IN HOC SIGNO VINCES
So said God to Constantine
So said the Pope to the Masters
So said the Masters to us
In this sign, conquer
Under this sign, defeat the Infidel
Under this sign, conquer the Holy Land for Christendom
NON NOBIS DOMINE, NON NOBIS, SED NOMINI TUO DA GLORAIM
In this sign, christen
Christened the Templars, for the Temple gave us
the Ark of the Covenant the Black Books of Wisdom the Head of John the Baptist the Holy Grail the Seed of Christ the Secrets of geometry the Treasures of Old Jerusalem
In this sign, command and control
Command princes and priests and popes and potentates and powers
Control the fighting and fields and finance and future of Europe
A Templar Knight is truly a fearless knight, and secure on every side, for his soul is protected by the armour of faith, just as his body is protected by the armour of steel. He is thus doubly armed, and need fear neither demons nor men.
Bernard de Clairvaux, c. 1135
De Laude Novae Militae [In Praise of the New Knighthood]
In this sign, capitulate
Capitulate to the conspiracy and conniving of kings
Capitulate to the threat and terror of torture
God is not pleased. We have enemies of the faith in the kingdom.
King Philip IV of France
In this sign, continue
God knows who is wrong and has sinned.
Soon a calamity will occur to those who have condemned us to death.
Grand Master Jacques de Molay
Continue in legend and myth and lore and secret societies
Continue until the time is right once more
IN HOC SIGNO VINCES
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