Another attempt at milking modern Templar research for all its worth. I hate to be so templar-cynical. I guess I am jaded.
I will not resurrect the Chinon journalistic fiasco. I promise.
I will admit that I am very interested to see the prayer itself, especially if it is addressed to the Blessed Virgin. So far I have not been able to find a translation.
I really am willing to believe the best about the historical order. I am just weary of the sensationalism. Here is the skinny on the prayer:
The prayer is addressed to “Holy Mary, mother of God”, the “consolation of those who hope”, and “humbly implores” her to obtain freedom for the order “through the intercession of the angels, archangels, prophets, evangelists, apostles, martyrs, confessors and virgins”.
A sword salute and click of the heals to David E.