The novel begins with a statement: “FACT, the Priory of Sion—a European secret society founded in 1099—is a real organization.”
The day at Sion was divided by the seven hours in the usual way.
Shortly after this, Tancred, attended by Baroni, passed the gate of Sion.
Cease not in thy pursuit till thou shalt behold "the God of gods in Sion."
A specimen of this advance we have had of an abele-tree at Sion, which being loppd in Febr.
With the joy of the whole earth is mount Sion founded, on the sides of the north, the city of the great king.
A discovery made in the neighbourhood of Sion has confirmed these first ideas.
As it is written: Behold I lay in Sion a stumbling-stone and a rock of scandal.
Indulgences were granted at Sion on almost every festival in the year.
The Jesuits were then expelled from the little town of Sion where they had an important school.