Order of Centurions
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom:
and the knowledge of the holy is understanding"
Fear God and do what is Right
TIME DEUM ET
TIME DEUM ET OPERARE IUSTITIAM
[ pronounced: teeme deoom et operaare yoosteeteeaam *]
Peter said of Cornelius, "I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him." Acts 10
The Latin words were based on those found in the Latin of the Vulgate Bible: "aperiens autem Petrus os dixit in veritate conperi quoniam non est personarum acceptor Deus sed in omni gente qui timet eum et operatur iustitiam acceptus est illi"
TIME DEUM ET OPERARE IUSTITIAM is the Offical Latin version of the Motto which appears on the shield and coin and has been cited in certain legal documents.
Centurions may also like to use this phrase in communications for "Fear God and Justice":
PIETAS ac IVSTITIA!
Another closely related concept to the scripture that centurions may like to use on occasion is "Fear God and Charity" and may be expressed in Latin as:
PIETAS ac CARITAS!
* The original Latin Transalation was offered by a friend of the Order, Michael Melchizedek about 2004. Michael is a Latin teacher of 40 years who informed us recently that "... The reason why the version of your motto is slightly different from that in the Vulgate is that your motto is phrased in the Imperative form ("Fear God and do what is right!"), while the vulgate is imbedded in a subordinate clause in the 3rd person singular ("...but for every nation that fears God and does what is right ...").
* The alternative translation for the motto "Fear God and Justice" and "Fear God and Charity" is offered by the Order's Translator, Brother Stefan of Bavaria, Princeps Praetorii, OCLG
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