Canada is a member of the international
Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolymitani,
Latin for “The Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem”,
and often shortened to the initials OSMTH or SMOTJ.
There are two Canadian Priories, the first one was founded in Windsor in
the Priory of The Ascension
and the second, founded in Toronto in 2003, St James Priory.
There are two future Commandaries currently in the process of garnering the
necessary numbers for their establishment: one in Ottawa, our nation's
Simon Peter, is expected to have its founding Investiture in the Spring of
when its numbers may be sufficient to establish a Priory.
A fourth, in Edmonton, Alberta does not yet have a confirmed timeline for
its initial Investiture.