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'Templars' ('Templars', from Lat. 'Templum' – 'church') – Templarii sive fratres militiae templi – Knights, established in 1118 by Hugo de Peynsom during the Crusades. His goal was proclaimed – the protection of pilgrims to the Holy places of the following. It is believed that At first his pious knights of nine on the basis of monasticism and chivalry. Was chosen as the patroness of Meek Mother of God. The Knights have vowed to live by the rules of St. Augustine, to devote himself to the protection of the sacraments Christian faith.

Print Order – two riders on one horse to symbolize the vows of chastity taken by them and poverty. It is believed that the name – the Templars – they got because of their residence (first time) served as room, located on the south side of the palace of King Baldwin of Jerusalem and is adjacent to I Church of the Holy Sepulcher. At one time this place was sacred Muslim – Al-Aqsa Mosque. According to some reports there located and the Temple of Solomon. Despite what has been proclaimed to protect pilgrims to the holy places following, there is no evidence that the Templars had done this. Soon the news of the 'poor knights of Christ' came to Europe, where they became very popular. Saint Bernard of Clairvaux monk, in 1128 wrote the treatise 'Praise be to the new chivalry', extolling the Templars to the skies. In 1127, all nine of the Knights of the Temple returned to Europe, where they were greeted with triumph.

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