Unlike any other book I've read on the Templars, and I've read more than a few, this one contains the English translation of the Chinon Parchment, transcripts of the Templars Inquisition, which is a great way to close out a book and give everyone a good idea of what happened in those final days. A great introduction to the history of this Knightly Order, as well as an excellent analysis of the trial and conviction of many of its members for heresy. On the orders from these cardinal presbyters, for further assurance, I wrote underneath this record and sealed it with my seal. And also I, Arnulphe d’Orléans called le Ratif, notary by the power of the Holy Roman Church, observed with other aforementioned notaries and witnesses confessions, depositions and other each and every thing described above that occurred in the presence of the aforementioned reverend fathers lords cardinal presbyters, as well as what was done by their lordships just as it is shown above in fuller detail. Also, on the same day, brother knight Geoffroy of Charny, preceptor of commanderies of the Templar Order in Normandy, appearing personally in the previously described manner and form, in our presence, and in the presence of notaries, as well as witnesses, modestly swore with his hand on the Gospel of the Lord and was questioned about the manner of his reception into the said Order. Afterwards, this very brother Raymbaud standing on his knees with his hands folded asked for our forgiveness and mercy regarding the abovementioned deeds. Diligently interrogated by us about the time and circumstances of his initiation in the order he said that it was been forty-thee years or thereabouts since he had been knighted and admitted into the Templar Order by brother Roncelin de Fos, at the time preceptor of Provence, in the town of Richarenchess, in the diocese of Carpentras or Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux, in the chapel of the local Templar commandery. But that may not be true. When asked whether he accepted others into the Order, he replied that he did many times, and that he accepted more people than any other living member of the Order. Report abuse. Then he said that the next day he revealed this to the bishop of Carpentras, his blood relative, who was present in the said place, and the bishop told him that he had acted wrongly and committed a sin. And then, once he had been accepted in the order and the cloak of the order had been placed on his shoulders, the brother who performed the ceremony took him aside within the same chapel and showed him a crucifix with an effigy of Christ, and told him that he should not believe in the Crucified, but should in fact denounce Him. Five high-ranking members of the Order, including its Grand Master Jacques de Molay, were also supposed to be delivered to the Curia, but they were diverted to Chinon (less than 60 miles away from Poitiers). Chinon Parchment - Wikipedia The Knights Templar Absolution: The Chinon Parchment and the History of the Poor Knights of Christ. 1 Knights Templar of Indianapolis just passed along a website link for an English translation of the Chinon Parchment , thereby saving you about $8,000 off of the Vatican edition. The Chinon Parchment. Well, someone from the Telegraph has at least finally read the Chinon Parchment instead of just repeating what the sensationalists continue to spout.. cartapecora. The … We, Berengar, by … “The first volume of Processus Contra Templarios was generously donated by Illustrious Hoyt Samples, 33°, Past Sovereign Grand Inspector General (SGIG) in Tennessee, and his wife Mitzi in 2008. When asked whether he knew if all brothers of the said Order were initiated in the same manner as he initiated others, he said that he did not know for sure about others, only about himself and those whom he initiated, because brothers are initiated in such secrecy that nothing can be known other than through those who are present. The Supreme Military Order of the Jerusalem Temple and this website are a ministry of and wholly owned by Templar Church, http://TemplarChurch.org/, http://knightstemplarvault.com/knights-templar-absolution/. 2007 Published. Nereus and Achileus, and Stephanus, cardinal presbyter of St. Ciriacus in Therminis, and Landolf, cardinal deacon of St. Angel, declare through this official statement directed to all who will read it that since our most holy father and lord Clement, by divine providence the supreme pontific of the holy Roman and universal church, after receiving the word of mouth and also clamorous reports from the illustrious king of France and prelates, dukes, counts, barons and other subjects of the said kingdom, both noblemen and commoners, along with some brothers, presbyters, knights, preceptors and servants of the Templar order, had initiated an inquiry into matters concerning the brothers, [questions of Catholic faith] and the Rule of the said Order, because of which it suffered public infamy, the very same lord Pope wishing and intending to know the pure, complete and uncompromised truth from the leaders of the said Order, namely brother Jacques de Molay, grandmaster of the Order of Knights Tempar, brother Raymbaud de Caron, preceptor the commandaries of Templar Knights inOutremer, brother Hugo de Pérraud, preceptor of France, brother Geoffroy de Gonneville, preceptor of Aquitania and Poitou, and Geoffroy of Charny, preceptor of Normandy, ordered and commissioned us specifically and by his verbally expressed will in order that we might with diligence examine the truth by questioning the grandmaster and the aforementioned preceptors – one by one and individually, having summoned notaries public and trustworthy witnesses. Also, he said that at the time of his induction, the novice kissed the recipient on the mouth and in his chest through the garment as a sign of reverence. 