Who we are

The Templar Corps International is a group of men and women with a Templar background, organized locally in units spread across the world, ready to put their energy, passion and intelligence at the service of mankind.

Although it was created by the Secular Templar Order under the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem Universal, Templar Corps members come from a wide range of Templar Orders in over 25 countries, whose membership to a Templar structure is acknowledged and equivalent rank given for the service in the TCI. A significant number of members have come to the Templar Corps with no previous Templar connection of any kind – which is not required.

Serving the Templar Corps is not incompatible or a substitute to membership of any Order, Association or organization. It is the materialization of the service commitment of a true Knight at heart, a way to further develop the values and ethical aspirations that characterized the chivalry role model perpetuated in the old Holy Grail legends and other literary and historical sources.

The Templar Corps is  not about revising the past or resurrecting anachronistic ways of life. Instead, it’s about the future and how to, securely anchored in the best spiritual tradition of the past, with clear and present memory, live a life of fulfillment and achievement, pursuing the highest ideals of peace, truth and freedom.

What We Do

We Make a difference.

We show that the traditional values of Spiritual Chivalry can be lived in the 21st. century with the same valour and positive impact as they had in the past.

Give bread to those who are hungry, give hope to those who despair, give voice to those who are silent.

Unlike a traditional Order, vertical and highly hierarchical in nature, the Templar Corps International is an horizontal organization, managed as a network of highly motivated individuals run through nodes that roughly correspond to regional hubs.

These hubs run local projects, cooperate with projects run by other hubs and materialize in the real world, with real people, and real work, the conceptual aims of Spiritual Chivalry as inspired by the Order of the Temple and other traditional spiritual and historical sources.

These projects cover a wide range of traditional areas of interest, all with a Templar focus:

      • Charity, international aid and disaster relief
      • Historical research and publishing, scholarship, learning
      • Traditional crafts, professions and industries, including
          • Swordsmith, pottery, wood carving, …
          • Traditional arts, painting, sculpture, music, theater, literature, …
          • Farming, hospitality, pilgrimage support and aid, …
      • Ethical business, trading and technology
      • Entertainment, documentaries, film, digital media, …
      • Tourism, guided tours, spiritual retreats, …
      • Leadership training, self-improvement programs, advisory, …
      • Intellectual Property creation and management, …

Being part of the Templar Corps Service

Membership of the Templar Corps is opened to men and women from all nationalities, races, creeds and background. The Corps was established as a vehicle for the Templar community around the world to organize in SERVICE, with a Templar mindframe and the values of Chivalry at heart.

Therefore we call on all Templar Orders, branches, Priories, Brothers and Sisters in all parts of the globe, to cooperate as part of the largest Templar service body in today´s world. Get involved. Don’t stand on the side. Don’t read about being a Templar today. Do it.

Members of the Templar Corps that are Templars do not need to leave their original Templar affiliations. Quite by the contrary. The Corps is a way to express in the real world and live in real life the Templar ethos that all Orders embody.

For that reason, being an active member of an Order is an important complement to the projects and initiatives the Corps plays out in the real world.

Come and help real people, heal the sick, support the weak, impact with your faith and love the world of those who haven’t been as fortunate as you. Serving God by serving mankind is a true knightly motto.

What are you waiting for? Join now!

 

Affiliated and Supported Projects

All members of the Templar Corps can get involved with existing projects. Alternatively they may create new projects of their own, focused on the local community. Wider subjects are acceptable and not all initatives are non-economical in nature. The OFICINA TEMPLI under the FEYTORIAS project coordinates programs that require investment and may return income – although non-for-profit. That is the case of art workshops, traditional crafts (metal, wood, etc.), Intellectual Property based projects (literature, film, gaming, digital media, …) and others.

These new initiatives are coordinated under a Commandery, adding a node to the larger network of Templar activities.

FOUR PROJECTS WE CURRENTLY SUPPORT – GET INVOLVED

AFRICA

SÃO TOMÉ E PRÍNCIPE
Under the Directory of Portugal – Luis de Matos, Director
Projects supported in São Tomé e Príncipe


RELIEF / HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS
SUPPORTED PROJECT: MILK FOR SÃO TOMÉ E PRÍNCIPE


DATE: 2020 and onwards
COUNTRY: SÃO TOMÉ E PRÍNCIPE
OUTPOST: Lisbon, Portugal
PARTNERS: LOCAL CHURCH; FREI FERNANDO VENTURA; BANCO DE LEITE
REF: bancodeleite.pt

DESCRIPTION:
The Powder Milk Bank is an NGO whose mission is to answer to the basic needs of children as far as nourishment and basic health needs are concerned, as well as the creation of the best possible conditions for their healthy development. At this stage the Bank attention is focused in Africa, mainly S. Tomé e Principe.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
> Donate (financial support, powder milk)

Contact: fernandogreat@gmail.com

 

EUROPE

PORTUGAL
Directory of Portugal – Luis de Matos, Director
Projects in Portugal


RELIEF / HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS
PROJECT: OPERATIONAL CENTER FOR DISASTER RELIEF


DATE: 2018 and onwards
OUTPOST: Portimão
OFFICER IN CHARGE: Victor Varela Martins, Knight Commander
PARTNERS: AHPS; MEDY; CIVIL PROTECTION AUTHORITIES
ADDRESS: Rua Cruz da Palmeira, nº.4 – 8300-183 Silves, Portugal
REF: templars.wordpress.com/2018/08/07/we-may-need-your-help/

