Reality Check: Oreos and the Cross of Lorraine: Ties to Knights Templar
Over the weekend I was watching T.V. and there was an oreo commercial. Yes the cookie that is favorited in America that goes great with milk and can be eaten in a variety of ways. Well my Spiritual eyes were on Fire that day and I noticed there was a symbol of a circle and cross around the word Oreo. If your are familiar with symbols, you can also see the Knights of Malta Cross's on the cookie too. There are 12 of them total.
Scripture Meaning of the Number 12
Twelve can be found in 187 places in God's word. Revelation alone has 22 occurrences of the number. The meaning of 12, which is considered a perfect number, is that it symbolizes God's power and authority, as well as serving as a perfect governmental foundation. It can also symbolize completeness or the nation of Israel as a whole.
For example, Jacob (Israel) had twelve sons, each of which represented a tribe begun by a prince, for 12 princes total. Ishmael, who was born to Abraham through Hagar, also had twelve princes.
God specified that twelve unleavened cakes of bread be placed every week in the temple with frankincense next to each of the two piles that were to be made. The priests were commanded to change the bread every Sabbath day (Leviticus 24).
The Cross of Lorraine (French: Croix de Lorraine), known as Cross of Anjou in the 16th century, is a heraldic two-barred cross, consisting of a vertical line crossed by two shorter horizontal bars. In most renditions, the horizontal bars are "graded" with the upper bar being the shorter, though variations with the bars of equal length are also seen. The Lorraine name has come to signify several cross variations, including the patriarchal cross with its bars near the top.
The origin of the cross dates back to the early days of Christianity.
It indeed symbolically represents the Cross on which Jesus was crucified.
It is the Cross on which Pontius Pilate added a second and shorter crossbar inscribed with INRI - Iesvs Nazarenvs, Rex Ivdæorvm - Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews.
The Cross with two equal size crossbars was later added to the coat of arms of the archbishops in order to represent their function.
The Cross of Lorraine was originally known as Cross of Anjou.
It was added to the crest of the Dukes of Anjou during the 14th century.
It is said that the Cross of Anjou was created from the relic of the True Cross.
The relic was discovered in Byzantium and brought back to the Abbey of Boissière in Anjou in 1244, where the Dukes of Anjou went to worship it.
It was hidden in the Couvent des Jacobins in Angers during the Hundred Years War.
It was then returned to the abbey in 1456, where it stayed until the French Revolution.
It was placed in the sacristy of the Church of Baugé on September 30, 1790, then transferred to the Hospice des Incurables, where it still is.
The Cross of Anjou became known as Cross of Lorraine in 1431, when René of Anjou became Duke of Lorraine at the death of his father-in-law, Charles II of Lorraine.
Now, you're probably wondering why the Cross of Lorraine ended up on the crest of the kings of Hungary!
This originated with Charles I of Anjou, who was invested as King of Sicily by the Pope in 1266.
His son Charles II of Anjou married Mary of Hungary in 1270.
As a consequence, the House of Anjou-Sicily not only reigned over the kingdom of Hungary, but also Croatia, Provence, Poland and Jerusalem!
The Cross of Lorraine is still on the coat of arms of Hungary, but also Slovakia and Lithuania.
The next step up in the hierarchy of the Crosses of Templary would be the Templar Cross, which is a variant of the Greek Cross. Still other variants which we as Templars utilize are the Maltese Cross (Order of Malta) and the Cross Formée (Order of the Red Cross medal). The Templar Cross, 📷shown at left, is formed of four equilateral triangles whose apexes meet at a common center. Another name for this cross is the Cross Formée Patée. This is the cross we use to designate Grand Commandery officers (red cross with gold border) and Past Grand Commanders (purple cross with gold border). However, depending on the reference consulted, other cross forms (including that of Malta).
The Sovereign Order of Malta
The Sovereign Order of Malta is one of the oldest institutions of Western and Christian civilisation. A lay religious order of the Catholic Church since 1113 and a subject of international law, the Sovereign Order of Malta has diplomatic relations with over 100 states and the European Union, and permanent observer status at the United Nations. It is neutral, impartial and apolitical.
Today, the Order of Malta is active in 120 countries caring for people in need through its medical, social and humanitarian works. Day-to-day, its broad spectrum of social projects provides a constant support for forgotten or excluded members of society.
