Sunday Respite – Honoring the Knights Templar

This is the week we honor the Knights Templar. In 2007 the Vatican issued a proclamation declaring the Templars innocent of their alleged crimes. This after finding “misplaced” documents of their trials.

How different our world would be if this act had not been perpetrated against the Templars, the defenders of Christ. It is worthy of us to honor them each October. May they rise again.

The enemy is at the gate, they lay siege to our walls, yet no one answers the call to arms!! Where are the Knights, why are they not suited up for the great battle? Are they asleep? Who will slay this beast if not the Templars? The angels are sounding the trumpets, are the sounds of them muffled? This enemy is familiar, we have fought them before, in histories past, come brethren, take up your cross, and fight for God, and the Saints, the beast has reared his ugly head once again!!

The Knights Templar set to an instrumental entitled ‘Lament’
The track is from Saracen’s album Vox in Excelso,a concept album involving The Knights Templar

On Friday, October 13th, 1307, King Philip IV of France, in league with Pope Clement V ordered  all Templars to be rounded up and thrown in prison. The Knights were accused of numerous crimes including heresy and treason. For two hundred years the Knights Templar had been the most dominant force in Christendom.

Philip IV borrowed enormous sums of money to finance a war with England. A poor king and an even worse military commander, Philip was easily defeated. He saw a way of eliminating his huge debt. On that fateful day of Friday, October 13, 1307 he ordered all Templars arrested and their property seized. The Grandmaster of the order, Jacques DeMolay was thrown in prison along with several other high-ranking members of the order.

Their ‘trial’ was a farce. The Templars were charged with heresy, worshiping false idols and other crimes against the church. Many of them were tortured until they ‘confessed’ to their crimes. Refusing to capitulate, Jacques DeMolay would not confess and Philip ordered him burned at the stak

From: Friday the 13th and the Knights Templar.

15 Responses to “Sunday Respite – Honoring the Knights Templar”

  1. David Montaigne Says:

    The Knights Templar are echoed in modern Masonry, but I wish we had them much closer to their original form. One of the next books I am starting to work on will be about raising a son to follow the values of such an ideal Knight…


    • bunkerville Says:

      Excellent concept for a book.


  2. Baysider Says:

    Thanks for this nice summary on setting this record straight. The Knights were the banking system of the time. I didn’t realize King Phillip put them out of business Putin style!

    Liked by 2 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks for your comment and stopping by. Stop by again.


  3. mcnorman Says:

    Sharing is caring Podesta emails batch 9

    EMAILID 12063 List of media personalities who went to the “off the record” private party in the personal home of John Podesta. Includes many corrupt, in the tank-for-Hillary journalists like John Heillman, Mark Halperin, Maggie Haberman (colluding in other emails with the Hillary campaign) and many others. Largest amount of invitees who said yes to the private party are from the NYT, Bloomberg, MSNBC, CNN . Seems to nicely reflect the level of corruption and pro-Hillary bias. This is April 2015 so they were influencing and corrupting journalists for a long time and their investment clearly paid off.

    EMAILID 11580 Brent Budowsky writes to podesta 2016 February : “In the last 48 hours a) Hillary and her campaign have begun to question Bernie’s integrity and b) older feminists are beginning a civil war against younger women with idiot comments such as younger women support Bernie to get laid. What would be the reaction if Bill Clinton, George Bush or Harry Reid comments such as this? Or that younger women must support Hillary for the sole reason that she is a woman? Team Clinton has no idea the danger they are causing of creating such an intense antipathy towards Hillary that many Bernie supporters and younger women will not vote for her in November. I had coffee today with a female college senior who is an intern with the Obama administration—the daughter of a Democrat who has worked for senior Democrats who asked me to look after her while she is in Washington, who told me “I just hate her so much I might even vote for a Republican but I will never vote for her.” And she doesn’t even support Bernie.”

    EMAILID 11915 Big discussion inside the Hillary campaign whether to take money from people who are registered as “foreign agents” according to the FARA, the Foreign Agents Registration Act. The final decision? taking the money from foreign agents: “Hi all – we do need to make a decision on this ASAP as our friends who happen to be registered with FARA are already donating and raising.” Robby Mook-“I’m ok just taking the money and dealing with any attacks. Are you guys ok with that?” Palmieri “Take the money!!”

    EMAILID 11525 Hillary campaign talking about manipulating Reddit and discusses possible ways to exploit Reddit for their benefit : “Our other option is Reddit, which has an extremely vocal core of LGBT members, but I would prioritize this Facebook group, which is the largest LGBT community of Hillary’s supporters I know. These are friendlies, they are already carrying water for us making sure the apology is out there, and they firmly sit in groups 1 and 2 that Dom identified. Whatever we did to send our LGBT talking points to folks has really worked, they are popping up everywhere on the supporter Facebook groups.

