l’Ordre du Temple, a lineal predecessor of the Venerable Order of the Companions and Knights of Saint Lalibela of Abyssinia, functioned as an autocephalous Templar Order, unaffiliated with any other Templar Orders and His Beatitude Tau Mikael III Basilides has been recognized in his capacity as Episcopal Fons Honorum, Embodiment of the Order, and possessor of the lines of filiation of l’ Ordre du Temple by Charter from His Eminence, the Most Rev. Father Iohannes III, Founding Primate of the Apostolic Johannite Church on March 26th, 2003.
The Charter was ratified and granted in perpetuity by His Eminence, The Most Rev. Father Iohannes IV, Patriarch of the Apostolic Johannite Church, on February 18th, 2006
This lineage is now bound with the diverse chivalric lineages contained within The Venerable Order of the Companions and Knights of Saint Lalibela of Abyssinia.