The Templars Of Honor and Temperance
In a society where the human value has taken its toll to the shadows means that our work is now more important than ever, a work where the forces of good is required.
The Temple of Honor and Temperance is order and foundation lies on Christian values. Our society is built on the pillars of Truth, Love, Purity and Fidelity. This is what we believe in when we work for developing our members characters as person and my fellow human beings.
The Order of Templars of Honor and Temperance is a Order of sobriety. A life without alcohol and other drugs is a dream that we can achieve together.
Sharing this dream with many others gives a much wider dimension. A Order of ceremonial meetings also gives you something beyond ordinary everyday life.
The Templars of Honor and Temperance established in the United States in 1845 as the Marshall Temperance Fraternity as part of the temperance movement.
The Templars were formed as a result of a schism within the older Sons of Temperance, when some felt that the organization did not have an elaborated enough ritual. The new group changed its name several times, first to ”Marshall Temple, No. 1, Sons of Honor,” then to ”Marshall Temple of Honor, No. 1, Sons of Temperance.”
In 1846 the National Temple of the Templars of Honor and Temperance of the United States was instituted in New York.
The Supreme Counsil was transferred to the Nordic countries in 1938. Today the Order only exists in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. There are three Grand Temple under The Supreme Temple, covering the above countries. The Order has about 3500 members.
Since 2003 a Order for only Women, Tempel Byggare Orden, was founded. It has the same purpose as Templars Of Honor. The two independent orders are working close together in several areas.
The Supreme Council is elected every 3rd year. The acting Supreme Grand Master (SGM), elected 2016, is Per Fredheim (picture) from Sweden. The Supreme Council consists of seven persons including SGM.
Rear row from left:
Supreme Grand Recorder (SGR), Supreme Grand Treasurer (SGT), Supreme Grand Usher (SGU), Supreme Grand Chaplain (SGC)
Front row from left:
Vice Supreme Grand Master (VSGM), Supreme Grand Master (SGM), Supreme Grand Under Master (SGUM)
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The Four Pillars
A Brother is careful with his words in writing and in speech. What a Templar says is true and when a promise is made, it is indefinite.
A Templars love to the Eternal Great Master, as the creator of life and protector of the world, we urge him to faithfully build life in respect for the secrets of our universe.
The love of our country should animate each Templar so that he can use his gifts to improve the society that we live in. To take care of the nature and to show respect of our country and its laws.
A Templar always tries to live in respect for our fellow humans with the golden wisdom: All that you want the people to for you, you shall do for them.
A Templar always strives after having a clean consciousness, clean thoughts and desires and we correct our life after this principle.