Newly knighted

Discussion in 'The York Rite' started by Kalip78, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. Kalip78

    Kalip78 Registered User

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    I'm on the train from Germany to Poland as I was installed as KT and KM in Great Priory of Germany. I must say I'm in love with both degrees, they unite three of my life passions: for Christianity, for Freemasonry and for medieval history. All inclusive, what a weekend!

    I was wondering what was the reason to put KM as a first degree in the USA and KT as first in Europe. Some says, that as an institution KM were born first and this explains American position. But KT's were first as order against of knighthood and this explains European position. But there is another one. When the Order of the Temple was destroyed by king of France and Roman pope, many regular knights joined the Order of Malta (I'm not talking about those who were burned on stakes). And this is my explanation of European model since Saturday's ritual. :)

    Frats from Poland!
     
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  2. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    As for the Americans, it's difficult to trace all the changes wrought by stuffing the Orders into a "rite" with multiple other degrees and no continuous time- or story-line.
    It is interesting to note, though, that the only required jewel for an American Masonic KT is the Malta Cross.
     
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  3. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Congratulations Sir Knight and welcome!
     
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  4. Ripcord22A

    Ripcord22A Site Benefactor

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    If by KM you mean Knights Masons that is its own body if im not mistaken and not related to the KT in America? Could a YR brother confirm?

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  5. Companion Joe

    Companion Joe Premium Member

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    I think he is referring to Knight of Malta.

    Congratulations on taking the orders.
     
  6. Ripcord22A

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  8. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    This is the way that I took it.
     
  9. Kalip78

    Kalip78 Registered User

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    Yes Brethern, I mean Knights of Malta.

    S&F from Warsaw!
     
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  10. KSigMason

    KSigMason Traveling Templar Site Benefactor

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    Congratulations!
     
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