The ec and pr, following the cg, lead the procession. Grand commanders general orders general information grand commanders general orders are messages directly from the grand commander to each asylum or sir knight in the state. Chivalric masonry is the culmination of the york rite system. The royal arch chapter which includes the council degrees.
Within the usa, the first five degrees are grouped together as royal arch, the. Knights templar orders york rite masonic bodies of georgia, pha. But the york rite is not found as a single system worldwide, and outside of the united states there are often significant differences in ritual, as well as organization. Manual of knights templar tactics and asylum ceremonies of the grand encampment of the united states of america, constitution and statutes of the grand commandery of knights templar of south carolina, the york rite of freemasonry a history and handbook.
Grand york rite of alabama fraternal greetings and welcome. The york rite of freemasonry includes three major areas that must be completed in order. Because of the length, we have broken it into sections and now present it. By building on what is taught in the blue lodge, the knights templar provide a path for those who wish to continue their journey through freemasonry by adding the lessons of christian chivalry and devotion to duty that so marked the ancient templars. The york rite in the united states is a grouping of separate rites joined in order, namely the capitular rite, or royal arch masons general grand chapter royal arch masons international, the cryptic rite, or cryptic masons general grand council cryptic masons international and the chivalric orders, or knights templar grand encampment of knights templar of the united states of america. York rite ritual of the order of the temple stichting argus.
Ancient arabic order of nobles of the mystic shrine. The order of the temple has been called the most beautiful of all the orders and degrees of masonry. The degrees conferred in the symbolic lodge and the royal. How was easter celebrated when the knights templar were around. In order to promote a more general reading of the page of the ritual, an extract. The order today requires membership in a chapter of royal arch masons and in some jurisdictions, membership in a council of royal and select masters. The grand commandery knights templar of texas office of the grand commander plano, texas may 2, 2012 general order no. The formation of the first grand lodge of england in 1717 specified that the lodges were to confer only the degrees of entered apprentice, fellowcraft, and master mason, all other degrees being considered spurious. Grand commandery knights templar of indiana november 2017 to be removed from this mailing list send a reply with remove in the subject line.
The supreme law of this grand commandery is the constitution and statutes of the grand encampment of knights templar. The junior deacon then says, as this is a torture to your flesh, so may it ever be to your mind and conscience, if ever you should attempt to reveal the secrets of masonry unlawfully. Dec 21, 2017 the york rite has a dedicated body of masonic knights templar which confer chivalric orders. The ritual of the commandery orders of red cross knights templar knights of malta ny 1878. Ritual for installation of a knight templar stichting argus. Officers handbook grand commandery of knights templar of iowa. The vatican secret archives historian barbara frale offers an explanation that this was a form of psychological testing of templar knights. Click on the constitution link to age a pdf copy of the constitution.
Another ritual which has similar success is that of the rose croix degree. Prepared and compiled by the committee on templar instruction of the grand commandery knights templar of texas, at it. The grand encampment of knights templar prince hall affilliated. In virginia the york rite, which derives its name from the ancient association of the city of york, england, with freemasonry, consists ofthe following bodies. In an extreme case the commander is authorized to omit portions of the full form ceremonies. The last order is that of knight templar, the crowning glory of the york rite system. Isbn 9789078156208 the contents of this collection in pdf files. Our goal is to create a website that would be a focal point for knights templar masons and those that would like to know more about this fraternal order.
