Grand Commandery Articles

Holiday Schedule for Grand York Rite Office

York Rite LogoOffice Closed:

  • Friday, November 10, 2017 – in observance of Veterans’ Day
  • Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, 2017 – Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Friday and Monday, December 22 and 25, 2017 – Christmas Holiday
  • Monday, January 1, 2018 – New Year’s Day

The Grand York Rite Office Staff wishes you season’s greetings and hopes that “every one of you” has a safe and happy holiday season.

Edward Villiaume III, KYCH
Grand Sec./Rec.
Grand York Rite Bodies of Florida

Tampa Bay Beauceant Turkey Dinner

Tampa Assembly No. 208
Social Order of the Beauceant

This is a reminder that our Turkey Dinner is rapidly approaching. It is scheduled for Sunday, November 5, from 11:00 AM until 1:30 PM at the York Rite building, 4210 W Oklahoma Avenue, Tampa, FL.

The traditional smells are filling the air, the turkeys are roasting, the desserts are baking, and we are gathering items for the bazaar table. Come join us that Sunday, bring your family, your neighbors, your church friends. Tickets are $10.00 each. Respond as soon as you can so we will have enough food ready.

If you wish, mail your check and a completed Reservation Slip to Sandy at: P. O. Box 1800, Dover, FL 33527-1800.
Make your check payable to: Tampa No. 208 SOOB

Remember that your dues for 2017 are now payable. They are still just $15.00. Check your dues card, if it doesn’t say good until Dec. 2017, then you owe for this year. We’re pleased to report there are just a few unpaid, and we don’t want to lose you. Sandy will accept dues for 2018 too.


(Mrs. Rob) Sharen St. John, PP
(Mrs. Keith) Sandy Dean, PSWP

Download the reservation form here.



Sunshine Commandery #20 Conclave

Sir Knights

There was a conclave of Sunshine Commandery #20 KT last evening, our first at our new venue , Selama Grotto and yes the Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Florida , S.K.Anthony L.Griffon was present on his official  visit  and Sk John F.Mitton our newly knighted frater of Oct 14 2017 was there also.

YOU COULD HAVE BEEN THERE, maybe next time

Ralph Vaughan

Sunshine Commandery 20

York Rite Day at Manatee York Rite Bodies

York Rite LogoHosted by
Manatee York Rite Bodies

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Westcoast Lodge No.409
405 30th Ave West
Bradenton, FL

Masonic Questions:

  1. Why are there 3 burning tappers about the altar?
  2. How will the long Master’s word be found?
  3. What is the lost word of a Master Mason?

Find these answers and more when you journey through York Rite Masonry.

You and your lady are cordially invited to attend our York Rite Day presented by Manatee York Rite Bodies. The day is to high lite what is York Rite Masonry and what can it do to advance your Masonic Education. So dress casual and come experience the true extension of Blue Lodge Masonry and explore York Rite Masonry.

  • 10:00 am – Registration
  • 10:30 an – Opening probram for all
  • 11:00 – 12:00 pm – Master Mason Only Meeting & Ladies program
  • 12:00 pm – Free Picnic Lunch, hot-dogs, chips, desert and drinks

We are looking forward to meeting you, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Download the flyer here

District 5 Meeting Cancelled



The MIGM just advised the Grand Office that the District 5 meeting scheduled for Sept 23, 2017has been cancelled for now but will be rescheduled.  The reason for the cancellation is because of Hurricane Irma and its aftermath.  Emails will be posted when the new meeting date is established.


Edward Villiaume III, KYCH
Grand Sec./Rec.
Grand York Rite Bodies of Florida

District 5 Grand York Rite Meeting

York Rite LogoOrlando, Florida
Saturday, September 28th, 2017

The York Rite Bodies of the 5th District Cordially invites all
Master Masons, Companions, Sir Knights and their Ladies,
to attend the Festive Table Chapter and District Meeting of the
Grand York Rite in District No. 5 at
Mokanna Lodge No.329
4925 Clarcona-Ocoee Road
Orlando, FL 32810


  • M.E. Ronald C. Newton, M.E.G.H.P. of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Florida
    M.I. Robert C. St. John, Jr., M.I.G.M. of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Florida
    R.E. Anthony L. Griffon, R.E.G.C. of the Grand Commandery of Knight Templar of Florida


10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Registration
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Commandery Full Dress Drill and Sword Instruction in Lodge and Ladies Program
12:00 p.m. Table Chapter Commences

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District 8 Grand York Rite Meeting

York Rite LogoInverness, Florida
Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

You and your Lady are cordially invited to attend the
Grand York Rite District 8 Meeting and Table Council
at Citrus Lodge No.118 
located at 301 Hendrix Avenue
Inverness, FL 34451


  • M.E. Companion Ronald C. Newton, M.E.G.H.P of the Grand Chapter of R.A.M. of Florida
  • M.I. Companion Robert C. St John, M.I.G.M. of the Grand Council of R & S Masters of Florida
  • R.E. Anthony L. Giffon, R.E.G.C> of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Florida


Registration: 10:00 am to 11:am
Commandery Full Dress Uniform Drill and Sword Instruction in Lodge Room: 11 am to 12 pm
Ladies Program in Dining Hall: 11 am to 12 pm
Table Council open to all begins at 12 pm

Download the flyer here.