St. Augustine York Rite Bodies Install Officers for 2017

The St. Augustine York Rite Bodies installed their new officers for 2017 on January 17, 2017. Charles Robert Cooper, KYGCH, MEGHP of the Grand Chapter R. A. M. of Florida, was the Installing Officer for St. Augustine Chapter No. 17, R.A.M. and St. Augustine Council No. 15, R. & S. M. Corbin Elliott, KYCH, PDDGHP, PDDGIM, PDDGC, was Installing Marshal for the Chapter and Council, and Installing Officer for St. Augustine Commandery No. 10, K. T. Pictured here were the Chapter and Council officers and Companions present after their installation ceremonies.     Pictured in the second group photo were the newly installed officers of St. Augustine Council No. 15, R. & S. M., with Installing Officer Charles Robert Cooper, KYGCH, MEGHP.   The officers of St. Augustine Commandery No. 10, K. T. were also installed. We do not have a picture of the new cadre of Commandery officers. Sir Knight Paul James Mast was installed as Eminent...

Port St. Lucie Commandery #17 Installation of Officers

Port St. Lucie Commandery #17 Installation of Officers M:. W:.  Stanley L. Hudson, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Florida, was installed as Eminent Commander of Port St. Lucie Commandery #17 on Tuesday January 11th, 2017.   Front Row – (L to R):   Mike Halfling,  Thomas Bonaminio, R:.E:. Fred Gerdom Grand Commander, M:.W:. Stanley L. Hudson,  R:.E:. Paul Friend PEGC,  E:. C:. Eric Kleinbach / Triangle Commandery No 38, E:.C:. Garry M. Paxinos / Melita Commandery No 35 Second Row – (L to R): Grand Marshal Douglas Ankney, John Pickford PDDGC,  Demetrios C. Kirkiles / Melita Commandery No 35, Thomas Randazzo...

Grand Commander Homecoming

Table Commandery in Honor of R.E. Frederick Gerdom Saturday February 18th, 2017 Time: 6:00pm Tuscan Lodge No. 6 320 S Florida Avenue Bartow, FL Cost $20 (commemorative “cannons” are included) Registration begins at 5:00pm Dress: SK – Uniform, no sword Ladies – Casual Dress Men – Business Casual This is an “Open” event, meaning that all are invited. Download the flyer...

Port St. Lucie Commandery #17 Installation

Sir Knights, I am requesting your presence on January 10, 2017 at 6pm for the installation of our MWGM Stan L. Hudson as Eminent Commander of Port St. Lucie Commandery #17. The address is 4590 Oleander Ave Fort Pierce, FL 34982 This is an excellent opportunity to show our MWGM Stan how much we appreciate his support for the York Rite and Masonry. I look forward to seeing all Sir Knight in Uniform there. Thank you R.E. Frederick Gerdom Grand...
Sir Knights and Ladies Gather for Christmas Observance in Jacksonville

Sir Knights and Ladies Gather for Christmas Observance in Jacksonville

Several Sir Knights and their ladies gathered for the traditional Knights Templar Christmas Observance at the York Rite Temple in Jacksonville on Sunday, December 11, 2016. Seated around the tables in a cross before the ceremony were clockwise from left: Steven Persinger, Generalissimo, Pilgrim Commandery No. 7 and Mr. Persinger; Randy Burkett, Sword Bearer, Damascus Commandery No. 2; Corbin Elliott, KYCH, KCT, PDDGC, Damascus No. 2; James Mast, Generalissimo, St. Augustine No. 10 and Mrs. Mast; Joseph Wright, Sr., Sentinel, Damascus No. 2 and Mrs. Wright; Christopher Lanham, Gen., Palatka No. 5, and Mrs. Lanham; and on the left at the head of the cross was Mrs. Eric Cole. Sir Knight Eric Cole, Gen., Damascus No. 2, is shown standing in the right, rear, with Steve Urban, Jr. EC, St. Augustine No. 10, acting as Prelate. Sir Knight Urban gave a very interesting, history-related story of how the birthdate of Christ came to be accepted as December 25th, and how the festival and holiday of Christmas developed into what it is today. Present, but not pictured were: Kolen Sawyer, EC, Damascus No. 2, and Thomas Olsen, KYCH, Recorder of Damascus No. 2, taking the picture....