The Ancient Catholic Church of the 1st century denomination of Ancient Catholicism, recovered by the 12th century Knights Templar from the Temple of Solomon, as the source of the Old Catholic Movement, restored as a sovereign subject of international law.


Overview of the 12th century Ancient Catholic Church of the 1st century denomination of Ancient Catholicism, providing tradition without dogma, unity with independence, and diversity with direction.

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Balanced Policies

Unique balance of traditional but inclusive policies on divisive political issues, upholding Canon law and Apostolic doctrines, while supporting tolerance and diversity, and promoting freedom of choice.

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Ancient Priesthood of the Biblical Magi, Melchizedek and Solomon, continued through Pharaonic Egypt and the Essenes, as the original 1st century Pontifical denomination of Ancient Catholicism.

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Old Catholicism

Denomination of 1st century Ancient Catholicism preserved by the 12th century Knights Templar, as the source of the 12th century Independent Church Movement and 19th century Old Catholic Movement.

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Vatican Recognition

The 1st century denomination of Ancient Catholicism of the 12th century Ancient Catholic Church is recognized by the Roman Vatican, by provisions of Canon law, 3 Papal Bulls and 5 Papal Decrees.

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Apostolic Succession

Doctrinal authenticity and continuity of classical Catholicism, by canonical Apostolic Succession through documented Vatican lines of unique heritage, supported by rare and exotic Gnostic Templar lines.

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Women in Clergy

Women hold full and equal status at all levels of Clergy, by authentic traditions of the Ancient Priesthood, Essenes, Gnostic Apostles, and the 1st – 4th century Church, supported by Biblical Scripture.

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Experience a Classical Church of the ancient doctrines underlying all denominations, upholding the pillars of civilization, as the timeless foundations to rediscover an unshakeable Faith.

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Proprietary Research – This site presents new and original research, from primary sources in the historical record. The numbered source references are the verifiable evidence of all relevant facts. The Ancient Catholic Church now shares this with the general public for the first time, as part of its core mission of restoring venerable traditions as the pillars of civilization.


Church & Order are Separate – The Ancient Catholic Church  is historically preserved and supported by the Order of the Temple of Solomon, which is separate and independent. The Church has its own Ecclesiastical Charter and Pontificate, and its Faithful and Clergy are not obligated to join the Templar Order.  The Templar Order has its own Chivalric Constitution and Grand Mastery, and is interfaith and non-denominational, while separately supporting Ancient Catholicism.  Templars are not required to participate in the Church.


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