This article gets into the Jerusalem Sovereignty that the Templars were formed to protect, and the call of the Gothian Nobility (Visigoth and Ostrogothic houses united).
+ Gothian Nobles Formed the First Templar Order
+ Our Order has Gothian and Culdee Ecclesiastical protection
+ Our Grand Commander +Stephen is descendant of the original House of Anjou who founded the Templar, and were the first two Grand Masters from BEFORE the pope endorsed the Templar
+ Our Order has Successor Knights of the original local Grand Commanderies in England, in Germany (Saxony/Brunswick), Czech and Poland.
+ Our Order maintains a Jerusalem Presence (Priory of Salem, at a Gibeon farmland)
The Militia Nature Of the Templar
500 Knights Templar defended Poland against the first mongol invasion.
We must get this definition right. There must always be to one with true sovereignty that you swear fealty to.
Historically any militant that protected the lands of their lord (from whichever organization locally) were called Chivralic or Knights. Landlords could divide their lands under a "Knights Fee" structure. All who lived under their Knights Fee paid fealty to their Lord.
This process is called SUBINFEUDICATION
CHIVALRY in Websters 1828 Dictionary:
So we can see also commoners can be Chivralics (or militia) of the Templars. (Once initiated into the ways of the order of course.) These provided service to their land lords to keep the peace in any area they operated. If they had an allegiance back home that conflicted with the Jerusalem commanders, these would be up to the commanders to settle.
Such a conflict took place in the earliest times of the Templars in England with the "Otun milite Templi", and several other supports to keep order within the realm. Other times have been documented like the time of King John, the aftermath of the signing of the Magna Carta, etc.
Militia of the Templars in local matters is known not only in England but throughout Christendom, helping assist locals in times of need. Till the 1300's there were very good relationships of the Templar and the people. The example shown of the Knights Fee of Preston Bagot "fee-in tail" to the House of Nott, was just one of many flourishing commanderies (now called a Preceptory) by the locals. These often had allegiancies at Jerusalem which could have conflicted with the allegiances back home. However they still were Templars. These principles of Chivalry exist within the Templars today.
There is a lot of mis-information on the facts of the Templar structures. Some are stuck in the false belief that Monks couldn't own any lands. However, that has long been established Monks could both marry and own lands. As the Culdee were the primary Chaplains for the Templar, they serve as a good example of such structure Glastonbury/Culdean Married Abbots and Monks.
However it is true that some local units of monks would add extra vows upon themselves for more protections in battle. There has always been an autonomy for each commandery and each monestary to place on vows unique to their jurisdiction.
Kings (and Queens) of Jerusalem
There have never been just one named King and/or Princes, Queens and Princesses of Jerusalem at any given time since the Crusades. There have always been numerous striving for restoration of the Kingdom. However the House of Brunswick and House of Spain have some of the strongest claims.
|Charles II of Naples, King of Jerusalem,|
forefather of Isabella and Ferdinand
The most vocal and widely recognized Royal Houses posessing the Sovereignty of the Kingdom of Jerusalem today is the Visigothic Family ( Idalgos - Adel Gothas) of the House of Spain. They have maintained the titles of Kings and Queens of Jerusalem as their family inheritance. The Visigothic lines gained more wider acceptance during the times of Ferdinand and Isabella.
This goes back to their Visigothic (Spanish and Gothian) lines, of which also the House of Brunswick / Gulephs has maintained a share of these rights within the Knights Templar. From ancient times the Guelphs/Welfs (House of Brunswick) were protectors of Naples and other Italian states where their Kings became the Kings of Jerusalem. One example being King Charles II of Naples, King of Jerusalem. There are many other examples of those with the title "Prince of Gothia" used the title King of Jerusalem.
See our article, Successor of the Imperial and Royal Houses of Gothia
The article gets into succession of the houses of the Visigothic Nobility(Toulouse Gothia), the Ostrogothic Nobility (Amelung/Billung) of the Dukes of Saxony, the early Emperors. Furthermore, the "Principality of Gottingen" is the alloidial capital of the House of Brunswick.
Numerous Royal Houses also maintain the titles of Jerusalem within their inheritance. Examples abound.