DESCRIPTION:
The Humanitarian Association of Protection and Relief (AHPS) was founded with the aim to create an Ambulance Service for the Templar Corps. It provides emergency services, transportation of patients and first responder assistance services. During the COVID19 pandemic the outpost was involved in medicine and food distribution.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
> Donate (financial support, food, essentials)
> Volunteer to help in the humanitarian efforts (all year), including food distribution and logistics
> Get certificated as a paramedic and first responder

Contact: templarcorps.ahps@gmail.com

RELIEF / HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS
PROJECT: OPERATIONAL CENTER FOR DISASTER RELIEF – GP PORTUGAL

DATE: 2018 and onwards
OUTPOST: Arraiolos / Lagos
OFFICER IN CHARGE: Rui Herdadinha, Knight Commander
PARTNERS: LOCAL FIRE FIGHTERS ASSOCIATIONS; CIVIL PROTECTION AUTHORITIES
ADDRESS: Rua da Parreira, 14 – B – 7040-040 Arraiolos, Portugal
REF: templars.wordpress.com/2018/08/07/we-may-need-your-help/

DESCRIPTION:
The Grand Priory of Portugal of the OSMTHU has created an Operational Center to concentrate all resources during the Summer and forest fire season in Portugal. Donations may consist of water, milk, other basic food, canned food, clothing, shoes, and toiletries.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
> Donate (financial support, food, essentials)
> Volunteer to help in the humanitarian efforts (May to September), including food distribution and logistics

Contact: projects@templarcorps.org

RESEARCH / ARCHIVE / MUSEUM
PROJECT: TEMPLAR INTERPRETATION CENTER

DATE: 2019 – 2022
PARTNERS: MUNICIPALITY OF BARQUINHA (ALMOUROL); PROF. MANUEL J. GANDRA
ANNUAL EVENT: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TEMPLARS AND TEMPLARISM
ADDRESS: Largo 1.º Dezembro; 2260-403 Vila Nova da Barquinha; Portugal
Phone: +351-249720358
E-mail: cita@cm-vnbarquinha.pt
LINKS: Templar Interpretation Center; Protocol; Almourol Video; Templar Interpretation Center Video

DESCRIPTION:
First of its kind in Portugal. It has a permanent exhibition room, temporary exhibition space and a film screening room on the theme of the Templars. Also in the same building is the Library – Templar Archive, which has a vast literary collection dedicated to this theme, the result of donations by Teresa Furtado and Manuel J. Gandra.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
> Research and study in the Templar Library
> Create Event in the Museum/Auditorium
> Speak in the next International Conferences (October 2020, October 2021 and October 2022)
> Volunteer to help in the International Conference
> Donate books, documents and objects to the Library and Museum

Contact: conference@templarcorps.org

RESEARCH / ARCHIVE / MUSEUM
PROJECT: PORTUGUESE HERMETIC MUSEUM

DATE: 2019 onwards
PARTNERS: ASSOCIAÇÃO MAR E SAUDADE; PROF. MANUEL J. GANDRA
EVENTS: ANNUAL CONFERENCE (APRIL); BIANNUAL FESTIVAL (DECEMBER); CONFERENCES; COURSES
ADDRESS: R. Dr. Barral Filipe 12, 2260-444 Vila Nova da Barquinha, Portugal
LINKS: ASSOCIAÇÃO MAR E SAUDADE

DESCRIPTION:
The Portuguese Hermetic Museum is an initiative dedicated to the study and research of the Principles and Disciplines related to the Hermetic Philosophy, understood broadly and not exclusively in its Christian aspect. It promotes conferences, study courses and a rotating exhibition. The Museum opens its valuable themed library to researchers by appointment.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
> Research and study in the Hermetic Library
> Create Event in the Museum/Auditorium
> Speak in the next Conferences
> Join the Mar e Saudade Association
> Donate books, documents and objects to the Library and Museum

Contact: saudade@maresaudade.org

SOUTH AMERICA

BOLÍVIA
Directory of Bolívia – Vincenzo Tuccillo, Director
Projects in Bolivia


RELIEF / HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS
PROJECT: OPERATIONAL CENTER FOR DISASTER RELIEF

DATE: 2020 and onwards
COUNTRY: BOLIVIA
OUTPOST: Cochabamba
OFFICER IN CHARGE: Vincenzo Tuccillo, Knight General
PARTNERS: INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS
REF: Disaster Relief in Bolivia

DESCRIPTION:
On February 2020, the Bolivia Government Information Agency declared a disaster zone for Luribay Municipality, La Paz Department, due to heavy rain and river flooding that has affected 500 families, 30 households, and 1,050 hectares of agricultural land. The Priorato General del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, OSMTHU headed by Grand Prior General Fr+ Vincenzo Tuccillo organized a Templar presence in the relief efforts, in cooperation with the main ONG’s in the country, including the International Red Cross.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
> Donate (financial support, food, essentials)
> Volunteer to help in the humanitarian efforts (all year), including food distribution and logistics

 

Become a Member

Become a member today!

Benefits of membership:

  • Access and get involved in exciting Templar Corps Projects
  • Attend exclusive international Templar Corps Events
  • Set up your own profile and interact with other people interested in the Templars and involved in research and relief projects worldwide
  • Join discussion groups under the subjects that interest you the most
  • Exchange ideas, views, studies, documents, pictures, maps, copies of rare books and exclusive research
  • Network with Templar Corps members from all over the world
  • Get involved, volunteer and work under a large number of Projects of your interest
  • Propose new Projects within the scope of the Templar Corps, helping your community and live old Templar values today, through service to others
  • Progress in the ranks of the Templar Corps
  • Request to be admitted in the Secular Templar Order with the corresponding Templar Corps rank
  • Access E-learning tools, certifications and exclusive online academic resources*
  • Access the Templar Trade Connection platform*

Choose your option and join the Templar Service Corps International.

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