Templar secret initiation rites the truth the templar. All are sir knights, never eminent sir knights, etc. Jan 25, 2018 this video is an overview of the masonic appendent organization known as the knights templar. Pauls membership in fraternal organizations include the murat shrine in indianapolis, york rite commandery in shelbyville, scottish rite in indianapolis, lodge no. Constituent commandery manual of the sword produced by the grand commandery of knights templar of pennsylvania revised may 1986 republished april 20. Why the templar secret rituals were so controversial from spitting on the christian cross to strange sexual acts, the knights templars secret rituals were controversial. Knights templar funeral service grand york rite of missouri. Knights templar york rite masonic bodies of georgia, pha. The grand encampment of knights templar prince hall. Freemason collection is one of the rare websites rated three stars maximum on. The grand commandery knights templar of texas office of the grand commander spring, texas may 2, 2011 general order no. See also knights templar and popular culture the knights templar, full name the united religious, military and masonic orders of the temple and of st john of jerusalem, palestine, rhodes and malta, is a fraternal order affiliated with freemasonry. The scottish rite ritual monitor and guide 78 tain prisoners.
This pocket reference serves as an introduction to the rite as practiced in utah, and will hopefully assist your acclimation into the degree and orders of the york rite. Sales tax exemption certificate texas hotel occupancy tax form petition form. No freemason, who is a believer in the christian religion, should be satis. Written in the 19th century, duncans ritual, as it is known, has been republished numerous times. Once you are logged inside, go to the registered domains section of the my domains menu.
Investigating the priory of sion and the knights templar. Order of the red cross, order of malta, and order of the temple. In there, you will see all the domains that have been registered or transferred to your account. The order of the temple has been called the most beautiful of all the orders and degrees of freemasonry. Grand commandery knights templar of indiana lawrence j. In canada our governing body refers to them as the united religious, military and masonic. Grand commandery knights templar of texas york rite. The grand encampment, at its triennial conclave, denver, 1892, gave its sanction to the christmas toast and response, which had been inaugurated by sir stephen berry, of portland, maine, and it made him chairman of the committee, ad vitam. The words sir knight, in commandery, eminent, very eminent and right eminent are honorary titles.
Lady linda and i are busy planning the annual conclave of grand. Also unlike other masonic bodies which only require a belief in a supreme being regardless of religion, membership in the knights templar is open only to freemasons who profess a. Knight templar masonry is a part of the york rite branch of freemasonry and can only be joined after completing the blue lodge of freemasonry and becoming a master mason. Introduction this regulation applies to all sir knights who are members full and affiliated of a constituent commandery of the grand commandery of the district of. Class a teams shall consist of 24 knights, 4 guides, 2 platoon leaders, and a captain. The assumption, and most evidence, points to a solid christian founding. Knights templar initiation knights templar secrets and. York rite of freemasonry is complex organism, with ritual and degree elements predating the. The york rite of freemasonry in virginia the royal arch chapter including the council the commandery of knights templar published by the grand commandery knights templar of virginia revised 2002. The knights templar, full name the united religious, military and masonic orders of the temple and of st john of jerusalem, palestine, rhodes and malta, is a fraternal order affiliated with freemasonry. Mar 26, 20 knights templar sword manual of arms by texas grand commandry. You must already be a master mason before you can join the york rite.
Two and one half hours will be ample for the commandery portion of the entire ritual of the york rite. Jul 23, 2016 if they were truly diabolic, as was alleged, then every man, woman and child was in peril until these knights were very publicly punished. The title of this body is the grand commandery of knights templar of north carolina. To all knights templar, wheresoever dispersed over the face of the earth or water novice sips. The york rite sometimes referred to as the american rite, since it is unknown in york, england is one of several rites of freemasonry. The questioning comes into play from the secrecy of their rituals. The plural form of knight templar adds an s to the word knight making it knights templar.
The york rite has similarities and differences in ritual, degrees and practices among the various countries where it is worked today. Freemason collection is ranked in the most visited websites top 10 in the major masonic online magazine pietrestone. Commander from the ritual of the grand encampment printed in 1979 ritual, and the manual of asylum ceremonies, revised 2012 tactics. Print page 1 first, then reinsert paper to print on reverse page 2. Pocket reference for the york rite 1 york rite bodies. Editors note this article was originally presented by dr. There are four royal arch degrees, three cryptic mason degrees, and three chivalric orders.
