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Grail KnightParticipantFebruary 18, 2015 at 11:52 amPost count: 29
Brother Knight Tim,
No….I don’t remember the link. It was awhile ago. However, I do remember that is was signed ‘Anonymous.
The Quest for The Holy Grail was never meant to be achieved. It was meant to be 'Lived' - now, today & forever. For God & Neighbor, I live & Serve.Grail KnightParticipantFebruary 4, 2015 at 3:20 pmPost count: 29
Unity is what is missing in the ‘Christian World.’ Right now, ‘Radical Islam’ seems to be ‘United,’ and is doing much ‘Evil’ and creating a great deal of ‘Darkness.’ Christianity, on the other hand, seems to be divided, disunified and is fighting……one denomination against the other. While we Christians are busy ‘Bad-Mouthing’ one another…..the Radical Islamists just sit back and laugh at us.
If Christendom (no matter what denomination we belong to) does not ‘Band Together’ under the ‘Banner of Jesus Christ,’…..then we will all go down in flames….seperately.
We are all Brothers & Sisters in our Lord & King Jesus Christ………not much else really matters.
The Quest for The Holy Grail was never meant to be achieved. It was meant to be 'Lived' - now, today & forever. For God & Neighbor, I live & Serve.Grail KnightParticipantFebruary 4, 2015 at 2:07 pmPost count: 29
Did you know that the word ‘Knight’ is an old, old word…..and that it means ‘One Who Serves?’ Before one can become a ‘Knight,’ they must first lean what it truly means to ‘Serve God & their Neighbor.’ Jesus is the ‘First Knight.’ For He came ‘Not To Be Served,’ but ‘To Serve,’ and to offer up His Life as a ransom for the Salvation of many. He is our ‘Grail King’…..The King of Kings & The Lord of Lords. When we ‘Serve Him & His People’……we become ‘Knights’ in the purest and most perfect sense of the word.
So Brother Joe….continue to ‘Serve God & Our Neighbors’ and ‘By Your Deeds Shall Your Knighthood Be Known.’
The Quest for The Holy Grail was never meant to be achieved. It was meant to be 'Lived' - now, today & forever. For God & Neighbor, I live & Serve.Grail KnightParticipantFebruary 2, 2015 at 10:08 pmPost count: 29
in reply to: 76 Man-Made Rules or God's Two Great Commandments? #2119
Yes He did. There was a Jewish Scholar of ‘The Torah,’ or what we Christians call ‘The Old Testament,’ by the name of Hillel. He said basically the same thing about the Jewish Scriptures.
He lived about the same time as Jesus. When asked by a recent convert to the Jewish Faith, to explain The Torah’ in the simplest fashion, he said, “Whatever you would find hateful, if it was done to you…..don’t do that to anyone else. That is the whole of ‘The Torah.’ All else is just commentary. Go & learn it.”Grail KnightParticipantFebruary 2, 2015 at 9:41 pmPost count: 29
Not being a Masonic Knight…….I wouldn’t have anything to compare the two Orders with. Our’s was founded in 1882 with the Principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.Grail KnightParticipantFebruary 2, 2015 at 9:37 pmPost count: 29
Not really. A Brother Grail Knight of mine…..Rick Kasparek has written a book about it entitled ‘Knight of The Grail Code.’ That explains it in more detail. We even started a ‘Community Service Organization’ that we call ‘Knights of The Grail Code.’ Not sure if it will catch on or not…….but we thought that we would at least give it our best shot. After that……it is in God’s Hands.Grail KnightParticipantJanuary 31, 2015 at 8:23 pmPost count: 29
Thank you very much for your answer. I guess those are similar to my reasons for wanting to become a Knight of Columbus. For as long as I can remember, I have had this powerful desire to know, love & serve the Lord, my God…with all of my heart, mind, soul & strength. I have wanted to be of ‘Service’ to my fellow Human Beings. I was looking for a ‘Vocation’ where I could follow the ‘New Commandment of my Lord Jesus Christ….The King of Kings & the Lord of Lords. That ‘Holy Commandment’ was “To love one another, as I have loved you.” Being a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus has given me the opportunity to do just that.
In case you are wondering, in The Knights of Columbus there are four levels of membership:
1. First Degree Member – Page
2. Second Degree Member – Squire
3. Third Degree Member – Brother Knight (This is when a member actually receives the ‘Accolade’.)
4. Fourth Degree Member – Worthy Sir KnightGrail KnightParticipantJanuary 31, 2015 at 6:09 pmPost count: 29
Brother Knight Timothy,
I joined the Order of The Knights of Columbus because as far as I knew, it was the only way for me to become a ‘Knight.’ There are no other Orders of Knighthood around here, that I know of. If there are, they are a well-kept secret. I have been interested in the ‘Knights Templar,’ even before I joined the Knights of Columbus. If I had known that there were some ‘Templars’ around, I would have made an effort to join them.
