FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:The Knight’s Templars; popularized in the film DA VINCI CODE, and literature about King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table legends are a very real organization stemming back to the historic crusades of King Charlemagne of France and King Richard the Lion-Heart of England. Modern day Knights Templars operate in the United States of America under The Priory of Saint Patrick of the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem. The charitable works of the Priories are world renowned.From their information website:”The Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem supports many charitable organizations across the nation and throughout the world. Listed below are some of these worthy charities. We encourage all members to give generously of their time and resources to these causes through the annual contribution to the Jerusalem Mite, which supports our work in the Holy Land, and through your support of different charitable efforts of your local Priory or Commandery.”The Press is invited to attend the Convent and Investiture of Postulant Anthony Melé into the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem – to the rank of Knighthood.
Rockland County may well boast to have their very own Postulant Anthony Mele by investiture into the Knightly Order of the Priory of Saint Patrick by the Autonomous Priory of the United States of America.Those who would like to attend the assembly of Chevaliers and Knights at the dinner reception are welcome to purchase a ticket as invited guest of the Priory.The guest speaker of the evening will impart to the guest the symbolism, history, and mission of the Knights Templars, as well as, what these titles of nobility signify, and the virtues these Knights swear to bear for life. All proceeds go to supporting their charitable missions and defense of at risk Christians in the Holy Land.
WHEN: April 26, 2014 3:pm – Investiture
WHERE: Holy Innocents Church, Highland Falls, New York [across from West Point Military Academy]
No ticket purchase required.
Reception to follow: 5:30 pm Thayer Hall, West Point
Dinner: 6:30 pm Dress: Dress Uniform/or Black Tie formal with decorations
Dinner: $125 per person [reception/dinner only]
RSVP: NLT 16 April 2014
POC: Anthony Melé 914 329-0338
BACKGROUND AND HISTORY: http://www.smotj.org/about_us/