It is especially involved in helping people living in the midst of armed conflicts and natural disasters by providing medical assistance, caring for refugees, and distributing medicines and basic equipment for survival.
Origin of the Knights of Malta
The Maltese cross is a symbol that is most commonly associated with the Knights of Malta (also known as the Knights Hospitallers), who ruled the Maltese islands between 1530 and 1798. The Maltese cross is nowadays widely used and associated with Malta as a country, used by the national airline Air Malta as part of its livery, and even featuring on the Maltese Euro coins, for example.
The Knights Templar (Freemasonry)
The Knights Templar, full name The United Religious, Military and Masonic Orders of the Temple and of St John of Jerusalem, Palestine, Rhodes and Malta, is a fraternal order affiliated with Freemasonry. Unlike the initial degrees conferred in a regular Masonic Lodge, which (in all Regular Masonic jurisdictions) only require a belief in a Supreme Being regardless of religious affiliation, the Knights Templar is one of several additional Masonic Orders in which membership is open only to Freemasons who profess a belief in Christianity. One of the obligations entrants to the order are required to declare is to protect and defend the Christian faith. The word "United" in its full title indicates that more than one historical tradition and more than one actual order are jointly controlled within this system. The individual orders 'united' within this system are principally the Knights of the Temple (Knights Templar), the Knights of Malta, the Knights of St Paul, and only within the York Rite, the Knights of the Red Cross.
The earliest documented link between Freemasonry and the Crusades is the 1737 oration of the Chevalier Ramsay. This claimed that European Freemasonry came about from an interaction between crusader masons and the Knights Hospitaller. This is repeated in the earliest known "Moderns" ritual, the Berne manuscript, written in French between 1740 and 1744.
In 1751 Baron Karl Gotthelf von Hund und Altengrotkau began the Order of Strict Observance, which ritual he claimed to have received from the reconstituted Templar Order in 1743 in Paris. He also claimed to have met two of the "unknown superiors" who directed all of masonry, one of whom was Prince Charles Edward Stuart. The order went into decline when he failed to produce any evidence to support his claims, and was wound up shortly after his death.
Origin of the Knights Templar
Templar, also called Knight Templar, member of the Poor Knights of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, a religious military order of knighthood established at the time of the Crusades that became a model and inspiration for other military orders. Originally founded to protect Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land, the order assumed greater military duties during the 12th century. Its prominence and growing wealth, however, provoked opposition from rival orders. Falsely accused of blasphemy and blamed for Crusader failures in the Holy Land, the order was destroyed by King Philip IV of France.
Although the Templars were opposed by those who rejected the idea of a religious military order and later by those who criticized their wealth and influence, they were supported by many secular and religious leaders. Beginning in 1127, Hugh undertook a tour of Europe and was well received by many nobles, who made significant donations to the knights. The Templars obtained further sanction at the Council of Troyes in 1128, which may have requested that Bernard of Clairvaux compose the new rule. Bernard also wrote In Praise of the New Knighthood (c. 1136), which defended the order against its critics and contributed to its growth. In 1139 Pope Innocent II issued a bull that granted the order special privileges: the Templars were allowed to build their own oratories and were not required to pay the tithe; they were also exempt from episcopal jurisdiction, being subject to the pope alone.
Information on the Founders of NABISCO
William Henry Moore
William Henry (Judge) Moore (1848 – January 11, 1923) was an attorney and financier. He organized and promoted or sat as a director for several steel companies that were merged with among others the Carnegie Steel Company to create United States Steel.He and his brother James Hobart Moore helped create the Diamond Match Company, National Biscuit Company, First National Bank, the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad, the American Can Company, the Lehigh Valley Railroad, the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, the Continental Fire Insurance Company, the Western Union Telegraph Company, the American Cotton Oil Company, and Bankers Trust. Moore was an avid and expert horsemen.
Skull n Bones: Skull and Bones is an undergraduate senior secret student society at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. The oldest senior class society at the university, Skull and Bones has become a cultural institution known for its powerful alumni and various conspiracy theories. The society's alumni organization, the Russell Trust Association, owns the organization's real estate and oversees the membership. The society is known informally as "Bones", and members are known as "Bonesmen".
