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Passion relics of the crucifixion discovered!

The Knights Templar were often said to be on a hunt for the passion relics of Jesus including the Holy Grail

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Ten most popular Templar blog posts – of all time!

This blog started way back in 2010 – and I’ve gone back and compiled the top ten most popular blog posts over the last eight years. There are some that are no longer top scoring on the views front –…

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Templar crop circle in the village of Temple Balsall in England

Some mysterious crop circles turned up in Temple Balsall where the Templars once had a preceptory

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How English churches have radically transformed since the Knights Templar

How English churches have radically transformed since the Knights Templar with the removal of rood screens and whitewashing of walls

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Medieval displays of bible stories

Medieval churches at the time of the Templars would have been full of decoration and illumination. People were forbidden to read the bible – and, well, they couldn’t read anyway! So the best way to convey bible stories to the…

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Some amazing Templar images

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Interview with the Grand Priory of Knights Templar in England and Wales

Around the world there are Knights Templar who are Freemasons and Templars who are Catholics or other denominations. The OSMTH has traditionally been seen as a Catholic oriented Templar body but it’s open to people of all Christian beliefs. So,…

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Life sized stations of the cross in Portugal

Bom Jesus do Monte in the cathedral city of Braga in Portugal is a fascinating place. A hill surmounted by an eighteenth century cathedral with stairs that zigzag all the way to the top and stations of the cross chapels…

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The Holy Sepulchre – sacred to the Knights Templar

Why is the church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem so sacred to Christians and what was its inspiration for the Knights Templar? That was what I set out to discover on a visit to the holy city a few…

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The murder of Thomas Becket

No event shook late twelfth century England as much as the cold-blooded murder of the Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket in his own cathedral.  The knights who plunged their swords in to him as he clutched at his altar believed…

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