This is the Constitution of the Templar Order as a sovereign subject of international law, consolidated from 2008-2013 from legal protocols of its ancient and medieval origins as a historical institution, enacted in 2015, as amended in March 2016. The Constitution defines the system of governance of the Order over its governmental, chivalric, secular and ecclesiastical affairs. It also establishes the administration of Justice under its sovereign jurisdiction, and sets forth a constitutional Bill of Rights. An official legislative or regulatory Act of Law, enacted by the Sovereign Magistral Order of the Temple of Solomon, as the non-territorial principality and sovereign subject of international law embodying the original Knights Templar from 1118 AD.
SOVEREIGN MAGISTRAL ORDER
OF THE TEMPLE OF SOLOMON
Ordo Regius Magistralis Templi Solomonis
Enacted by the Government and Ratified by the Grand Master
(Constitution of 2015, as Amended in 2016)
The text of this Constitution is the complete amended version, with all previous amendments
fully incorporated, as consolidated from all relevant known ancient and medieval statutory
and customary Sovereign protocols and laws of:
(1) Essene Patriarchate of Antioch through Cathars since 1054 AD as Ecclesiastical
Succession, (2) Independent Kingdom of Mann since 1079 AD of Arthurian heritage later
carrying King Fulk line as Magistral Succession, (3) Kingdom of Jerusalem since 1118 AD as
Royal Patronage of Magistral sovereignty through the King Fulk line as Magistral Succession,
(4) Order of the Temple of Solomon since 1118 AD as Magistral sovereignty, (5) Ancient
Priesthood of Solomon of the Templar Order since 1118 AD as Ecclesiastical sovereignty, (6)
Templar Principality of Antioch since 1129 AD as Magistral sovereignty, (7) Templar Essene
Patriarchate of Antioch since 1131 AD as Ecclesiastical sovereignty, (8) Roman Catholic
Church from 1129 AD as Patronage and from 1139 AD as Protection of Magistral and
Ecclesiastical sovereignty, and (9) Independent Church movement since 1145 AD through
Old Catholic movement since 1870 AD as Magistral Succession and Ecclesiastical Succession.
This consolidation integrates the full scope of all applicable Sovereign law and Canon law
foundations, collectively, since those early medieval times. Ancient and medieval protocols
have been translated into English, or updated from Old English into modern English, using
current legal terminology of the common law and customary international law.
2013, 2016 Sovereign Magistral Order of the Temple of Solomon.
All International Rights Reserved.
Table of Contents of the Templar Constitution
Preamble Sovereign Principality Under God
Sovereignty of the Principality
Article 1 Name of the Principality
Article 2 Constitut