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History of the Medieval Order of Knights Templar

Adam L. Hathaway, MWGM NM, GSW, Grand Commandery of NM
SK Adam Hathaway, Grand Master of Masons in New Mexico, Grand Senior Warden, NM, In full period garb as a Templar in the SCA
Photo by Pete Stronge

This year, we have a special presentation for our new Companions and Sir Knights and guests – Adam L. Hathaway, the Grand Master of Masons in New Mexico and Grand Senior Warden of the Grand Commandery of New Mexico, will be presenting “History of the Medieval Order of Knights Templar” in full period garb. This will be taking place at the Survivors Party on Tuesday night. The following is an introduction:

“The Medieval Order of the Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and the Temple of Solomon, better known as the Knights Templar has a rich history of military, fiscal and ecclesiastical might, tempered with religious tolerance, humility, and mercy. These knights were the first to swear oaths of poverty, chastity, and obedience as monks. As Masons, we feel a spiritual kinship to these warriors as we have taken our oaths and practice the virtues of temperance, fortitude, prudence, and justice.  During this time, we will explore the origin, growth, persecution, and exoneration of this medieval order, and perhaps discover where the kingdom of Heaven truly resides.”

We hope you will join us for this decompression, fellowship, and learning experience!