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The Order of Malta


The Order is strictly Christian in origin and character, and while there are no restrictions as to who may receive it, yet one who did not believe in the practice of Christian principles would be embarrassed in petitioning for the Order.  For its locale is laid among scenes and characters referred to in the New Testament and it constitutes a Masonic interpretation along Christian lines of the New Dispensation.

The Order receives its name from the Island of Malta, whose name has been in the headlines from the period of the Crusades until the present day. A Priory of Knights of Malta still exists on this ancient Isle.

The Maltese Cross is the proper emblem for this Order, for it was officially conferred upon the membership during the Crusades, and the modern Order in remembrance have perpetuated the symbol as standing for all that was true and holy.



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