PRESS RELEASE. 21_5_2012
The Scottish Knight Templars SKT-SMOTJ. IFA-OCMTH(R)TM
Important worldwide discovery of Scottish Knight Templars rule still in existence. Previously only 9 copies were thought to have survived worldwide, but the Scottish Knight Templars can now reveal that there is a 10th Hand written copy from 1128 in Edinburgh.
The Scottish Knight Templars SKT-SMOTJ historically within Scotland have always claimed a line of descent outwith that of any Neo Templar Order in existence today. The Scottish Knight Templars for many years have compiled an extensive archive of evidence that proves without doubt that the Order of the Temple in Scotland was not abolished in 1312 as it was in other parts of the world. The Scottish Templars have continued up to the present day and are still in existence. The Order of the Temple was given in 1128 a set of Rules deliberated over at a meeting now referred to as the council of Troye by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux. Nine copies of these hand written rules have been known to survive and are still in existence to this day. They are referred to as the primitive rule, the Latin rule, the French rule, and the Catalan Rule (Catalan rule being written at a later date).
The Scottish Knight Templars over the weekend of 28th and 29th April 2012 held a meeting in Edinburgh to discuss and go over the archives of the Order. Present at the meeting which was called for by the current head of the Order H.S.E Graham F Russell Chef Mondial were Grand Priors and members from the Orders international priories.
As a result of our discussions we would like to reveal that after years of looking for our original Scottish rule it was found by H.S.E James P McGrath 1st Lt General with the assistance of staff at the National Library of Scotland. “We always knew it was there as the secret had been handed down over the years but the exact location had been lost. The Scottish Rule has been hidden bound within another book”.
Working with the Grand Prior of Spain translating the Original document from Latin into English we can reveal that it is the 10th original hand written rule in existence which differs from the existing copies already known of. We now refer to the document written by Jean Michel scribe of the document by order of the council and of the venerable father Bernard Abbot of Clairvaux as the Edinburgh Rule.
Italian Simonetta Cerrini expert on the Templar rule has been in correspondence with the Order and has confirmed that it is an original document written at the time of the Council of Troye.
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Meeting St Mary’s Cathedral 28th April 2012