the 21st century everyone can see the development in society and politics compared to the “dark middle ages”. Back then the world was much different, yet somethings remain.
Our Order is based on the tradition and values of the ancient Templar Order. Even our structure is adapted in strickt form. The Order is ONE Order, not a group of independent national groups joined in a federative structure where each entity has autonomy. The Order has one leadership, and the Grand Master is elected to serve, by all individual knights, as it was custom in the beginning more than 900 years.
OSMTHJ is represented in a multitude of countries. We organize each national branch of our Order in groups called Grand Priories, under which you will find smaller groups defined as Priories and Commanderies.
As mentioned do we uphold the old values of the Ancient Order, and as such therefor also the teachings and purpose of the Order. Our purpose is therefore first of foremost to protect and defend Christianity. We work for the protections of Christians at risk. This is a worldwide issue, and based on the history of the Order, we have a natural interest and focus on The Holy Land and Jordan. The Christian foundation of our Order is based on the ecumenical approach, and we support all Christian denominations.
Our Order is in direct lineage back to 1804, where Napolion I approved the re-initiation of the Order. And our motto has ever since remained “Non Nobis Domine, Non Nobis. Sed Nomine Tuo Da Gloriam” as written in the Holy Bible Psalm 115. We are grateful for your interest in Our Order, and your visit to this our Homepage. On the enclosed pages you can find further information on who we are, and if you are interested to be even further informed, please do not hesitate to contact us by using the General e-mail address Office@osmthj.com – This homepage is under construction so please stay tuned.