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CHARLES G. ADDISON, ESQ. The history of the Knights Templars, Temple Church, and the Temple


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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The history of the Knights Templars, Temple Church, and the Temple
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ìii\ABn ni again bent the knee in adoration of the one only God, and the ^!u*RlTei voice of the imaun was again heard from the pulpit, reminding the true believers of the resurrection and the last judgment." * The Friday after the surrender of the city, the army of Saladin and crowds of true believers, who had flocked to Jerusalem from all parts of the East, assembled in the Temple of the Lord to assist in the religious services of the Mussulman sabbath. Omad, Saladin's secretary, who was present, gives the following interesting account of the ceremony, and of the sermon that was preached. " On Friday morning at daybreak," says he, " every . body was asking whom the sultan had appointed to preach. The Temple was full; the congregation was impatient; all eyes were fixed on the pulpit ; the ears were on the stretch ; our hearts beat fast, and tears trickled down our faces. On all sides were to be heard rapturous exclamations of ' What a glorious sight ! What a congregation ! Happy are those who have lived to see the resurrection of Islam.' At length the sultan ordered the judge (doctor of the law) Mohieddin Aboulmehali-Mohammed to fulfil the sacred function of imaun. I immediately lent him the black vestment which I had received as a present from the caliph. He then mounted into the pulpit and spoke. All were hushed. His expressions were graceful and easy ; and his discourse eloquent and much admired. He spake of the virtue and the sanctity of Jerusalem, of the purification of the Temple ; he alluded to the silence of the bells, and to the flight of the infidel priests. In his prayer he named the caliph and the sultan, and terminated his discourse with that chapter of the Koran in wliioh God orders justice and good works. He then descended from the pulpit, • Ibn-Ahttsyr, hist, Arab, find the liooudhateirt, or " the two gardens." Mtcfaitut, Extraits Arabes. Excerpta ex Abutfcila apud Sehvlteru, cap. xxvii, p. 43. Wiikcn Comment. A bulled, bita. ρ. 143.

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