The Constitution - A Brief Description
Previous comments in this document refer to the revival and registration of The Order, which has given the Order both the rule and the protection of law. This has been made possible in part by the pragmatic requirements of the laws of Jerusalem, and in particular, the laws which pertain to the registry of non-profit Fellowship Societies through the Registry of Societies under "The Societies Act 740 - 1980".
To provide further rigidity and adherence to the rules which govern the revived and now legally existing Fellowship Society of The Ancient and Noble Order of The Knights Templar, the Founder Members and their advisers developed a comprehensive and formal Constitution which embodies all the normal requirements of a Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association, Rules of Fellowship, and Bye-Laws.
This Constitution, which represents the very corpus of The Fellowship Society, has been ordained to sit alongside and blend with the appropriate laws of Jerusalem as they may pertain to this Noble Order. The Constitution is the immutable code by which all acts and actions of The Order are tested and governed.