CHAPITRE D’ETE DE LA COMMANDERIE DES COTES DU RHONE
It’s at the castle of Suze, in the summer season,
May our brotherhood, in this month of July
Holds his traditional solemn chapter
Intense event, exceptional moment!
Under the Provençal sky, what pleasure confessed
Gather friends, love to meet
The time of an evening, in this feudal place
Revealing now, its medieval splendor !!
The Grand Council of the Order and all the Commanders
Slowly down the stairs of honor
Leading the banner, followed by his allies
Then closing the ranks, Grand Master and Chancellor.
Dressed in the Templar choir dress,
The unspeakable pride of being their heirs
Revive in spirit a faithful friendship
Towards traditions with eternal values.
The defense of his people, solidarity,
Respect for everyone and fraternity
Here are the sacred bonds uniting for life
Knights members at the Commandery.
Immutable ritual where the weight of a sword
Resting on each shoulder, in a gesture supported,
Adoube with fervor the guest sponsored
Joining forever the army of his elders.
Then the gift of the badge, ultimate distinction,
Finally delivers the right to ennoble the function
The time of a hug initiated by the heart
Where then murmur some words of happiness.
Spark of joy shining in the eyes
Of the new petitioner, who with envious eyes,
Savor fully, standing and glass in hand
The Côtes du Rhône, fruit of endless pleasure!
© Andéol POMMIER