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L’Ordo Sancti Sepulchri of the White Knights of Seborga OSSCBS, is the Ancient and Venerable Order of Chivalry of the Sacred Abbey Principality of Seborga.
With the purpose of distinguishing in a clear and unequivocal manner the image of the White Knights and their bond with Seborga and to permanently take the distances from unpleasant situations – that, as a result of controversy and facts unedifying, They have been due to many confusions and disputes that have tarnished the credibility of the White Knights and the same Seborga – it has been proposed to change the name itself, with the desire to maintain the old groove that links the White Knights to what is in the history of the Principality and the Order founded in Seborga.
succeeded his Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher hold sacred principalities – Seborga set up by Giorgio I by the Decree of 13 October 2000 – as a result of the foregoing, in data 13.07.2015 it is then reconstituted as Ordo Sancti Sepulchri of the White Knights of Seborga, OSSCBS, officially and publicly acknowledged by the Prince of Seborga, the Privy Council and the Council of Priors of Seborga, which UNIQUE and ACTUAL structure representing the Order of the White Knights of Seborga.
L’Ordo Sancti Sepulchri of the White Knights of Seborga, place pending the legal right has been established as a "Brotherhood Chivalry" by the Notary Public Act registered with the Inland Revenue, with its Statute and Regulations.
The Brotherhood refers to Rule of the Militia Christi Paupera St. Bernard of Clairvaux promotes – while actualized and updated for our times and brought back to the current requirements and regulations of the Italian Law in the field organizational and executive – development and mutual support to their brothers, pending the Civil and the associative Statute Law.
The Order is inspired by solidarity and shared activities, giving concreteness to each organizational form to achieve the statutory purposes.
The Order does not territoriality, It is totally independent and sovereign, It works to achieve the association's goals and intends to recover the religious spirit of the ancient Orders of Chivalry, operating with high social value, Filantropica, historical, philological with particular attention to the study, study and research of topics related to the world of chivalry and Culture in general.
It promotes the study, retrieval and organization of ancient seats of the Orders of Knighthood, of ancient pilgrimages and / or any place of worship that is the expression of rituals, tradition and Christian devotion and / or the culture in general.
It promotes cultural activities, humanistic, scientific, economic, philanthropic and spiritual study, search and collaboration in every way and form that it is susceptible to the pursuit of the fundamental purposes of the Brotherhood, developing operational areas addressed in this.
L’OSSCBS, while it is totally independent, It identifies its natural and ideal base for Seborga, recognizing the historical tradition that developed over the centuries as a Principality Abbey which recognizes ordinances the Institutions constituted, accepted and sanctioned by the people of Seborga.
To articulate and various events and historical tradition, the OSSCBS declares heir the original Order of the Holy Sepulcher; founded by St. Bernard of Clairvaux in Seborga.
The White Knights, by name, in fact, and pursuant to an indisputable history, They are linked to the centuries Abbey Principality of Seborga (which underlay the feudal right to the Abbot of Lérins, the island of Saint-Honorat), feud with a much wider territory than the current of the City of Seborga. Knights originated by Paupera Militia Christi which they had in principle with Seborga Hugues de Payns for the defense of the Great Secret. In the company of some Knights and the Grand Master Cathar Johann de Usson, Hugues de Payns Fondo theOrder of the Holy Sepulcher, US, observing the Rule of St. Bernard of Clairvaux.
It should be remembered that at this date followed by numerous splits, divisions, reorders or re-foundation, as that operated in 1365 Cistercian Abbot Pons Lance.
Aragonese of birth, Prior of San Michele in Ventimiglia, Abbot of the Monastery of Lérins and later created Prince of Seborga, Abbot is the Venerable Order of the Holy Sepulcher;.
Actually he reforms the Knighthood of the Cistercian heir Paupera Militia Christi, reinstating the Knights of Seborga and all those fugitives and missing after the death of the Grand Master Jacques de Molay, occurred in 1314.
The Order of Chivalry of Seborga, so reformed in 1365, wetsuit the symbol of the cross license with the lamb symbol in an upright position, Head facing backward proudly holding, with the front kick the banner depicting the Cross.
It is important to remember that From this date this Order in Seborga can no longer be called "Templar".
First, because the Papal Bull "Vox in excelso" promulgated in 1312 Pope Clement V dissolved the Order of the Temple (some recent research they interpret "suspension") and the following month, with the papal Bull “To foresee Brawls“ May 1312, deprives him of all goods.
Secondly because the Order, reconstituted Abbot Pons Lance, is Seborga's distinctly Order.
While remaining faithful to the Rule of St. Bernard – It refers to different and highly controversial interpretations to 'Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem – He continues its autonomous road that will evolve over time.
Among the salient dates of repeat orders or refoundations, remember the 1611.
In that year the abbot of St. Paul Cesario, Grand Prior of the Order already, He was elected Prince of Seborga (proclaiming "Both spiritual and temporal pure and mixed with the free government"), that changes the name of the Order in Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher hold sacred principalities Lamb and replaces the Red Cross Octagonal by dovetail tips, still in use.
The OSSCBS aims to honor, support and promote all aspects of age-old tradition developed over the centuries from the Abbey Principality, together with the White Knights, he gave dignity, sacred value and historically significant value to those places.
They are part dell'OSSCBS individuals respectful of the principles contained in the current rule of the Brotherhood Chivalry, Proven Christian faith, ready to safeguard and protect the principles of Christianity as well as the sacredness of Seborga.
They can apply to join all'OSSCBS those who have already come of age, prior admission application, will be welcomed to share activities, values and aims of 'Ordo Sancti Sepulchri of the White Knights of Seborga.
Those who adhere to the Brotherhood declare their fidelity to the Rule, the Regulations and the resolutions adopted by the relevant bodies.
The annual membership fee is set annually by the General Chapter.
The Brothers have the right to participate in the Assemblies, Call General Chapters, vote directly or by proxy, learn about the programs and provisions approved, participate in activities, propose useful activities and may terminate their membership at any time.
All'OSSCBS can not join the subjects already adhering to Orders of Chivalry related monastic religious Order by definition Templar and individuals whose ethical principles, need, ideological and religious are in contrast with what is reported in the same Rule.
As per the old tradition the symbols used in the history of the Order are: Driving the Red Cross on a white background, the Lamb in an upright position with the head facing backwards fiercely holding the socket with the front cruciate banner and the Red Cross Cesaria.
L’OSSCBS, following the current events, Cesaria above the Red Cross said the coat of arms of the Principality of Seborga adopted in the nineteenth century.
Symbols and adopted the logos can be added or removed following a resolution of the Authority in charge of the Order.
Already in use to the ancient Knights Templar of the Order's motto is "Not unto us, Lord, but thy name give glory", or "Not to Us Lord, We do not, but to Your Name by Gloria ".
The priories and such other facilities relating to the Order, are recognized in the Statute between the components OSSCBS the organs and act according to the Statute and Rule.
Fillers, Titles, Honors and degrees are exclusively internal all'OSSCBS, They are authorized with the formalities set out in the Rule and in accordance with and in compliance with applicable Italian Laws.