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You who long for the Knightly Order,It is fitting you should lead a new life;Devoutly keeping watch in prayer,Fleeing from sin, pride and villainy;The Church defending,The Widows and Orphans succouring.
Be bold and protect the people,Be loyal and valiant, taking nothing from others.Thus should a Knight rule himself.He should be humble of heart and always work,And follow Deeds of Chivalry.;Be loyal in war and travel greatly;He should frequent tourneys and joust for his Lady Love;He must keep honor with all,So that he cannot be held to blame.No cowardice should be found in his doings,Above all, he should uphold the weak,Thus should a Knight rule himself.— Eustace Deschamps
The First Battle
There is a battle to be fought,Before the weapon is in hand,Or the enemy is in distance to strike.The battle is in the mind,To take captive our fears and doubts,To secure our thoughts andCommand our mental faculties.To focus these moment of our lifeFor a greater purpose than our own needs,Our own wants or even our own preservation.To walk into the shadow of death placing ourDestiny in the hands of God,For Him, for Country, for family,For the defense and well being of others,For children yet to be born.To remove all jealousy, envy, strifeAnd hatred from our heart.To forgive all who have wronged us.To be thankful for all the beauty in the world.And every voice and smile of friendship.To pray for our families and loved ones,To pray for our enemies as well;That in this ensuing battle,Whatever the outcome,That the Will of God be done.To pray for courage that we might encourage others.To pray for the forgiveness of others,That we may be forgiven ourselves.For if this be our last moments,We want to be right with Him.This is the Heart of ancient Knighthood,When every day was a battle in the mind.This is the heart of true patriots,True Soldiers, for all who serve God,In serving their Country andIn service to others.—Sir R. I. Tulak
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