From the Chief Knight (July 2018)

posted Jul 9, 2018, 7:12 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Brief History

The order of ‘The Knights of the Temple of Solomon’ or ‘The Knights of the Temple’, originally called the ‘Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Jesus Christ’, was established in 1118.

On Friday, October 13, 1307, Pope Clement V, at the insistence of King Philip IV of France, declared the Order heretical. The king was known as “Philip the Fair” though not because he was ‘just” but simply because he was “fair’ or light skinned………..stay tuned for more!


Naresh Rampershad