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SMOTJ - A Modern Templar order

(SMOTJ) The Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem 

The Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem (SMOTJ) is a Christian chivalric order inspired by the ideals of the Knights Templar. Serving and Protecting the Faithful at Risk in the Holy Land and throughout the world. 

Strengthening Our Faith: A Community of Support and Growth

SMOTJ provides a welcoming environment for Christians of all denominations to deepen their faith. Through fellowship and spiritual development opportunities, we foster a supportive community where members can grow together.

Building Bridges and Preserving a Legacy

We believe in promoting understanding and respect between different faiths. SMOTJ supports pilgrimages to holy sites, ensuring a continued Christian presence in the Holy Land. This fosters dialogue and helps preserve this significant region’s rich religious heritage.

Serving Others: Offering a Helping Hand

SMOTJ stands with those most vulnerable. We offer aid to the poor, the sick, and those facing injustice. Our commitment extends to defending basic human rights and championing freedom of speech.

Modern Chivalry: Upholding Timeless Ideals

SMOTJ embodies the values of chivalry – honor, courage, compassion, and service. We strive to uphold these ideals in our daily lives while carrying forward the rich history and legacy of the Knights Templar.

Who We Are: An Order Open to All Who Share Our Values

SMOTJ welcomes Christians of all denominations who share our commitment to service. Our ranks include chaplains who provide spiritual guidance and medical professionals who offer their expertise through our Chirurgeon’s Corps. We also recognize individuals of all faiths who have made extraordinary contributions to humanity through our Order of Merit.

Join Us: Make a Difference Through Faith and Service

SMOTJ offers a unique path for combining your faith with a passion for serving others. We leverage the diverse talents of our growing volunteer base to create a powerful force for good in the world. If you share our values and seek a meaningful way to contribute, we invite you to explore membership opportunities.

Additional Information

  • SMOTJ respects and upholds the laws and authorities of the United States.
  • We are a non-political organization.
  • SMOTJ is not affiliated with Freemasonry.

The Call to Serve Awaits

We invite you to learn more about SMOTJ and how you can answer the call to serve. Explore our website for additional information, and if our mission resonates with you, please contact us today to discuss becoming a member. Together, we can make a lasting difference.