TEMPLAR RULES TEMPLAR PUNISHMENTSLondon Regalia 2
TEMPLAR RULES, TEMPLAR PUNISHMENTS
Every monastic organization must have a set of rules by which the order is to be governed. Not only to become a knight templar, but also some rules sets for every masonic member. Bernard of Clairvaux in 1128 write the templar rules with the assistance of others. The rule describes that If any member violates the law or disrespects the rule what is their punishment.
when violating the rule. Brethren and the commander hear the charges against the offender. The offender must confess in front of both that he was doing wrong. After this, he was ordered to leave the room. The commander and brethren decided what penalty to apply. No violation is proved or the member is innocent or the violation is small so no charges will be brought against a member. If the violation was extreme, the case would be handled in the General Chapter.
This was the most severe penalty a Templar knight could receive. He was obligated to join the Cistercians after being expelled from the order since the Cistercians had already had a close friendship with the Templars. This type of punishment gave when a knight broke the Rule in a more serious way.
If a knight Leaving the Temple house without permission, sharing important information, killing a Christian, doing acts of sodomy, doing dishonest acts, or sharing important information Another punishment is the loss of habit. In this punishment return back the horse or weapons to the offender. Like Fought with Knight brother, Sleeping with women, lost their horse, or was found to be lying. All of the above crimes could be forgiven after one-year or add one day.