The story of Ormus is a legend that originated in the early stages of the Gold- und Rosenkreutz Orden (Golden and Rosy Cross order) in 18th century Germany. The legend states that the Rosicrucian order was created when a Alexandrian Gnostic sage, priest of Serapis and mage of Egypt named Ormus and his six followers were converted to Christianity by Mark, one of Jesus' disciples. From this conversion, Rosicrucianism was supposedly born, in the year 46 CE in Alexandria, Egypt, fusing early Christianity with Egyptian Hermetic mysteries.
"About the same time [46 CE] the Essenes and other Jews founded a school of science according to Solomon's teaching and joined Ormus. The followers of Ormus, up to 1118, were the only trustees of the ancient doctrines of Egypt, purified, of course, by Christianity and the teachings of Solomon. These doctrines they communicated to the Templars. They were in consequence known under the name of 'Knights of Palestine' or 'Brethren of the Rosy Cross of the Orient'."