Brunswick is one of those houses, via the house of Anjou. The House of Brunswick is living Nobility, and are direct successors of the original founders of the Templar (of Anjou), the two who were Grandmasters BEFORE the pope endorsed the Templar. Our family, and those aligned with us use both our family's Anjou coat of arms and Templar coat of arms.
Henry the Lion (of Brunswick) became a major player in the Crusades and the Templar.
The eldest son of Henry the Lion and Matilda was presumptive heir of Anjou (and King of England).
He was heir of Anjou. The first and second Grandmasters of the Templar were of this Angevin Dynasty (Anjou). These first two Grandmasters were fully operating the Templar Order without any consent of the pope. The House of Anjou founded and led the Templar for generations, long before there was any endorsement by the pope.
These original Grand Masters were of the Visigothic Nobility click here. A generation before them, the "Prince of Gothia" had called together the first Templar at Jerusalem click here.
As Henry the Lion's, son Henry V, was their Angevin successor, it makes the house of Brunswick a worthy topic of interest for any who call themselves Templar.
Henry the Lion founded numerous Templar Commanderies in Brunswick Germany. It is also noteworthy that Henry the Lion's third son via Matilda of Anjou was Otto IV, and he became Holy Roman Emperor.
The Queen of England today also carries the title of Jerusalem.
The whole world witnessed when on syndicated TV, the Queen of England was pronounced "Queen of Israel" by the Archbishop at her coronation.
For three centuries these titles of Jerusalem were proclaimed at England over the House of Brunswick during the reign of Hanover.
However, most do not know that in the House law of Este-Guelph Brunswick, Hanover is the Junior branch, and Brunswick-Wolfenbuettel is senior. It doesn't matter that Hanover was made an electorate within the Empire as our house has always been arch-rivals of the Habsburgs for the Imperial crown. Still all parties of the house recognize that Wolfenbuettel is senior. Still the original compacts and laws hold precedence at the founding of the house. For 300 years this Junior line of Brunswick, known as the Hannoverian Kings of England, had this title "King of Israel" pronounced over them by the Archbishops.
Still within the house law the senior branch Brunswick-Wolfenbuettel-Oels must be restored. This title "King of Jerusalem" has not only been part of the Angevin house of Brunswick since ancient times, it has remained operating to this present day.
During the French wars against the Royalist Templars Napoleon killed half a dozen Dukes of Brunswick, including the Grand Master of the French Templars, Louis Hercule Timoléon de Cossé-Brissac. He had become Grand Master in 1776, and was killed during the French Revolution in the cause of the Royalty.
In the aftermath of these wars, Hanover was bribed to press fraudulent claims over the senior House Brunswick younger surviving Heirs. Most of the allies of the senior line of Brunswick did not buy these claims of Hanover that they could cause Brunswick to be disinherited by the senior branch. The German federal government did not agree with seizure of Brunswick lands, and stipulated that although the lands are stolen, the heirs of the senior line should inherit (copies are in our possession). The Swiss and French courts still did maintain inheritance as belonging to the senior line Brunswick Heirs. Demands from the Emperor of Austria to restore the senior branch, and not to have Hanover invading or intermeddling with their neighbor senior branch. (These are also in our posession.) The Emperor of Austria cataloged several matters of established international law in regards to the succession of the state and intermeddling of Hanover. They conclusively proved the matters of dethroning the younger children of the last duke were in violation of the law by interfering with the continued inheritance to the senior line of Brunswick-Wolfenbuettel.
This has been republished in France, in books that demonstrate this all was illegal. Since the Brunswick youngsters were unlawfully and forcibly removed, history has been systematically attempted to be re-written as it concerns the Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Templars.
According to House law, with the failure of all these to act according to the law, there must arise a cadet branch to restore it. Prince Charles II's firstborn son Charles who immigrated to the United States is the correct progeny, not of a cadet branch, but is correctly called a senior Branch. All parties except for Hanover had initially accepted that the agnates of Chalres II would succeed to the throne, whether or not he was exiled in Geneva. This all being realized in the House of Nott-Brunswick(d'Este-Guelph), read about the
Protest was delivered to Heinrich von Hanover in 2009 before commencement of the 200th year anniversary of the Brunswick Ducal Guard ceremonies. All of the parties had met at the anniversary celebration of the Black Legion at Brunswick-Wolfenbuettel as representing the mourners who raise continual petition against the suppressed Principality of Brunswick-Wolfenbuettel-Oels.
