2017 Christmas Messages

From Bishop Dr. Munib Younan, Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land and Chaplain General OSMTH

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The Christmas Message of the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem (2017)

“But the angel said to them [the shepherds], ‘Do not be afraid; for see- I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born…a saviour, who is the Messiah, the Lord.’” (Luke 2.10)

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2017: 25 November thru 10 December

OSMTH supports the campaign of UN Women to “Leave no one behind” during the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence campaign.

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Deepest sympathy and heartfelt sorrow...

Deepest sympathy and heartfelt sorrow to all affected by the Texas church shooting.

There are no words that can express our horror and disbelief at this evil and criminal act.

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International Day of Peace

A Tribute of Light and Love

Heads of Churches express concern

Heads of Churches express concern at mounting tension around Haram ash-Sharif

We, the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem, express our serious concern regarding recent escalation in violent developments around Haram ash-Sharif and our grief for the loss of human life, and strongly condemn any act of violence. Read the complete statement.

World Council of Churches reiterates plea for dialogue...

22 July 2017
WCC reiterates plea for dialogue and open access to worship at Holy Sites

The World Council of Churches (WCC) is calling for global prayers tomorrow for just peace in the Holy Land, and for all barriers to places of worship to be removed. Read the complete article.

The Knights Templar: From History to the Twenty-First Century Mission

The Knights Templar: From History to the Twenty-First Century Mission: Nine Hundred Years Since the Foundation of the Poor Knights of Christ in the Temple of Jerusalem
(OSMTH Publications) (Volume 2) Paperback – April 1, 2017
by Pasi Pollanen (Author, Editor), Scott Simon (Editor)

In the present book, the history of the Knights Templar and subjects related to knighthood in general are analyzed from the perspective of several authors. The purpose of the book is to celebrate the nine-hundredth anniversary of the founding of a unique organization, the Poor Knights of Christ in the Temple of Jerusalem, which has created something permanent in spite of the stony road of the poor brethren and their modern-day equivalents. The book was prepared for the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem - OSMTH. This book is the first to study the roots of the 19th century Neo-Templars scientifically.

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A Prayer to say each day in this time of crisis

Heavenly Father we reach out to you with a plea for The Peace of Jerusalem, the center of the world, the center of our faith; may it be the center of love and peace, the gathering place of the nations, as we relate to you and to each other. We pray for all places where terrorism, violence, warfare and acts of inhumanity are taking place. Guard, protect, direct and gather us into one great family; that we may worship you in peace and live together in Holy love, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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.
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