Gainesville York Rite Summer Festival

Dear Companions and Sir Knights, The Gainesville York Rite Bodies are planning a Festival conferring the Degrees and Orders of our Rite, and your Bodies are invited to participate with us.  Your candidates are very welcome to share the instruction that we will attempt to impart.  We will eat prior to each conferring and in many cases, afterward.  The schedule is listed here. 2017 Summer Festival Dates: Mark Master and Past Master on Tuesday, 7-18-2017. Eat at 6:30 pm and confer the degrees at 7:15 pm. Most Excellent Master and Holy Royal Arch on Saturday, 7-22-17.  Eat light lunch at 1:00 pm and confer the degrees at 1:45.  With a good supper at closing around 6:00 pm. Royal Master and Select Master on Tuesday, 8-1-2017.  Eat at 6:30 pm, begin conferring degrees at 7:15 pm. Illustrious Order of the Red Cross on Friday, 8-11-2017.  Supper at 6:30 pm, conferral at 7:15 pm. Order of Malta and the Order of the Temple on Saturday, 8-12-2017.  Eat a light lunch at 1:00 pm and begin the Orders at 1:45.  With a good supper at closing around 6:00 pm. Zealously and Courteously, Adam M. Bryan, Asst. Sec/Rec Gainesville York Rite...

MIPGM Richard E. Foreman Passing

Companions & Sir Knights: It is with great sadness that we report the passing of MIPGM Richard E. Foreman. MI Foreman passed away under Hospice care on Saturday, June 24, 2017 after fighting a heroic battle with cancer. Funeral arrangements: Friday, June 30, 2017 Kent Forrest Lawn Funeral Home… 2403 Harrison Avenue Panama City, FL 32405 1:00PM: Visitation with family & friends 2:00PM: Memorial Service with Masonic Rites In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to CRYPTIC MASONS MMEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION (CMMRF). Please make checks payable to CMMRF, in memo line please indicate “in memory of Brother Richard E. Foreman”. Mail all checks to Dayle Schrock ( migm2013[at]hotmail[dot]com ). We ask that you keep Judy and the Foreman family in your thoughts and prayers. Sincerely & Fraternally, John Miller on behalf of Edward Villiaume III, KYCH RI Grand...

General Grand High Priest Louis E. Bartrand at Grand York Rite of Florida

Lewis E. Bartrand, G.G.H.P. of the General Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons International, pictured here, joined us and spoke at the Grand Chapter, R. A. M. of Florida at the Grand York Rite Convention in Lake Mary, Florida on May 24, 2017. He brought a fine message, and was very well received by all of the Companions...

Rt. Ill. Glenn E. Chandler, MEPGHP was honored with the “Ephraim Kirby”

Rt. Ill. Glenn E. Chandler, MEPGHP  was honored with the “Ephraim Kirby” award by the General Grand Chapter International at the Southeastern conference during this past weekend. The award honors past presiding officers of the several York Rite bodies that continue serving the Craft.  This honor has been bestowed to only 3 others in Florida:  Donald T. Harriott, MIPGM, Steven Q. Steele, MEPGHP and John F. Wermann,...

John Gray Receives Grand Chapter Ritualistic Award

At the Grand Chapter R.A.M. of Florida Convocation at the Grand York Rite Convention in Lake Mary on May 24, 2017, John I. Gray, Excellent. Grand R. A. C., Chairman of the Committee on Work for the Grand Chapter, was presented the prestigious Grand Chapter Ritualistic Award by C. Robert Cooper, then Most Excellent Grand High Priest, now M. E. Past Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Florida. Pictured here are Excellent Companion John I. Gray, left, receiving the Ritual Award from Most Excellent Companion C. Robert Cooper, then M. E. Grand High Priest, now M. E. Past Grand High Priest of the Grand...

Four Veils Awards are Presented to Exceptional Chapters in Florida

Grand Chapter R.A.M. Four Veils Awards were presented by Most Excellent Grand High Priest C. Robert Cooper on May 24, 2017 to a number of outstanding Royal Arch Chapters in Florida. Pictured here were the High Priests, or Representatives of the Chapters, receiving the Awards from M. E. Companion C. Robert Cooper, then M. E. Grand High Priest, now M.E.P.G.H.P. of the Grand Chapter of Florida. M. E. Companion Cooper is standing second from the right in the black hat. Next to him. on the far right of the line is Ronald C. Newton, Then R. E. Grand King, now M.E. Grand High...

Highlands Chapter No. 64, R.A.M., is Best Chapter in Florida for 2016-2017

Highlands Chapter No. 64, R.A.M. in Sebring, Florida, was awarded the Crystal Chalice on May 24, 2017 at the Grand Chapter Convocation at the York Rite Convention in Lake Mary as the best Royal Arch Chapter in Florida for the 2016-2017 Capitular year. Pictured here, officers of Highlands Royal Arch Chapter receive the Chalice traveling trophy from Most Excellent Companion C. Robert Cooper (with hat, on left in line), then M. E. Grand High Priest, now M. E. Past Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter, R.A.M. of Florida. Shown, third from left was Most Excellent Companion Michael A. Padron, MWPGM, MEPGHP of Florida. Seen at right of the line was M. E. Companion Ronald C. Newton, then Excellent Grand King, now M. E. Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter R.A.M. of Florida. Congratulations to Highlands Chapter No....