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Priory Membership

The Order encourages talented, accomplished men and women of high moral character to energetically pursue charitable and civic causes and to improve the Christian presence in the Holy Land. Those who join in such efforts in turn benefit personally from participation in the recovery and perpetuation of the Christian spirit and ideals that impelled the early Templar Knights to dedicate their lives to similar causes. The chivalry, ethics, and rich traditions of this Order shape our focus on those causes today.

Membership in the Order requires that the candidate be a Christian of any denomination and is by invitation only. The principal criteria in selecting members are good character, accomplishments in life and obvious commitment to the ideals of the Order. A candidate’s involvement in other charitable, military, religious and hereditary organizations provides a means of assessing a candidates eligibility, as does his or her professional and social accomplishments. The Order selects only those men and women who deport themselves in an honorable and chivalrous manner, who will be committed to the Order’s values and precepts and who are Ecumenical in thought.

Our Priory services the Long Beach CA. and surrounding areas, please feel free to contact us at any time and someone from our priory will contact you within 24 hours. Also be sure to read more about our national and international organization(s) at Https://

Prior: LtCol Chev. Steven Lund, GOTJ
Chancellor: CSM Frederick Bourjaily, GOTJ

If you would like to be a part of a group that it’s members include some of this countries most notable political, military, civic,  and community leaders. A group that focuses on the needs of others, a group with a rich and meaningful history. If this sounds like a good fit for your future, please contact us today.  We look forward to hearing from you soon.

If you don’t live near us or you would like to look for a priory closer to your current location, please take the time to look at all of our National Priory Locations. Also be sure to take a few moments to read about our national and international organization(s) at

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