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How would a Knight Templar celebrate Christmas?

Christmas. What’s not to like? The decorations, pudding, cake, fir tree decked with lights, Santa Claus and his little elves. Now imagine a Christmas without any of these things. Then you’re getting closer to Yuletide at the time of the…

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Inconsistencies in the Nativity story – time to rethink Christmas?

We’re so used to the Christmas narrative that it’s hard to believe that basic points in the Nativity story were fought over by early Christians down to the time of the Templars. READ MORE: What was it like being Jewish…

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Bethlehem – my visit and my photos!

We all know Bethlehem, birth place of Jesus. Clearly to the Templars and crusaders, capturing Bethlehem in 1099 had huge spiritual significance. Like the rest of the Levant, it had been taken by Muslim armies from the control of the…

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