Grand Commander

 Col. Dr. Marcel de PicciottoAs the new Grand Commander (CEO) of the Order for the years 2013-2016, and on behalf of more than 6,000 members worldwide of Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolymitani (OSMTH) – the Knights Templar International, I wish to share with you what I see for our future as Templars of the 21st century.

The world faces challenges that are far beyond any single individual’s apprehension. We, as members of a Christian ecumenical humanitarian chivalric order, are devoted to facing some of these challenges for the betterment of Humanity.

As a United Nations recognized Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in special consultative status, we do fully support the UN Millenium Development Goals. Through our official delegates at the United Nations, and in many NGO committees, we defend and advocate for Human Rights, the Empowerment of Women, Peace, the mutual understanding between the different faiths and the different religions, and access to clean and safe water for all. Through our twenty-one National “Grand Priories” and our numerous entities in other countries worldwide, we also support many humanitarian and charitable programs, both in our home countries and abroad. Without ostentation or media coverage, because, after all, our motto is: « Non Nobis Domine, Non Nobis, sed Nomini Tuo da Gloriam » “Not to us Lord , not to us, but to thy name give glory”.

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BG Dr. Marcel de Picciotto
International Grand Commander OSMTH

OSMTH’s raison d’etre is expressed through the Brussels Declaration: “Aiding humanity on the pilgrimage through life.”
Vision and Commitment
  • Christian Ethos, Spirituality and Chivalric Values.
  • Domestic Charity and International Humanitarian Aid
  • Human Rights and the respect for Human Diversity
  • Interfaith Dialogue and Bridge-Building
  • Provide humanitarian aid to Christians and all peoples in need around the world, through physical, financial, and moral support.
  • Continue programmes that aid Christians around the world, especially in the Holy Land.
  • Promote a dialogue based on the principles of peace and justice amongst and between the faiths of the Sons of Abraham and the other great religions of the world, to establish better understanding and greater tolerance.
  • Mitigate human suffering by actively participating in activities associated with disaster relief, humanitarian aid, human rights, peace building and sustainable development, and the respect of human diversity.
  • Facilitate, mediate and advocate conflict-prevention and resolution by providing subject matter experts and supporting organizations in the fields of religious and international diplomacy.
"Non nobis, Domine, non nobis,
sed nomini Tuo da gloriam..."
 
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