In This Sign

Thanks to Vanessa of Petal & Mortar for dropping a note in the prompt box!

Distressed Templar Cross
Photo Credit: John Patrick Victor Jokinen (Dec. 27, 2012)

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

Ascalon

Montgisard

Acre

Arsuf

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

the Power

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

Templar Knight in Battle Dress angelfire7508

IN HOC SIGNO VINCES

 


 

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6 thoughts on “In This Sign

            1. Great! Thanks (kind of) what I was going for. I was also trying to make an allusion to the Petrine Theory of Apostolic Succession [if by happenstance any historians or medievalists wander onto the page].

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