Facts about the Grail:
There is just one simple and profound Fact about the Holy Grail, a fact with immense impact on mankind: Jesvs used it during His last supper here on earth and with it He instigated the memorial of His death for all faithfull [*] mankind!
On the night before he died, Jesvs instructed his disciples to commemorate the sacrifice that he was about to make. He told them:
(Luke 22:19-20 Also, He took a loaf, gave thanks, broke it, and gave it to them, saying: “This means my body, which is to be given in your behalf. Keep doing this in remembrance of Me.” 20 Also, He did the same with the Holy cup after they had the evening meal, saying: “This cup means the new covenant by virtue of my blood, which is to be poured out in your behalf.)
Templar church belief is, that the Holy Grail still exists and that it is in save hands away from the unfaithfull. Also is the Holy Grail to the templar church the most Holy relic on earth. [tapestries]
[*] incursive highlight is our emphesis on the word.
Myth about the Grail:
Myth around the Holy Grail are almost inexhaustible, meaning there are as many myth about the grail as one can imagine. According to legend the Grail could:
- cure wounds
- cure sickness
- give bountless food supply
- raise the dead
- could kill unfaithfull with rapid ageing
- could make the carier walk on air.
- could lift a curse
and many other things are ascribed to it
Some believe that the Grail is a symbolic reverence to Mary Magdalene as being this vessel. (for more info go to: Mary Magdalene.
There are many false Grails out there in the world, such as the famous Grail of Valencia (Spain) or the the less known one of San Isidoro de Leon (Spain). It would be most unlikely, that either one of these two shown there, is the vessel Christ used, because as the Holy Schriptures indicate Christ held no posessions and was poor. How could he have affored such riches? Neither ofcourse, was the upperroom where the supper was held, his own and therefore also the vessels put ready for the supper might not have been Christ's either. Therefore one might conclude that the owner of the upperroom might have been rich. But nothing in the Holy Scriptures imply that either.
(some legends say He might have brought the Grail with Him to the last supper, or that it might have been given to him by an angel)
So what are we left with? That the vessel Christ used was not of such riches and might have been a humble cup as sugested in "Indiana Jones:The Last Crusade"
Likewise, by the end of the 1300's there were no less than XX "Holy Grails" claimed around the Christian world. Few survive today. (*)
(*) The Templar code for Dummies. page 231(was the grail real?)
Seek and ye will find.
the offical statement of the templar church and the templar kingdom is that we the Templar Kingdom, have it, at an undisclosed location for save keeping, kept holy, away from pagan/saracen defilement.