It also copies the anointing with oil used within the church as a bestowal of blessing or vindication of the holy spirit. Commandery guide grand commandery of knights templar of. Knights templar cross of honor nomination pdf installation ritual. The york rite, or more correctly, the american rite, is based on the early remnants of craft masonry that were practiced in the early 1700s. Deveaux grand commandery, jurisdiction of georgia website. It includes the three basic degrees of the ancient york rite, and four additional advanced degrees. The york rite in freemasonry actually refers to three cooperative groups that confer a total of ten degrees in the united states.
As commandery is a christian military order, its rituals and customs. Are both york rite and scottish rite masonic knight templar. Both he and the lodge have granted permission to reprint it here. There are many sources that claim to cite the knights templar initiation that make claims stemming from homosexual sodomy to satanic influence. The rubrics of this ritual are framed for a preceptory in which a deputy marshal is appointed. The knights templar were founded as christian warrior monks. In the following ceremony the officers are a grand commander, first and second captain, past. York rite rings, templar rings, freemason jewelry, clothing and more. Freemasonry mimics the two fundamental sacraments of the christian church baptism and communion. But under no circumstances shall less than the following be used.
Site for masonic york rite for the state of nevada. The masonic order of chivalry known as the knights templar. Grand commandery knights templar of texas adopted by the grand commandery at the stated conclave held in houston, texas in 2012 as a complete revision. Jewels of office, meritorious jewels, badge of commanderies, malta and red cross jewel may be worn on the left breast, placed in the order named, from the wearers right to left. If they were truly diabolic, as was alleged, then every man, woman and child was in peril until these knights were very publicly punished. The american rite of freemasonry, commonly known as the york rite. Again, in this totally christian order, the candidate represents a knightly postulate who desires to unite with a commandery of knights templar during the era of the crusades. York rite of freemasonry is complex organism, with ritual and degree elements predating the master mason degree, and the first grand lodge itself. Also unlike other masonic bodies which only require a belief in a supreme being regardless of religion, membership in the knights templar is open only to freemasons who profess a belief in the christian. Commandery installation of officers constituent commandery forms. As commander it is also your responsibility to oversee the rituals. You are embarking on a part of your masonic journey that many find challenging, but also. For the medieval knights templar, see knights templar. Knights templar orders york rite masonic bodies of.
York rite and knights templar jewels, insignia and symbols. Under the umbrella title of freemasonry, the knight templar ritual is an example par excellence of a rite of passage, and i will try to convince you that this is so. Duncan 1866 this book presents details of masonic initiation rituals, along with grips, passwords and regalia. All of the orders of the york rite and the degrees of the. The york rite has a dedicated body of masonic knights templar which confer chivalric orders. The order of knights templar today exists as the top ranking masonic organization in the york rite of freemasonry. District schools of instruction, annual visitation, blanket dispensations, grand commandery committee meetings, drill and ritual competition and the annual grand conclave. This video is an overview of the masonic appendent organization known as the knights templar. Revised and updated with legislation enacted at the stated conclave of the grand commandery knights templar of texas 20, 2014,2015 and 2016 previous complete revision 1992.
New revised ritual books are now available from the grand secretary. I bid you all greetings from the grand commandery of knights templar of the state of connecticut, and also my own personal well wishes. Maryland york rite brochure when printing this pdf, make sure print setting is set to landscape. The knights templar is the final order joined in the york rite, and the only not to deal with hiramic legend. The york rite is one of the appendant bodies of freemasonry that a master mason may join to further his knowledge of freemasonry.
About the knights templar grand york rite of missouri. Sir knight w w rises and salutes, returned by cg, post the sentinel. Why the templar secret rituals were so controversial. He is charged with the duty of annually preparing the sentiment.531 803 644 751 4 714 160 1452 934 762 216 914 1345 369 783 1036 813 666 678 546 776 974 1177 416 1021 108 1373 1443 865 928 1402 643 459 1477 1104 1485 680 580 1467