- "May the Father of Understanding guide us."
- ―A Templar blessing.[src]
The Father of Understanding was an entity to whom the Templars pledged allegiance, and asked for guidance.
In the Third Crusade, the Templars would usually sign his name before theirs in letters they wrote. During the Renaissance, Templars would often ask him for guidance as a greeting, or at the end of a meeting.
Before and during the American Revolutionary War, the phrase was used twice by Haytham Kenway; first during the induction of Charles Lee to the Templar Order, and secondly when Haytham was required to enter the Smith and Company Brewery with his son, Connor.