The Templar today is a large
part of the Scottish Rite. The Rite stems from Freemasonry. Knights
Templar is associated largely with the Catholic Church but that is not how
the Order of the Templar began...
Joseph of Arimathea, a very wealthy member of the Zealots, claims Jesus'
body at the cross. Joseph then places the body of Jesus in a tomb that is
owned by the Arimathea. A certain group of people make friends with
Joseph because of his compassion to the Messiah. The new friends were
people such as, James the Justus-Jesus' brother, Apostle Peter,
Mary-Jesus' mother and Mary Magdalene. Joseph made quite an impression on
the group. He was able to obtain the Cup of Christ, the lance that
pierced Jesus' side and Peter's copy of Jesus' laws.
The early Church of the Christ considered Joseph of Arimathea a very
important and blessed man. Apostle Peter had been crucified (upside down)
and most of the apostles were dead. Joseph knew he had to get the young
church out of Jerusalem to safety. When he organized the departure out
of Israel, many people followed him.
Mary Magdalene had gotten married and gave birth to three children. The
children were named, Tamar, Jesus the Justus, Joseph or Josephes. There
is a controversy over the father of Mary's children. The eldest son is
named Jesus Justus therefore pointing to James the Justus as being the
James the Justus was the brother to Jesus the Christ. James having
children kept the avenue open for a possible bloodline King of Judah.
After all, Joseph (James' father and Jesus' earthly father) was a direct
descendent of King David.
Joseph of Arimathea with 12 missionaries landed on the Isle of Britain in
62 AD. Mary Magdalene with her children and some female companions took
refuge at Rennes le Chateau which is located in Arcadia. The same area
that the Tribe of Benjamin settled when they were exiled from Israel.
Arimathea had possession of the Holy Relics as was searching for a strong
hold to house them. King Avallach of Sarras became known as Mordreins
meaning Slow of Belief, took Joseph and the Grail Keepers to his home
named Peel Castle. Peel Castle was situated in the Land of Glass.
The Grail keepers were represented by a red cross. This began with Joseph
of Arimathea. We find more evidence of the "Grail Keepers" nearly 400
years later. Lancelot, Sir Gawain and Perceval all bore the red cross on
The Keepers were a religious military order that was sworn to poverty and
obedience to the Grail beliefs. They along with the Grail Kings wanted to
regain the power that Benjamin once had in Israel. The plan was to place
a man of the Holy Bloodline as the King of Judah. The Grail Kings were
allowing the time needed to implement such a strategic plan, by beginning
their own Christian teachings and beliefs.
Joseph of Arimathea had came against the most stubborn civilization to
convert so he compromised with these people. These people were the
Celts. They did not want to give up their belief of 'finding the
light.' Joseph used this to his advantage for Jesus the Christ was known
as 'the light.' The Romans tried to force their church on the Celtic
Christians, therefore leading to one of the most famous legends
of all time, King Arthur and Modred.
While the war of religion was on again, the Templar remained very
secretive. They protected the gifts of Joseph of Arimathea. They only
allowed those whom they felt worthy to see the Holy Relics. This became
known as the Fisher Kings. A very humble passive group of men to carry on
the Grail Tradition.
The Templar served the Celtic Church until the Twelfth Century. The Plan
was still surviving at this time. The Templar grew wealthy and powerful.
A much stronger influence came into the soul of the Grail teachings and
the Knights Templar, the Roman Catholic Church...