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FRIEDERICH WERNER The Templars in Cyprus

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FRIEDERICH WERNER
The Templars in Cyprus
page 94



Til! TlMITJUtS Is CYraTs. Tho Chaplain Brothers chant, with solemn choir, Their loud T !• ••, tho Brethren all vacate Their stalls, and with great joy of heart take up Their Master, whom thoy reverently !ear Forth to tho Chapel, placing him in front Of Christ's High Altar, that the Crucified May look ujon tho man ordained of Him To be tho Order's head. Meanwhile intone Tho pious Chaplains : " Kyrie Kl* i'» Chritl' KlrisoH, Amen ! Snlrum fae Serrum I Hum," and so forth, which tho Choir Divinely echo back. Our Ancient Men Then seizo tho Master, and enrobe him with His mantle, then into this Master's Hall Conduct. Then speaks the Hldest : " In God's name Hero show I theo tho perfect counterfeit Of men who have been better men tluvn thou ! And if thou follow them, and, singlo-soulcd, Display tho Order's banner, thou shall live ; Hut if not so,—tho Lord will theo forget, And thy remembrance fado away from us." Then says tho Master : " As 1 havo sworn to you My vow I'll keep, so help mo Jesus Christ!— And these old men, the latchet of whoso shoos I am liot worthy to unloose, shall all Accuse mo to my God, e'en as they now Draw near the Iamb for me with saintly prayers, If I deal other with you than I said." Thereon the Marshal three times calls his name, From every window to the assembled folk. These things wo uso to do when we elect A Master. And, thereafter, call this hall Hall of the Masters. FltANK. 'Tis a noble use ! Blest be that chosen one whom God promotes To ornament this place ! COMMANDER. L'en you too, might


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