“From humble beginnings the Knights Templar rose to become the most powerful military monastic order of the medieval world. Pledged to protect pilgrims during the Crusades, the Templars became heroes to Christians everywhere. Their fighting prowess was legendary. The sight of their white cloaks and red crosses inspired the faithful and struck terror into their enemies. Young men rushed to join the Order, taking vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience to fight for God. By the thirteenth century the Order commanded thousands of men, ships, and castles in every country in Europe. Considered untouchable, the Templars owed allegiance to no king-only to the Pope himself.“– Jordan Mechner
His S.E. Master of the Order Sir Rick Trujillo
Welcome to the Knights Templar “O.M.S.D.T.-U.S.A.”
(O.M.S.D.T. Ordre militaire suprême des Templiers).
The Knights Templar are a Christian (Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox) fraternal and chivalric Order. Our Order has no Masonic or political affiliations. We are ecumenical meaning we are not affiliated with any single Christian denomination but represent all of Christendom.
We are a Nation-wide organization for the fellowship and networking of like-minded individuals. The OMSDT claims no direct link or descent from the historical Templar Order, Although we can trace our existence as a “templar inspired” Order back to the early XVIII century. We pledge to live according to those ancient codes of honor and chivalry and conduct our actions as members of the Order and individuals within the most strict Christian spiritual tradition in a broad ecumenical sense.
The leader of our Order is His S.E., Master of the Order, Sir Rick Trujillo - Knights Grand Cross (pictured Left).
Our Order vows to hold to the virtues of Honesty, Loyalty, Perseverance, Charity, Humility, Courage and Honor. We take our vows seriously and hold each other accountable as our ancient statue prescribes: “Each day we must help our brethren for whom we are responsible, for one day God will say, ‘Where is thy Brother?’”
In contrast to much of today’s society, with people moving from place to place and from relationship to relationship, this Order calls Knights and Dames to live a committed life of purpose under the Godhead Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Historically, the Knights Templar were a Christian order of warrior monks founded in 1119 A.D.. Named for the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the Templars initially protected pilgrims traveling through the Holy Land, but eventually evolved into a powerful military force that waged war to protect the Holy Land during the Crusades.
The reasons the Knights Templar exist today are:
Spread the light of Christ in an increasingly dark world. Today’s Templars are faced with a spiritual battle instead of a physical one.
Practice works of mercy, charity and benevolence.
Act as a force to unify all Christians, Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox, under the banner of Christ. Today, Christians are under attack by extraordinarily powerful enemies.
|“We Recognize No Sovereign But God, and no King But Jesus!” ― John Adams
Perpetuate the traditions of the Knights Templar by defending Christendom through non-violent means.
Live a life of Chivalry and hold each other accountable to a lifestyle of excellence.
Promote historical studies, heraldry and the genealogy of the Order.
Promote, through the values of friendship, loyalty and respect, feelings of universal brotherhood and ideals of solidarity between all people.
The 12th century Cistercian Abbot, Bernard of Clairvaux wrote, ”The Knight Templar is truly a fearless knight and secure on every side, for his soul is protected by the armor of faith just as his body is protected by armor of steel. He is thus doubly armed and need fear neither demons nor men. Not that he fears death–no, he desires it. Why should he fear to live or fear to die when for him to live is Christ, and to die is gain?”