Supreme Military Order of the Jerusalem Temple Preview
The U.S. Priory of the Supreme Military Order of the Jerusalem Temple (SMOJT). The Knights Templar is a Christian (Protestant and Catholic) Chivalric Order. Our order vows to hold to the virtues of Honesty, Loyalty, Perseverance, Charity, Humility, Courage, and Honor. Historically, the Knights Templar, or “Templars,” were a Christian order founded almost 895 years ago in 1118 AD. Named for the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the Templars initially protected pilgrims traveling through the Holy Lands, but eventually evolved into a powerful military force that waged war to protect the Holy Land during the Crusades. The Knights Templar of today are in several parts of the world and in Europe we are known as the OSMTJ.