Preserving Profitsey

Preserved; constantly stirred and tweaked to suit tastes of the current day, the keepers of the word the owners of the ore with the lines of GOD as written by Prophets maintain the illusion that we must pay alms to the crown, earn a living, not live.
“The rule of law, or the law of the jungle.”
That line was drawn in the sand. The ten ruling owners CRown, “C” ten.
Men in search of a meaning to give to their fighting in war and wishing to put their own courage in the service of the Faith would gather under the banners of the Templars and the Teutonics. The Hospitallers were men who had already been touched by the Word of God, were dedicated to charitable works, were devoted to altruism and in the name of this ideal, decided to take up arms.
The use of and indoctrination into the word is an idea we all think we are made privy to through education. However this which we see and contribute to is not the word. It is symbolism which is tarted up as language designed to distract and entrap the senses and sensibility. To render the conscious unconscious through the cutting off of sense.
This difference of a remarkable historical and political importance contributes towards and explains the reason why the Order of St. John, unlike others, was able to overcome many difficulties and reach modern times with all its prerogatives and aura of attraction.
They were appreciated not only for their courage but also as ambassadors. The Sovereigns of Jerusalem used them for this purpose, in order to solve their difficult controversies. Not only were they men of arms but also wise and shrewd advisers, educated to serve their neighbour, averse from the interests characterizing the activities and behaviour of other Military Orders.
This interesting phenomenon in the history of the Church, the creation and foundation of Military Orders, confirmed how the Church had been able to become part of the war society of the time. The birth of these institutions had shown how the Crusades were born as fortuitous episodes but had acquired the dimensions of a problem involving the Christian conscience not only in its thinking and organisation but also in the disciplinary attitude of the clergy.
Rich and strong, with Commanderies spread throughout the various countries, and with the many problems that the continuous military duties had always created, the Military Orders appeared like giants looking for a flag to fly and ready to take up side with whomever needed their assistance for a just cause.
They were the new protagonists on the scene of a Christian Europe where the balance was difficult and precarious. The Hospitallers moved the seat of their Convent and Hospital to Cyprus and felt the necessity to reorganise themselves and think about their future. The island on which they, together with the Templars, had found hospitality was too small and restricted for them and they understood that their independence was threatened. The years spent on the island of Cyprus was an interesting period in which to study and reflect. The Hospitallers met twice in Chapter General where they examined the situation, preparing strategies for their future activities. Their properties spread throughout Europe and the riches coming from the various Commanderies began to raise interests and greed which has led to a dangerous situation. These possessions could be justified only by military and hospitaller activities. It became necessary to get reorganised and to return to fighting.
Very soon, the Hospitaller Order became a maritime power but not being able to acquire strength based on a somewhat limited number of ships, it entrusted the secret of its success to the quality of its ships and the courage of its Captains and crew.
Interest in the sea dates back to the period preceding the settlement in Cyprus. In the last years of their stay in the Holy Land the Order had felt it necessary to have some ships of its own, especially after moving the Hospital to Acre which had become a harbour of great strategic and mercantile importance in this period of hostility. We must consider, besides, that the evacuation itself was carried out under difficult conditions and made possible only thanks to the employment of an efficient fleet.


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