Most Illustrious Grand Master Homecoming

A Dinner to Honor Most Illustrious Benjamin J. Holland Most Illustrious Grand Master of the  Grand Council of Royal and Select Masons of Florida Saturday Evening, March 11th 2017 Registration: 5:30 pm Dinner served: 6 pm Tuscan Masonic Lodge #6 320 South Florida Avenue Bartow, FL 33830 Cost: $18 per person Download here the...

Northeast Florida York Rite College #114 Meets and Installs New Officers

Northeast Florida York Rite College No. 114 met in Jacksonville on May 13, 2017 for its Annual Assembly. R.E.D. Grand Governor Glenn E. Chandler made his official visit, and new officers were elected and installed for 2017-2018. Preeminent Companion Knight Paul James Mast was installed as Governor. Eminent Companion Knight Rudin “Rudy” Boatright was installed as Deputy Governor. And Eminent Companion Thomas A. Olsen was installed as Chancellor. The Treasurer & Secretary continued in their positions, and the remaining appointed officers were also installed. The Grand Installing Officer was Right Eminently Distinguished Brother Glenn E. Chandler, KYGCH, MEPGHP, R. I. Grand Principal Conductor of Work, Grand Council R. & S. M. of Florida; OPC, Grand Governor of Florida for the York Rite Sovereign College of North America. The Grand Installing Marshal was Very Eminently Distinguished Brother Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, OPC, Past Deputy Grand Governor of Florida for the York Rite Sovereign College of N. A. The Installing Marshal was Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, PG, OPC. Pictured here were the new officers and Companion Knights who were able to remain for a few minutes after the meeting to take a picture. Seen in the first row, from left to right were: Robert Gurney Atwell, KYCH, PG; Glenn E. Chandler, MEPGHP, RIGPCW, OPC, Grand Governor of Florida, Installing Officer; Eric G. Cole, Seneschal; Rudin “Rudy” Boatright, Deputy Governor; Paul James Mast, new Preeminent Governor of Northeast Florida Y. R. College #114; Thomas A. Olsen, PDDGIM, DDGHP, Chancellor; Kenneth E. Hinton, Jr., Primate; Adam M. Bryan, EGJW of the Grand Commandery, College Sentinel; Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, OPC, PDGG,...

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....

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...

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...

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....

Palatka Commandery No. 5 Installs New Officers for 2017

The new officers for Palatka Commandery No. 5, K. T. were installed on January 26, 2017. The Installing officers were: C. Robert Cooper, KYGCH, MEGHP of the Grand Chapter, R. A. M. of Florida, Installing Officer; Darryl A. D’Angina, KYGCH, MEPGHP, Installing Marshal; and Corbin P. Elliott, KYCH, KCT, PDDGC, Installing Prelate. Christopher C. Lanham, Jr. was installed as Eminent Commander.   The second picture shows a number of the ladies, families and friends present at the open installation to enjoy the fine dinner and socializing, and to support and congratulate the new...

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...