I joined the Knights of Columbus NOT because I wanted to join a ‘Catholic Social Club,’ but because I wanted to be a ‘Knight.’ It has been an ‘Honor & Privilege’ for me to be a member of the Order for more than 27 years now. I could’t just wait around for the Queen of England to ‘Knight’ me……:) so I took action myself. The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 and my home Council #255 was founded in 1897. So, as you can see….we have been around for a little while, almost 117 years, if my math is correct.
What made you decide to become a ‘Knight Templar?’Grail KnightParticipantJanuary 30, 2015 at 9:31 pmPost count: 29
I am a ‘Roman Catholic Knight.’ If I had to define my ‘Faith,’ I would describe it as ‘The Grail Code.’ It is also known as ‘The two Great Commandments.’
…….”To Know, Love & Serve The Lord Our God with all of our heart, mind, soul and strength and to Love our Neighbor as we love ourselves.”
Jesus Christ is my Lord & Savior. He is my God….and my all. I love all of my Fellow Christians….no matter what particular denomination they may profess. In the Challenges that will face us in the future, all Christians who follow Jesus Christ as the King of Kings & The Lord of Lords must unite….or go down in defeat seperately.Grail KnightParticipantJanuary 30, 2015 at 4:32 pmPost count: 29
For me, personally…..Knighthood is much more than any mere job, career or occupation. It is not something that a person can just quit or retire from. I consider it to be a ‘Holy & Sacred Vocation.’ Once someone have been ‘Honored’ with the ‘Accolade of Knighthood,’ I sincerely believe that it leaves an ‘Indellible Mark’ upon their very soul. A ‘Mark of Knighthood’ that can never, ever be erased.Grail KnightParticipantJanuary 30, 2015 at 4:15 pmPost count: 29
This has always been a favorite hymn of mine. It is an English Children’s Hymn written in 1931 by Jan Struther. the original lyrics are as follows:
When a Knight won his spurs, in the stories of old,
He was Gentle & Brave, He was Gallant & bold.
With a Shield on his arm and a lance in his hand,
For God and for Valour he rode through the land.
No Charger have I, and no Sword by my side,
Yet still to Adventure & Battle I ride.
Though back into storyland Giants have fled,
And the Knights are no more and the Dragons are dead.
Let Faith be my Shield and let Joy be my Steed,
Against the Dragons of Anger, the Ogres of Greed.
And let me set free with the Sword of my youth,
From the ‘Castle of Darkness,’ the ‘Power of Truth.’
The only part of the hymn that I disagree with is that ‘Knights are still here’ and there are evil Giants, Ogres & Dragons still left to fight. They never left…..they just changed their appearance.Grail KnightParticipantJanuary 30, 2015 at 1:09 pmPost count: 29
Very, very interesting. I like it very much. For me, personally, my ‘Moral Magisterium’ is ‘The Grail Code/Two Great Commandments.’ To know, love & serve the Lord, my God, with all of my heart, mind, soul & strength. To Love my Neighbor as I love myself. To do unto others as I would have them do unto me & those that I love. To strive to love Others as Jesus has loved me.
This describes ‘Christian Knighthood’ perfectly. It is all I need to know. It has always covered every ‘Chivalric Contingency’ that I have ever been challenged with. Everything else that I have ever read on the subject is merely commentary on ‘The Grail Code/Two Great Commandments.’
…….”A Knight may Quest for The Holy Grail over land & sea, in many climes, without avail. Yet, he may find it in the cup of cold water given to a thirsty person at his own front door.”Grail KnightParticipantJanuary 30, 2015 at 12:59 pmPost count: 29
Grail KnightParticipantJanuary 30, 2015 at 12:49 pmPost count: 29
I think that I have always been interested in Knighthood. As a child I never wanted to play cowboys & Indians’ or Cops & Robbers, or Pirates or anything else for that matter. I always wanted to play at being a Knight. As I got a little older, I started to read about King Arthur & the Knights of The Round Table. Since then I have read everything I could get my hands on about Knighthood……The Knights Templar have always been special heroes of mine.
I studied Chivalry and then the Grail Code for more than 47 years. More than 27 years ago, my dream of becoming a Knight came true. After spending the night in the Church (Standing Vigil) I received the ‘Accolade’ and became a Knight of Columbus.Grail KnightParticipantJanuary 30, 2015 at 12:40 pmPost count: 29
In today’s world our ‘Shield of Faith’ must be strong. As Knights, we must have the courage to ‘Live & Share’ our Faith with others, in a kind, loving & positive fashion. If Knights devoted to Christ do not have the Valor to do this…….who will?