767 and Eminent Grand Commander of Raper Commandery No. He also said that previously he had confessed about these things in the presence of brother Guillaume of Paris, inquisitor of heretical actions, or his deputy. When asked how old he was when accepted into the said Order, he replied that he heard his mother say that he was eighteen. The Chinon Parchment is a historical document discovered in September, 2001, by Barbara Frale, an Italian paleographer at the Vatican Secret Archives.On the basis of the Parchment, she has claimed that, in 1308, Pope Clement V absolved the last Grand Master, Jacques de Molay, and the rest of the leadership of the Knights Templar from charges brought against them by the Medieval Inquisition. The Chinon Parchment details a failed attempt by the Pope to preserve the Templars from the machinations of King Philip IV of France, through establishing that the Order was not heretical and was capable of reform under the aegis of the Church. And having acted according to the mandate and commissioned by the said Lord Supreme Pontific, we questioned the aforementioned grandmaster and the preceptors and examined them concerning the matters described above. en The study of the parchment of Chinon attracted some international historians’ attention. 1 Knights Templar of Indianapolis just passed along a website link for an English translation of the Chinon Parchment , … Also, he said that at the time of his induction, the novice kissed the recipient on the mouth and in his chest through the garment as a sign of reverence. The Chinon Parchment is a historical document, published by Étienne Baluze in Vitae Paparum Avenionensis ("Lives of the Popes of Avignon"), Paris, 1693. On the orders from these cardinal presbyters, as a testimony of truth, I wrote underneath this record and sealed it with my seal, having been asked to do so. He was inducted as a brother of the Order by brother Hubet de Perraud, his own father, a Visitator of the Templar commanderies in France andPoitou , who placed upon his shoulders the cloak of the said Order. And if there is anything additional in this confession in front of the Inquisitor or his deputy, as has been said above, he ratifies, approves and confirms it. translation. Feb 12, 2016 - Explore Templar Vault's board "Knights Templar History", followed by 693 people on Pinterest. Further interrogated, he said that he believed that other brothers had been accepted into the Order in the same manner that he was. And, as he said, he made no denouncement otherwise. And since he completely refused to do it, the receptor, seeing his resistance, said to him: “Will you swear to me that if asked by any of the brothers you would say that you had made this denouncement, provided that I allow you not to make it?” And the newly received answered “yes”, and promised that if he was questioned by any of the brother of the said Order he would say that he had performed the said denouncement. Then on the twentieth day of the month, in our presence, and in the presence of notaries and the same witnesses, brother-knight Jacques de Molay, grandmaster of  the Order of Knights Templar appeared personally and having sworn in the form and manner indicated above, and having been diligently questioned, said it has been forty-two years or thereabouts since he was received as a brother of the said Order by brother-knight Hubert de Pérraud, at the time Visitator of France and Poitou, in Beune, diocese of Autun, in the chapel of the local Templar commandery of that place. He took him aside holding a small cross under his cloak, and when all the brothers exited and they remained alone, that is this brother-servant and the speaker, this brother-servant showed this cross to the speaker who does not recall whether it bore the effigy of the crucifix or not, but believes however, that there was a crucifix either painted or carved. When he was asked whether he wanted to maintain what he had said during the confession, whether it was done according to the truth, and whether he had added anything untruthful or withheld anything that is truthful, he replied that he wanted to maintain what he had previously said in his confession, that it was truthful and that he neither added anything that was untruthful nor omitted anything that was truthful. When he was asked whether he wanted to maintain what he had said during the confession, whether it was done according to the truth, and whether he had added anything untruthful or withheld anything that is truthful, he replied that he wanted to maintain what he had previously said in his confession, that it was truthful and that he neither added anything that was untruthful nor omitted anything that was truthful. And this receptor, after bestowing the cloak of the Knights Templar upon the this newly received member, showed him the cross depicted in some book and said that he should denounce the one whose image was depicted on that cross. This was done on the year, indiction, month, day, pontificate and the place indicated above, in our presence and the presence of Umberto Vercellani, Nicolo Nicolai de Benvenuto and the aforementioned Robert de Condet, and also master Amise d’Orleans le Ratif, notaries public by the apostolic power, as well as pious and distinguished brother Raymond, abbot of the Benedictine monastery of St. Theofred, Annecy diocese, master Berard de Boiano, archdeacon of Troia, Raoul de Boset, confessor and canon from Paris, and Pierre de Soire, overseer of Saint-Gaugery in Cambresis, who were gathered specifically as witnesses. When he was