Nevertheless, at Jerusalem there has remained a plea by the Clergy to restore the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. There have consistently been Roman, Egyptian Coptic, Byzantine, Greek, Anglican and other church Bishops and Archbishops stationed at Jerusalem for the restoration of the prophesied Kingdom. This is additional proof of the continual protest and maintenance of the Christian Kingdom of Israel as maintained in the majority by those who are successors of the founders of our religion. The Clerics all have had autonomous princely authority like the Pope of Rome.
Non-Roman Bishops (and many independent Abbots, ie Glastonbury) worldwide have had equal sovereignty as the Pope of Rome. It wasn't only the Eastern Church who has popes that are paid equal respects. The Western church (ie Columbanus the Culdee) has always had ours, though more suppressed. Rome kept some preeminence claimed in the West. However, it wasn't with such power really until Mussolini granted the Papacy with a bit more sovereignty. That is the current sovereignty they actually enjoy today as a state. However, before then, sovereignty of ecclesiastical institutions were still respected, and will continue to be in future times. Numerous charters of the Pope and numerous Monarchs confirmed such sovereignties are belonging to the Abbots and Clerics of Glastonbury.
The Jerusalem jurisdictions are distinct entities and lands that belonged to our forefathers. This struggle is central and continuous to every shade of Templar order and a great many orders of Knighthood.
Many people skip over some of the greatest authorities on history from the 19th Century, to monopolize and convolute it to say the Templars were disbanded at many times. Most of these false histories were written in the 20th and 21st Centuries. Yet numerous historians beforehand have maintained "The chain of transmission is perfect in all its links."(Mills)
Templars have consistently retained an autonomous nature, and have been preserved not only in Masonic lines in more than a dozen nations (under Thousands of law officials up to and including the Monarchs of the nations), but has been especially retained by Royalists in non-Masonic German, Non-Masonic Scottish, and Non-Masonic French courts.
Every Christian who professes any of the basic tenants of our faith maintain this struggle.
It is not only belief, but a consistant striving among all including those who havent been under the Jerusalem monarchs for a few centuries(near 100 American Templar groups). There is a common oath to strive toward the east. It's not only beliefs of all Christians, faith without works is dead. Proof we believe is shown in actions as all Christians should become Templars, and become a part of reestablishment in the East (at Jerusalem). The actions are also abundant that back up the complete belief in the whole book, which culminates in this Jerusalem Kingdom. Faith without works is dead, and whatsoever is not of faith is sin. Romans 10:17 says "Faith comes by hearing the spoken word", so gather around and support those who speak the word to help convert the lost and bring them into His fold.
The numerous Kings and Queens of Sovereign Nations being Grand Masters of the regional and National Grand Commanderies testify exhaustively to these facts of continued sovereignty of Jerusalem and the striving of all Christian Israelites to restore it.
Within any of the above forms have been a great qualification of the transmission of sovereignty of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Yet still many are uneducated. "My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge". We must educate them about the law and their heritage.
We have copies of the most well known lawmen of Britain, France, Scotland and Germany as fighting for this Kingdom of Jerusalem through the order of Templars which protect it.
In Britain alone we have a list of more than 1,000 very high ranking people in British society from the 14th to 19th Centuries who openly identified themselves as "Templars". These being in all levels of distinction in the records of the Law — Judges, Advocates, Jurists and the like; and the majority. click here to read the catalog of notable British Templars (post 14th century) in full.
In Brunswick and throughout Prussia (Germany) there were far, far more experts of the law protecting the Knights Templar from the 14th to 19th centuries. The periods where this all was understood more clearly, and the periods where the Christian nations thrived and were prosperous. (Contact us for an extensive list of these high ranking people in German government who were openly and boldly Templars.)
Together with the Metropolitanate of Gothia (Crimea) His Excellency has secured cooperation agreements with the successors of the Visigoths and has received recognition from the Gothian Church jurisdiction. A Constitution was agreed. On February 7th, 2015, the American Orthodox Catholic Church anointed His Excellency Abp Stephen Michael as Imperial Elector and successor of Visigothian and Ostrogothic nobility. This is recognized within the church, but it is a matter of international law as it concerns the head of the house of Brunswick-Wolfenbuettel-Oels, who is chief of the House of d'Este-Guelph.