Moore's Son and Planned Parenthood
Moore was a son of William Henry "Judge" Moore and father of the Rt. Rev. Paul Moore and William Moore, a banker who was named Chairman of the Board of Bankers Trust after Paul Moore, Sr. resigned the post. Moore was a member of the Yale Class of 1908 and earned a law degree, 1911, from New York University.
After graduating from Yale, Moore started his career in the law office of the Rock Island Railroad in Chicago. He enrolled at Northwestern University School of Law while there but returned to New York and completed law studies at NYU. During this period he married and was a director of the Lehigh Valley Coal Sales Company. During World War I he was a major with the Army Ordnance Corps.
Moore married Fanny Mann Hanna, a daughter of Leonard C. Hanna Jr. and niece to Mark Hanna, on October 30, 1909, in Cleveland, OH. Mrs. Moore was a member of the Citizens Committee for Planned Parenthood of the American Birth Control League. She was also the first female director of the Episcopal Church Foundation. Paul Moore, Jr.would go on to be a leader in the church as the 13th Episcopal Bishop of the New York Diocese. He was a noted liberal advocate during and after the Civil Rights era in the United States of America.
Aldophus W. Green
Adolphus Williamson Green (January 14, 1844 – March 8, 1917) was an American attorney and businessman. He was the co-founder of the National Biscuit Company (now known as Nabisco, owned by Mondelēz International) in 1898. A year later, in 1898, he was the first person to sell packaged biscuits. He served as the President of the National Biscuit Company from 1905 to 1917.
Boston Latin School:
The Boston Latin School is a public exam school in Boston, Massachusetts. Established on April 23, 1635, it is the oldest and first public school in the United States. The Public Latin School was a bastion for educating the sons of the Boston "Brahmin" elite, resulting in the school claiming many prominent Bostonians, Massachusetts citizens and New Englanders as alumni. Its curriculum follows that of the 18th century Latin-school movement, which holds the "classics" to be the basis of an educated mind. Four years of Latin are mandatory for all pupils who enter the School in the 7th grade, three years for those who enter in the 9th. In 2007, the school was named one of the top twenty high schools in the United States by U.S. News & World Report magazine. It is a part of Boston Public Schools (BPS).
The Boston Brahmin or Boston elite are members of Boston's traditional upper class. They form an integral part of the historic core of the East Coast establishment, along with other wealthy families of Philadelphia and New York City. They are often associated with the distinctive Boston Brahmin accent, Harvard University, Anglicanism and traditional Anglo-American customs and clothing. Descendants of the earliest English colonists, such as those who came to America on the Mayflower or the Arbella, are often considered to be the most representative of the Boston Brahmins.
College Attended: Harvard
At Harvard University, there was instituted, on May 18, 1922, a lodge to be known as "The Harvard Lodge." This is a lodge of a new type in the United States, a "college" lodge, a lodge with great possibilities for future usefulness to Harvard and to the craft.
Harvard University with its many graduate schools brings together student brethren from every State in the Union and, in fact, from nearly every part of the world. These men had little opportunity to enjoy the fellowship of their home lodges during the whole period of their academic and professional courses, and they hesitate to visit any extent the local lodges in Cambridge and Boston, so that at the very time when they should enjoy the pleasant association with their brethren the most, and improve themselves in Masonry, they are to all intents and purposes Masonically dead. For such men, and from the moment they enter the University, the Harvard Lodge will furnish a common meeting place; it will furnish for them, through its special committees, a place to turn to for advice and help in all matters relating to the life and work of the University. More important still, they will learn at once that they have friends by the score in their new surroundings
John G. Zeller
John G. Zeller, age 89, founder and former President of the National Biscuit Company, died Monday in his home in East Orange N.J. MrZeller was born on a farm near Hamilton. In 1864 he, his father Daniel K. Zeller, and a brother moved to Richmond Ind. where two years later they bought the Richmond Steam Bakery.
Nabisco Supports Planned Parenthood- Mondelez International
From time to time people contact our office, asking which companies support Planned Parenthood financially. The group 2nd Vote has put together a list of corporate sponsors based on Planned Parenthood’s own documents as well as other sources.
Below is a list of companies that support Planned Parenthood as of January of 2019.
March of Dimes
I hope you found this informative. We need to know who founded the products we use, why and how they use the money from us purchasing their products. I have been watching who I buy from and hope you become more aware of the principalities that rule this world.
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
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