With the Order of the Knights Templar suppressed, rumours spread across Europe that the secret tradition they had chosen to follow, was still being practised. In the latter years of the Middle Ages, information seeped out, that the Freemasons were connected to the Templar Order. According to Crusade History, a handful of Syriac Christians, Saracen prisoners were rescued by Knights Templar who granted them protection.
These Christians indebted to the Knights Templar who had saved their lives, wanted to know more of the Templar Order, were initiated into the Order’s innermost circle, where they learnt about their occult mysteries. When these Syriac Christians left the Holy Land, they travelled across Europe and eventually settled in Scotland. It is here they founded a new chapter of the Templar Order which would later merge with Freemasons.
In the latter part of the 13th and early 14th century the Templar Order…
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