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TEMPLAR FLAG (with United Nation emblem): Since 1999 this flag, black and white, with the UN insignia in the top left corner and red Templar Cross in the middle. The UN insignia indicates that one Order of the Templar Knights (OSMTH) is officially recognized by the United Nations and have Templar Knights as Observers and Advisers in the assembly
TEMPLAR FLAG: From the time onwards when the Templars and Hospitallers were fighting side by side. this black and white flag with the red Templar Cross was used to indicate the position of the Templar Knights
TURCOPOLE FLAG: During the period of the Crusades, Turcopoles (sons of Turks) were locally recruited mounted archers employed by the Christian states of the Eastern Mediterranean. Although they were Muslims, they fought on the side of the Templar Knights for their own good; mainly to keep Armenian, Syrian and Persian Army’s out of their territory. Today’s members of the Templar Knights should not parade this style of cross unless they are representing Turcopoles.

TEMPLAR KNIGHT BATTLE FLAG: In the battlefield, it indicated the position of the Grandmaster or the person in charge. Flown on buildings it indicated that the Knights in that area were at war
TEMPLAR KNIGHT BATTLE STANDARD: This battle standard was first used to show the position of the Knight in charge in the battlefield. First historic use was in 1187 during the 3rd crusade. The Armenian King Leo mentioned the flag in his letter- dated 1203 – as vexillum balzanum and Jaques de Vitry named it -Bauceant- because to Christians white means friendly, but for enemies black should mean terrible
TEMPLAR KNIGHT SEAL: In the early years of the Order, before they actually started combat activities it was said they rode two Knights on one horse. Later in history, another seal shows a quite different picture. You will also find seals with the word: Sigilum, Sigilium, and Sigillium as well as Militium. The reason for that and where they were used, cannot be given on this public website
The last Grandmaster of the Templar Knights, Jacques de Molay (in service 1265 – 18 March 1314). He was the 23rd Grandmaster, leading the Order as such from 20 April 1292 until it was dissolved by order of Pope Clement V. But his spirit lives on in our souls