Dear Members and Friends of Golden Lotus,
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
Please join us at Golden Lotus Lodge on Saturday, March 23rd, at 2:00 p.m. for an engaging and illuminating account of the history of the Knights Templar and their legacy, presented by Lita and Vere Chappell.
Preceding this event will be a special Equinox Ceremony to ring in the Vernal Equinox and the beginning of Spring!
The Knights Templar were founded in 1118 CE to protect European pilgrims traveling to Jerusalem after it had been conquered in the crusades. For the next 200 years they grew in power, wealth, and importance, and built numerous castles, commanderies, and even entire towns throughout Europe and the Middle East.
In 1307 the Templars were arrested on trumped-up charges so that the Pope and the King of France could seize their wealth and lands. But the romantic legend of the warrior monks has persisted to the present day, and has inspired many—including the founders of Ordo Templi Orientis.
This presentation will be richly illustrated with photographs of Templar sites from Lita and Vere’s travels in Israel, France, England and Spain.
The Equinox Ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. We will have a short break afterwards to mingle and chat as we set up for the lecture.
A donation of $10 is requested to attend.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Love is the law, love under will.