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Right now I can only think of four and I know one is missing but I am not sure which it is. Is there an easy way to remember these (maybe like a memory acronym)?

You have a good memory Ed, even remembering 4 of them is a lot. Remember they were “Alleged” charges pushed by a King who wanted the Templars out of the way to seize their wealth and have his debts to the Templars erased. The Chinon Parchment later reveals that the Vatican found the Templars innocent of these charges as you can read here about here by clicking here: Chinon Parchment.

I had to go to Wikipedia to get them right:
1) The renouncement and spitting on the cross during initiation into the Order.

2) The second was the stripping of the man to be initiated and the thrice kissing of that man by the preceptor on the navel, posteriors and the mouth.

3) The third was telling the neophyte (novice) that unnatural lust was lawful and indulged in commonly.

4) The fourth was that the cord worn by the neophyte day and night was consecrated by wrapping it around an idol in the form of a human head with a great beard, and that this idol was adored in all chapters.

5) The fifth was that the priests of the order did not consecrate the host in celebrating Mass.

Subsequently, the charges would be increased and would become, according to the procedures, lists of articles 86 to 127 in which will be added a few other charges, such as the prohibition to priests who do not belong to the order.