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Serving with the armies of Archangel Michael as Allies in Battle
...A brotherhood as "Friends of God"
of the Order of the Culdee, Order of the Gate of the Temple of
Jerusalem, Jesus Abbeys, Order of Melchizedek and Saint Michaels
Abbey AKA Templar Abbey
are just friends who are Bikers, Herders, Educators and Artisans who migrate in
the 4-corners area.
Rt. Rev'd. Dr. Abbot David Michael H. Smith, OC, OG, MEd, MS,
St Michaels Abbey, PO
Bowie, AZ. 85605
We have existed for over 1000 years and were reaffirmed in 1986
within the Personal Prelature of Pope John
Paul II as a Syro-Chaldean jurisdiction that included Jerusalem
known as the Catholic Apostolic Church / International Ordinariate.
With the Apostolic Seal of Bishop Mar John Dunnigan who
then serving under Pope John Paul II in good standing, we were
name, "Order of the Gate" of the Temple of Jerusalem. Thus, we
have been in recent history reaffirmed by the papacy as having the continued mission as Templars.
However, we do not consider this
favor necessary nor are we
mandated to submit to current Papal authority since this
Prelature canonically was orphaned with the passing of Pope John Paul
II. We are currently seeking asylum within the American Orthodox
One precedent justifying this Papal recognition is in
that David was born into a long paternal line of
Templars dating back to the third Crusade when his forefather
Prince Michael was reported to have served under King Richard I as his Standard Bearer in
History tells us that during the siege of Acre (Akka), Prince Michael and
some companions forced their way into Acre and opened the gates for Richard
I to claim victory. The city of Acre became the last stronghold held by the
Templars in the Middle East just before all Crusaders were forced into exile from Palestine by Sala Din.
Established Templars in England
the 13th century, the Carrington-Smyth Templar Knights
became the Lord's Carringtons from which family David directly descends with Sir William Smyth reestablishing the first
Temple known as Cressing Temple in Essex, England
in 1399 after the papal arrest and mistrial of the Templars in
France in 1307. We are perhaps the only hereditary family of
Templars today who embrace a Syro-Chaldean Rite recognized by
Pope John Paul II in honoring the empty See (Patriarchate) of Jerusalem. We are
prayerfully committed to protect the site of Solomons Temple (only the original Gate remains).
Kingdom of Calalus in AZ
forefathers living in America since 1640's with royal
bloodlines and faith provides "spiritual" precedent to reclaim the
Israelite Kingdom of Calalus in SE Arizona that
775-1000 AD. This land claim has been documented long
before any other known European land claim in long predating the
existence of the Templars. The area is now being occupied by our
Order centered in Bowie, AZ with the establishment of St
Michaels Abbey in Bowie, AZ as a Templar Abbey. 30 miles of empty
desert to the north of Bowie near Hot Wells Dunes is our claim.
We are known in the spiritual world as the VII Legion as revealed to us by the archangels of YHWH.
Empress of Holy Roman Empire
addition to the affirmation of Pope John Paul II, HIRH Lynda Von
Hapsburg, Empress of the
Holy Roman Empire now living in exile having been crowned
Empress by the papacy in
the 1960's has graced us with her favor and remains a
Royal Patron to us to this day. We have received a letter from her in
support of our Culdee priesthood and our claim for the titler bishopric of the Isle of Iona in
Scotland with liberty to minister throughout the historic lands of the Holy
Roman Empire which includes the former Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Lord Bishop of Hawa (Hava)
David has continued his faith in service to YHWH
and was Consecrated the Lord Bishop of Hawa (Hawaii) in 2000 within American Orthodoxy with Apostolic lines
to the Eastern Church of Antioch (Syro-Chaldean) and to Russia. He
was personally invited to serve as a Lord Spiritual among the Hereditary
Templars of Britannia by its Grand Master but could not accept this honor for various
It is the belief of our Order that one day
we as the 7th Legion
army of YHWH will return to the Holy Land along with many
genetic Israelites to bring peace to a land torn by greed
and misguided religious
fanatics. This may be sooner than most people schooled in gnosis
may expect. We are told that 1000 Caliphs will join us in this mission in the protection of Jerusalem.
Prince of the Dunes
In a recent dream-vision given to Abbot
David clarified his role in the soon coming apocalypse in America.
Many refugees will flee the cities seeking safety, food and
water. It is in the desert near Bowie that we have been called to prepare and now await to serve the
needs of the holy people (priests and prophets) of YHWH. Abbot David was called, "Windwalker... "Prince of the Ephrati...Priest of the Chaldeans" by YHWH in this dream-vision.
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