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Via Dolorosa – what happened before the Crucifixion

Having had his face wiped by Veronica, Jesus then met the faithful women of Jerusalem and fell once more before being taken to the place where he was to be crucified. These last stages are marked on the Via Dolorosa…

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Via Dolorosa – where Veronica met Jesus

Needless to say there is no mention of this incident in the gospels but it pops up in various apocrypha (stuff written long after the gospels or not accepted by the church to be included in the bible) like The…

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Via Dolorosa – where Jesus met Simon of Cyrene

If you recall, the three synoptic gospels say that a man called Simon of Cyrene offered to carry the cross for a while as Jesus wearied.  This is the fifth station.  On the wall next to the chapel marking this…

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

An odd tale from the medieval period… A Yuletide feast at the court of King Arthur is interrupted by a strange figure who enters on horseback.  He has a green beard, green robes and is riding a green horse.  He…

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Medieval comedy at the movies

Comedians take aim at the Middle Ages

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Jacob’s Ford – Templar massacre revisited

It was the turn of Channel Four in the UK to look at the Saracen massacre of Knights Templar at Jacob’s Ford in 1179 after this subject was visited by National Geographic earlier this year. The programme gave some interesting…

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Why were the Knights Templar formed?

To find the Holy Grail of course! Well, that’s if you subscribe to the Dan Brown view of things.  But what was the official narrative for the foundation of the Templars?  Michael Haag in his book ‘The Templars’ recounts the…

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Did the Holy Grail and Jesus Christ come to England?

In the Middle Ages, it was believed that Jesus worked as a miner in England and that his uncle Joseph of Arimathea brought the Holy Grail to Somerset

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The Templars digging for the secrets of the Kabbala under Jerusalem

The Knights Templar were set up to unearth Kabbalistic secrets under the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem before the Saracens found them

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Desposyni – the blood line of Jesus – defended by the Knights Templar

What is the bloodline of Jesus and why are the Knights Templar linked to the idea that Jesus Christ had a family and descendants

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