The tent, which constitutes a part of the furniture or paraphernalia of a Commandery of Knights Templar symbolizes duties of Knights. They were the protectors of Christian pilgrims on the plains, the hills, and the desert. To them the Knight gave the crust of bread, the draught of water, and the protection of the sword, without which they could not survive. In performance of these perilous duties the Knight lived in a lonely tent.

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