2017 Grand York Rite Convention

May 20th to 24th 2017

Orlando Marriott Lake Mary

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2017 SE Department Conference
Grand Encampment of Knights Templar

June 16th to 17th 2017

Hilton Rialto Hotel
Melbourne, FL

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Spring York Rite Festival Held in Jacksonville

A Spring York Rite Festival was held in Jacksonville on March 23 – 25, 2017. Nine new York Rite Masons were exalted and greeted, in the Chapter and Council, and knighted in the Commandery of Knights Templar.   Pictured first were the new Royal Arch. Companions with M. E. Companion C. Robert Cooper, M. E. Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of Florida, after the R.A.M. Degree on Friday, March 24, 2017. In the second picture, the new Sir Knights are pictured with the Commandery officers and cast after the Order of the Temple and knighting on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The second picture shows the following new Sir Knights, officers, cast members and other Sir Knights after the Orders on Saturday, March 25, 2017.... read more

Masons pay tribute to those buried at historic Evergreen

Right Worshipful Kurt Morauer, a freemason, stood wearing his Templar uniform, a black military-like outfit adorned with golden shoulder boards and medallions featuring red crosses across the breast. Atop his head he wore a white-feathered chapeau, and across his waist lay a gold-striped belt that held a gold-hilted sword, which he unsheathed with a white-gloved hand and held up in front of him as Right Worshipful Frederic Latsko began the Knights Templar Memorial Ceremony. Morauer’s elaborate attire was all part of Masonic Memorial Appreciation Day, which was held Saturday in the historic Evergreen Cemetery in southeast Gainesville. Our departed knights were taught that the sword, in the hands of a true and courteous knight, was endowed with three excellent qualities: it’s hilt, with justice impartial; it’s blade, with fortitude undaunted; and it’s point, with mercy unrestrained, Morauer said to the crowd. He could never grasp it without being reminded of the attributes it symbolized. And to these attributes, with their deep significance, we renew our pledge. And inspired and heartening hope leads up to the comforting belief that they met their trying hour with fortitude undaunted. And walking in the dawn of a new day, have received justice tempered with mercy unrestrained, which is the glorious attribute of the Son of God. With a focus on York Rite freemasonry, which includes the Knights Templar, this year’s Masonic appreciation day featured a recognition of the fraternal order’s grand masters and grand high priests who have been buried at Evergreen and a Knights Templar memorial ceremony. The history of masonry in Gainesville is as old as the city itself, said Grand... read more

100 Knight Conclave – Triangle Commandery No.38

Triangle Commandery No.38 of Lake Sumter York Rite 1st Annual 100 Knight Conclave Join us for a celebration of Knighthood May 6th 2017 Location: Leesburg Masonic Lodge 200 Richey Rd Leesburg, FL Registration: 5pm Dinner: 6pm Program: 7pm Cost: $20 per person This is an open event – all are welcome Dress: S.K.: Full Uniform, including sword Ladies/Guests: Business dress Notable S.K. Attendees: MW Stanley L. Hudson REGC Frederick Gerdom RE Dept Cmdr Southeast Henry A. Adams Download the flyer... read more

Palatka Commandery No. 5 Presents Flag Ceremony at Pineland Lodge

Palatka Commandery No. 5, K.T. participated in the Youth Activities/Americanism Program held recently at Pineland Lodge No. 86, F. & A. M. in Palatka.  The Commandery team exhibited the solemn and proper folding of the Flag of the United States of America accompanied by a narration of the deep meaning of each fold which completes the Flag folding ceremony.... read more

Lake Sumter York Rite Spaghetti Dinner

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser March 25th 2017 Leesburg Masonic Lodge  200 Richey Road Leesburg, FL  Menu: Spaghetti, meatballs, salads, rolls, soft drinks, water, dessert eat-in or carry-out Dress is casual Door prizes Cost: $10, kids under 12 pay $5 Download the flyer... read more

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Tampa, FL 33681-3496
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