    EMAILID 12105 Memo revealing they were discussing FBI testimony of Cheryl Mills in meetings: “Please see below for today’s 8am meeting agenda. Also, please note that this meeting should last a full hour” Lists items to talk about “Timing of Focus Groups re Debate Prep” “8/31 Email Release” “Jake/Cheryl Testimony”.

    EMAILID 11136 Neera Tanden admits: “I know this email thing isn’t on the level. I’m fully aware of that. But her inability to just do a national interview and communicate genuine feelings of remorse and regret is now, I fear, becoming a character problem (more so than honesty). People hate her arrogant, like her down. It’s a sexist context, but I think it’s the truth.”

    EMAILID 11563 #HillarysHealth might be really bad : “Have you talked with her at all about taxes and health? I’m know both are hyper sensitive but I wonder if both are better dealt with very early so we control them”

    EMAILID 11500 Podesta is concerned about a murderer’s politically unfortunate name : “NBC News now reporting a US citizen named Sayeed Farouk believed to be one of the people involved in the shooting.” Podesta responds: “Better if a guy named Sayeed Farouk was reporting that a guy named Christopher Hayes was the shooter.”

    EMAILID 11152 from someone named fwj to Podesta Re: black vote ” The black is obvious super critical. Im hearing the same complaint in political circles that i continue to hear while fundraising. “The campaign doesnt value black folks and takes us for granted”.”

    EMAILID 11897 Democats are campaigning with the prospects of owning the Supreme Court for decades to come. Written by Augie Ribeiro, but John Podesta loves it and finds it great. “Be a Voice to Decide The Future of the Supreme Court The next President of the United States will change the future of the Supreme Court for generations. By the middle of the next President’s term, there will be four Supreme Court justices in their 80s. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg born March 15, 1933. Justice Antonin Scalia born March 11, 1936 Justice Anthony Kennedy born July 23, 1936 Justice Stephen Breyer born August 15, 1938 If Hillary Clinton is elected President in 2016, and is able to replace Ginsberg, Breyer, and either Kennedy or Scalia, she will lock in a very young liberal court for many decades to come. ”

    EMAIL 12110 From: Glenn Thrush, Chief Political Correspondent & Senior Staff Writer at POLITICO to John Podesta “I need u It’s an Obama WH story you are in the thing… in a good way but could really use your insights sorry to be a pain in the ass ” The only Obama related article by Glenn Thrush around this time is this one: – archived so the evidence can’t get as easily deleted as Crooked Hillary Clinton’s 33 000 emails.

    EMAIL 11446 Someone named Scott Wallace writes to John Podesta, apparently he wants to become US Ambassador to South Africa. : “I know you must have a million things on your plate, but as I mentioned to you, Elizabeth and Smith Bagley were encouraging me to reach out to you sooner rather than later about a possible appointment in an Obama administration… I am passionate about helping South Africa achieve its full promise, and see its upcoming elections and the next couple of years as critical to the health of its democracy. It has become my second country, and I would be deeply honored to be considered to represent President Obama as ambassador there.” He also has a plan B: “Of course, if it is determined that there are other areas where my background may be better put to use, I am happy to discuss them as well. I am deeply interested in the mission of US AID, from my first position in Washington as foreign policy LA to Senator Simpson , to my current foundation work on global development issues. And the agency with which I have the greatest operational familiarity is the Office of Justice Programs at the Justice Department. My full CV is attached.”


    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks for the update. Rich indeed


  4. hocuspocus13 Says:

    Reblogged this on hocuspocus13 and commented:


    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks… you too


  5. Rifleman III Says:

    The Friday the 13th stuff, is over the Pope of France, putting to death, Fifty Righteous Men, to prove that he was God’s emissary on earth and nothing would happen to him. While the modern world since that time has gone “creepy”, with all the Friday the 13th rubbish, the Templar tradition is, bow your head (some take a knee to the ground) and make the sign of the Cross, not to bless yourself, but in memory of the Fifty Righteous Men. It will then bring you, Luck.

    Knights Templar, today, are part of the York Rite of Free & Accepted Masonry. Their charities include, medical school scholarships to students, and bringing physicians and medical needs to remote areas of the world. To be a Knight Templar, a person needs to believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and to have attained the Mason Third Degree of Master Mason. It takes money. It takes time. It takes dedication. All, while remaining anonymous in charitable works.

    Liked by 2 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks for adding this to the rememberance.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Rifleman III Says:

        You’re welcome.


    • petermc3 Says:

      “Discretion is the better part of valor”- paraphrased from the opera Falstaff. While we know that history repeats itself, where today do we find 50 righteous, charitable and discreet men? Certainly not in the halls of American Congress. Thanks to both Bunker and R III.

      Liked by 2 people

  6. Rifleman III Says:

    Reblogged this on .


  7. Just Simply Linda Says:

    What a great post!!! Happy Sunday to you.

    Liked by 1 person

    • bunkerville Says:

      Same to you Linda. Have a wonderful day!


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