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However, the rest still remained "passive" until finally
Palestine was a Christian land longer than it has been a jewish land, and of course longer than it has been a Muslim land (Islam being one of the world’s youngest religions). We all know as far back as "St. George" of the 2nd Century, whose family was Governors of Palestine. He was Martyred there as the Syrians and Babylonians made their edicts to kill all Christians and take their lands. "St. George" was then Governor of Palestine, and was cousin of Emperor Constantine the Great, who then avenged his death, and re-took Palestine to remain a Christian land. These are the important facts totally deleted from the common school texts. As it has been a Christian land and Christian Government of Jerusalem has existed 10 times longer the Islamic. However, our most pacifist compassionate instinct has kept our people of Christendom to never count the injuries of our own people, only to feel sorry for our enemies in hopes that they won’t attack us again. The aggressors continue to be ignored, even when it is still in our face.
The Templar Beginnings
After the First Crusade re-captured Jerusalem in 1099, many Christian pilgrims traveled to visit what they referred to as the Holy Places. However, though the city of Jerusalem was under relatively secure control, the rest of the Outremer was not. Muslim Bandits abounded, and pilgrims were routinely slaughtered, sometimes by the hundreds, as they attempted to make the journey from the coastline at Jaffa into the Holy Land.
Definition of Monasticism:
Monasticism (from Greek μοναχός, monachos, derived from Greek monos, alone) is the religious practice in which someone renounces worldly pursuits to fully devote their life to spiritual work. The origin of the word is from Ancient Greek, and the idea originally related to Christian monks.
In the Christian tradition, those pursuing a monastic life are usually called monks or brethren (brothers) if male, and nuns or sisters if female. Both monks and nuns may also be called monastics.
for all perpetuity, the right of the Knights Templar to exist in Scotland and to serve Scotland.
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