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Ordo Equitum Templi Hierosolymitani

(Order of the Knights of the Temple of Jerusalem)

Welcome to the ANIMA TEMPLI website.

We are commonly known by the name KNIGHTS TEMPLAR

As an ecumenical Christian knightly order, we are neither political nor do we share Masonic, Gnostic or occult-esoteric ideas.

We are a modern Templar Order, but we are inspired by the highest ideals and values of the medieval Order of the Knights Templar and consider ourselves their spiritual heirs.

With the knightly vow, the members of our order undertake to lead a life of honor and excellence by representing Christian values and knightly virtues and making them recognizable in their lives. We choose a meaningful life by standing up for what is right and important for our family, society and nation.

If you share the same values and want to improve and get involved through the path of Knighthood, we welcome you.

Contact and join us!

Provided we match, membership will be ­granted through a well-described and uncomplicated process.

Joining ANIMA TEMPLI offers you the following advantages:

  • Family: You will be welcomed into a large family of brothers and sisters with community and networking.
  • Legitimacy: We can trace our history back to the Templar revival of the 18th century, and we invoke the spiritual legacy of the historic Templar Order.
  • Mission: We are on a mission to change the world for the better.  History has shown that an organized group of people united in a common cause can have a lasting impact on the development of society.
  • Independence: Our Order is a 21st century re-establishment and is not affiliated with other existing Neo-Templar Orders from which it differs conceptually. However, we maintain friendly relations with other Templars and their organizations.
  • Freedom: The subdivisions of our order freely decide on their work priorities and the choice of their leaders.
  • Low Cost: Our membership fees are affordable. We don’t want to make money, but have honest and noble intentions and a more important mission in this world.
  • Community: As a member of the Order you are part of a large community of like-minded brothers and sisters – with the same goals and the same mission.
  • Events: You have the opportunity to participate in the ceremonies and events of the Knights Templar and to meet many new brothers and sisters.
  • Help: If you need help or advice, we are here for you.
  • Charity: We work to serve, and our members volunteer for many worthy charitable causes.

If you would like to join or have any questions about the Order, please let us know by using the “Contact” link. We will answer your request as soon as possible.

Best regards

Thomas Kohwagner KGCTJ

Magisterial Seneschal

Member organisations: TGDV vzw (Templari Gérard de Villers)