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D. Chev. Steven d.C Arsenio, KOTJ, GKKofC
Officially invited into OSMTJ - March 20th, 2018
Steven was first invited into OSMTJ by the 2nd in Command of the entire Order of that time, The Grand Seneschal General, Timothy Bryant Jones, who awarded Steven the title of Honorary Knight (honorary title) for his impeccably vast knowledge on Templarism and Templar History.
Grand Priory of Canada - March 22nd, 2019
During his time as an honorary Knight, Steven continued his personal works of intellectual pursuits on templarism, the Order and its history, arduently showcasing them within the American priories. the former Grand Seneschal T. Bryant introduced Steven to the Grand Prior (now Emeritus) of Canada, Keven Ellis. Steven began working with the Order and would also start contributing his time towards volunteering in their charitable causes.
Official Prospect of the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem - June 23rd, 2019
Steven would go on to continue his works of intellectual pursuits and education, showcasing his works to the American Priories while also continuing to work in-person with the Grand Priory of Canada. On April 2019, Steven recruited his first initiate – Elia Sybydlo, while only carrying an honorary title of Knighthood – work that is typically reserved for exemplified Knights looking to become Knight Commanders. Elia and Steven would continue to volunteer with the Grand Priory. On June 23rd, Steven and Elia were both signed on officially as prospects of the Order in the Grand Priory of Canada.
Administrative Duties - 2020
Steven would go on to build a name for himself, building rapport with some fellow Brother Americans and their Grand Prior who was also the Grand Seneschal of the Order. During this time, Steven was delegated with the writing of the correspondence on behalf of the Order, to the Mayor of Tomar – Sra. Anabela Freitas, Presidente da Camara. Continuing on with service to the Grand Priory of Canada in it’s charitable works, Steven remained dedicated to the cause and its works while balancing his duties to the administrative confederation as well.
History is Grand - October 2021 - October 2022
During this time, Steven befriended the Grand Historian (now Emeritus), Daniel Clausen, GOTJ. Due to the love of history between the both of them, especially that of the Order, they would periodically bounce their intellectual pursuits off of each other, more-so Daniel than Steven, due to his already attained intellectual poweress, his already established name in the academic community and also given his priviledged access to information and the means of going about it due to his title and position. Steven would spend quite the bit of time learning from Daniel, and notably, Steven would later go on to impress the Grand Historian with revealing corrections on published works of the Order that was publicly available.
Granted a Mission - October 7th, 2022
Having cultivated a fraternal bond with Chev. Daniel Clausen, GOTJ (Emeritus), Steven was entrusted with a mission with important historical ties to both World and Templar History. Admittingly, the mission is stupendously difficult and would require surplus resources that is just not currently available to the Order and/or its members. But if you think that deterred Steven, well than… you don’t know Steven. Knowing the level of difficulty attached to this conquest, Steven still accepted the task, gratefully. Knowing he would probably not successfully complete this task, he did not care and went straight to work.