Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Processus Contra Templarios Makes Appearance

The Chancellor Robert R. Livingston Masonic Library's copy of the Processus Contra Templarios recently made its first public appearance outside of the Library's main location in New York City.

The Library maintains a satellite branch at the Masonic Care Community in Utica, NY. There you can find "numerous artifacts relating to the history of Freemasonry with particular emphasis on Masonry in upstate New York." The Processus was on display during the recent St. John's Day activities held there in June.

"Presented to the world in October 2007, the 700th anniversary of the arrest of the Templars, Processus Contra Templarios is a joint project of the Vatican Secret Archives and Italy's Scrinium cultural foundation. This unique work is being published in a limited run of 800 copies, under the supervision of Archive officials, and includes faithful replicas of the original parchments closely guarded at the Secret Archive, along with exclusive critical commentary on the minutes of the inquiry."

The document drew a steady crowd into the building's Templar Room, prompting discussion among the Trustees about the possibility of a future "tour". If this happens, the dates and places will be announced here & on the Library's site. As always, I will keep you informed.

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