Regalia of the Order

KNIGHTS TEMPLAR & KNIGHTS OF MALTA REGALIA


The Regalia for a Knight Templar and a Knight of Malta are very different. Changes in parts of the Regalia occur when a Knight is installed as a Preceptor, is honoured with Provincial or Great Priory rank. These are shown below.

To carry out the responsibilities of the office correctly, it is essential to study the appropriate sections of the Statutes (165 - 194) as they are compulsory, not advisory.

OBTAINING REGALIA

It is important that Knights obtain the items they will need well in advance to ensure that they are available at the required time.

The Warden of Regalia may be able to acquire these items for you or advise you on what you will need.

The following is a general guide for the regalia required:

REGALIA FOR A KNIGHT OF THE ORDER OF THE TEMPLE

Mantle
Tunic
Cap
Sash
Belt with Frog
Sword & Scabbard
Gloves/Gauntlets
Star Jewel
Cross of the Temple Jewel
Malta Cross Jewel (if qualified)


Changes on becoming a Preceptor

Patriarchal Cross on Mantle
Crimson hood lining
Crimson cord and tassels
Patriarchal Cross cap badge (silver metal)
Star Jewel with Patriarchal Cross (optional, but desired)


A Preceptor also wears, during the tenure of his Office, a Preceptor’s Cross collar jewel and collarette, and, in his own Preceptory, carries a Baton

A Past Preceptor may wear a Past Preceptor’s Cross collar jewel and collarette, but does not carry a Baton

Changes on Appointment as a Provincial Officer

Provincial Officer’s Sash (black with a single white stripe)
Mantle Badge of Office

Changes on Appointment as a Great Officer

Patriarchal Cross cap badge (gilt metal)
Great Officer’s Sash (black, 3 white stripes, gold fringe)
Mantle Badge of Office

A Prelate, Chaplain and Almoner do not wear a belt, or carry a sword, whilst acting in that office.

REGALIA FOR A KNIGHT OF MALTA

Malta Tunic
Malta Mantle
Belt with Frog (as worn in KT)
Sword & Scabbard (as worn in KT)
Gloves/Gauntlets (as worn in KT or optional Malta ones)
Malta Cross Jewel


Changes on becoming a Prior

Prior’s Cap badge

Changes on Appointment as a Provincial Officer

Mantle Badge of Office

Changes on Appointment as a Great Officer

Mantle Badge of Office
Collarette and Jewel

Some irregular items to look out for -

Belt & Frog - Must be brown with a brass buckle and tongue
Sword - Specific specifications apply to the Sword, particularly to length of blade (minimum 27”), hilt, and finish
Scabbard – Must be black
Sash – There are many old Provincial and Knight sashes around with a gold fringe, but this fringe can only be worn by a Great Officer


CORRECT WEARING OF REGALIA

All Jewels, Crosses and Stars, when not worn suspended from the neck, shall be placed upon the left breast of the Tunic, but not upon the Red Cross thereon, nor upon the Sash.

The Cross of the Temple shall be placed nearest to the centre of the Tunic, the Cross of Malta next to it and in line, with it further away from the centre, the Star shall be placed below them both, and centrally between them.


The sash should be worn over the right shoulder and under the left arm, and under the Belt with the fringe lying on the outside of the Sword Scabbard.

Knight Templar mantle badges should be applied in the centre of the red cross.

PROVINCIAL OFFICERS BADGE


Knights of Malta mantle badges should be applied above the Malta Cross, central to the upper two arms, with the bottom of the badge level with the line of the tops of the two arms.

MALTA BADGE POSITION


A Great Priory Officer's Badge
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