Tag: Mangum

  • The Name of the Order: L’Ordre du Temple de Jerusalem

    20 May 2023 The Name L’Ordre du Temple de Jerusalem Many Templars have asked why we have changed the name of the Order. We have not changed the name of the Order; we have simply registered it under its historical provenance. The name, Sovereign and Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem (OSMTJ) and its […]

  • International Registration of L’Ordre du Temple de Jerusalem in Belgium

    2023.5.8 Order Registration in Belgium   Brothers and Sisters of our noble Order.  The Order of the Temple was founded in Jerusalem in A.D. 1118 by 9 French knights under the mastership of Hugues de Payens. It has been known by a variety of names over the centuries, but it has, since its founding, been usually […]

  • Agreement of Mutual Recognition and Friendship signed with OSTI

    Today 2/19/2023, we are proud announce a Mutual Recognition and Friendship Agreement with OSTI – Ordre Souverain du Temple Initiatique, a Templar Order that was founded in 1988 by Raymond Bernard, a man with multiple Templar pedigrees, including the OSMTJ, to which he was initiated in the 1960s. While we recognize that OSTI and the […]

  • 2022 OSMTJ International Knights Templar Covent in Tomar, Portugal

    Convention October 21 to 23, 2022, Tomar, Portugal The 2022 OSMTJ International Convent, hosted by Grand Prior Luciano Fernandes of Portugal, with knights attending from all over Europe, USA and the world. Also attending was the rightful Grand Master of the OSMTJ, Ronald S Mangum, and our Royal Patron, H.R.H. Prince Krzsztof Radziwill. Additional greetings […]

  • Knights Templar Grand Priory of America (KTGPA) 2022 National Convent A Success!

    The Knights Templar Grand Priory of America (KTPGA), which is the OSMTJ-USA Grand Priory, had their annual National event in the vicinity of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC, in Woodbridge, VA. The event was attended by dozens of knights and their guests from across the United States. Also attending were three International Magistral Officers, including […]

  • A Letter from Nicolas Haimovici Hastier to GM Ronald Mangum Regarding T Bryant Jones, Luis Matos and the Election of Luis Martinez

    A few days ago, Dr. Nicolas Haimovici Hastier, President of the Regency Council and Guardian of the Faith released two letters. He sent one to David Roth, who released his on Facebook, and he sent one to Grand Master of the OSMTJ, Ronald S. Mangum. These letters were sent by Hastier for the purpose of […]

  • Easter Message from the Grand Master

    4/13/22 What does it mean to be a Christian chivalric Order? We are a Christian chivalric Order because we come together to spread the words and deeds of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Our strength comes from supporting one another to fulfill the mission Christ has given us of planting Christian entities, especially in those parts […]

  • Larmenius Charter Ceremonially Signed

    Larmenius Charter Ceremonially Signed On October, 2, 2021, at the International Conclave of the OSMTJ, Grandmaster Ronald S. Mangum ceremonially signed a copy of the Larmenius Charter for the first time in over 200 years. Signed in English, French, Spanish, and the Templar cipher, this copy of the Charter is now being housed with the Templar […]

  • From the Grandmaster regarding Grand Priory Crosses

    To our noble Grand Priors, My lovely wife recently told me about a wealthy South Korean Christian businessman who wanted to display his faith in Christ and his belief in the power of salvation through hard work. In the Korean markets work porters who carry goods from one stall to another in wooden hand carts. […]

  • Mutual Recognition Agreement OSMTJ – 1804

    A Historic Agreement Between two Templar groups. The following documents are a historic Accord of Friendship between the OSMTJ International and the OSMTJ 1804 based in Italy.   While there still exist many small Templar groups, by working together, the Templars can accomplish more while promoting the eventual goal of unity. 

  • Communique of the Grandmaster

    2020.8.18 New Member Numbers Dear Grand Priors and National Entity Chiefs: Under the protection of our Lord Jesus Christ, our noble Order continues to grow and prosper and that requires maintaining organized procedures. We will re-institute a procedure that was followed up until the Fontes era – individual membership numbers that are held in a […]

  • Communique of the Grandmaster

    Potential Anti-Christian Events in the Middle East – 2020.7.14 Dear brothers and sisters knights and dames of the Ordre Souverain et Militaire du Temple de Jerusalem, Two recent attacks on Christianity by governments in the Middle East have come to our attention. First, the statement by the President of the Republic of Turkey to allow […]

  • Communique from the Grandmaster

    Forward Look – 6.25.2020 Dear Noble Grand Priors, One of your compatriots asked about my plans for the growth of our Order and I thought that it is a good time to update my current and future priorities. We continue to grow; now we can count 36 national entities in the Order. As you know, […]

  • Communique of the Grandmaster

    Science and Religion – 7.5.2020 Often, we think of Science and Religion as separate and competing concepts. Below is an excerpt of an interview with the chief U.S. scientist who is dealing with the current coronavirus crisis. He is a practicing Christian who clearly justifies his belief in GOD. Ronald Mangum, Master Excerpt from an […]

  • Recognition & Encouragement from Grand Master Albino Neves

    Working to create bridges and cooperation in the Templar world. Dear Templar Brothers and Sisters,I have promised to establish bridges to the Other Templar obediences, and I have just received the following message from Brother Dom Albino Neves, the Master of the OSMTHMM. I look forward to working with Dom Albino to make our Order […]

  • Decree to Return to Christ

    In September of 2018 a new “Declaration of Faith” was presented to the Order as a whole by the sitting Regent of the Order. While this document contained many much-needed clarifications on our code it also proposed two new directions that caused some concern. Firstly, that the OSMTJ would no longer be a religious order […]

  • New Grandmaster Elected!

    From ancient times, the Templars have the right to choose their own Master by the votes of the majority. A Majority of the most senior Grand Priors have called for this election legitimizing our right to finally choose our own Master of the Order. By its very definition, a “Regent” is the temporary leader of […]

  • International Meeting in Zagreb, Croatia

    In June, the OSMTJ held a successful and productive Meeting in the Capital, Zagreb, Croatia Many important topics were discussed including: Groundbreaking agreements between the OSMTJ & OSMTHU The future of the Order The Magisterial Council The Statutes Our mission and values. Please enjoy pictures from the OSMTJ annual meeting below:

  • New Deputy Regent

    The Regent Nicolas Haimovici Hastier has selected Ronald S. Mangum as Deputy Regent. Deputy Regent General Ronald Mangum CONGRATULATIONS ON THE APPOINTMENT OF THE NEW DEPUTY REGENT OF THE OSMTJ, GEN. RON MANGUM: “There appears to be a great deal of confusion and misunderstanding over recent events in our Order. Our Regent, Dr. Hastier, has […]