asked how old he was when he was made brother of the said Order he replied that he was seventeen years of age or thereabouts. English translation. When the newly received did not want to do so, the receptor told him multiple times that he should do so. When the newly received did not want to do so, the receptor told him multiple times that he should do so. Tony Stacey rated it did not like it Feb 26, 2016. Start Regarding them he did not know whether they denounced Christ or not. 3.0 out of 5 stars it's ok. In the early 14th century, after a long series of defeats in the Levant, the Order was charged with heresy by King Philip IV of France. We also ordered these things drawn up in this official form and validated by the protection of our seals. He replied that it has been twenty eight years or thereabouts since he was received as a brother of the Order of the Knights Templar by brother-knight Robert de Torville, preceptor of the commandaries of the Templar order in England , in the city of London , at the chapel of the local commandery. Reviewed in the United States on March 11, 2015. (Courtesy author) States the Parchment: “When he (de Molay) was asked whether he had confessed to these [heretical allegations] due to a request, reward, gratitude, favor, fear, hatred or persuasion by someone else, or the use of … My interest in the Chinon Parchment started around the time when it was first made public in a somewhat obscure Italian book by Barbara Frale. Chinon Parchment - Wikipedia The Knights Templar Absolution: The Chinon Parchment and the History of the Poor Knights of Christ. 767 and Eminent Grand Commander of Raper Commandery No. Parchment. After this oath, by the authority of lord Pope specifically granted to us for that purpose, we extended to this humbly asking brother Raymbaud, in a form accepted by the Church the mercy of absolution from the verdict of excommunication that had been incurred by the aforementioned deeds, restoring him to unity with the Church and reinstating him for communion of the faithful and sacraments of the Church. After this, we concluded to extend the mercy of absolution for these acts to brother Hugo, who in the form and manner described above had denounced in our presence the described and any other heresy, and swore in person on the Lord’s Holy Gospel, and humbly asked for the mercy of absolution, restoring him to unity with the Church and reinstating him to communion of the faithful and sacraments of the Church. After this, we concluded to extend the mercy of absolution for these acts to brother Jaques de Molay, the grandmaster of the said order, who in the form and manner described above had denounced in our presence the described and any other heresy, and swore in person on the Lord’s Holy Gospel, and humbly asked for the mercy of absolution, restoring him to unity with the Church and reinstating him to communion of the faithful and sacraments of the Church. When asked whether any of the members newly received by him refused to perform the described spitting and other dishonest things listed above, he replied that only few, and eventually all did as ordered. He refused, as much as he could, according to him. When he was asked whether he had said these things due to a request, reward, gratitude, favor, fear, hatred or persuasion by someone else, or the use of force, or fear of impending torture, he replied that he did not. This brother Hugo, having sworn as indicated, and being diligently questioned said about the manner of his initiation that he was received in London at local Templar commandary, in its church. English translation. I will not resurrect the Chinon journalistic fiasco. When asked whether brothers of the Templar Order while being initiated into the order were accepted in the same manner that he was, he said that he did not know. And having acted according to the mandate and commissioned by the said Lord Supreme Pontific, we questioned the aforementioned grandmaster and the preceptors and examined them concerning the matters described above. Chinon Parchment Main article: Chinon Parchment In September 2001, a document known as the " Chinon Parchment " dated 17–20 August 1308 was discovered in the Vatican Secret Archives by Barbara Frale , apparently after having been filed in the wrong place in 1628. When he was asked whether he had confessed due to a request, reward, gratitude, favor, fear, hatred or persuasion by someone else, or the use of force, or fear of impending torture, he replied that he did not. see review. pergamino. Eventually, however, overcome by fear and menaces of brother John, he denounced the One whose image was depicted there only once. On the orders from these cardinal presbyters, as a testimony of truth, I wrote underneath this record and sealed it with my seal, having been asked to do so. The Chinon Parchment shows how the pope wrestled with his conscience. Tony Stacey rated it did not like it Feb 26, 2016. In the early 14th century, after a long series of defeats in the Levant, the Order was charged with heresy by King Philip IV of France. This brother Hugo, having sworn as indicated, and being diligently questioned said about the manner of his initiation that he was received in London at local Templar commandary, in its church. In the early 14th century, aFer a long series of defeats in the Levant, the Order was charged with heresy by King Philip IV of France. The Chinon Parchment (1308) details a crucial step in subsequent papal investigations into the Knights Templar activities and contains curious and disturbing depositions of the Order’s high-ranking officers, including its Grand Master, Jacques de Molay. 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