The knights templar is the final order joined in the york rite, and the only not to deal with hiramic legend. The york rite of freemasonry includes three major areas that must be completed in order. About the knights templar grand york rite of missouri. Knights templar york rite masonic bodies of georgia, pha. 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. Once you are logged inside, go to the registered domains section of the my domains menu. Grand commandery knights templar of indiana november 2017 to be removed from this mailing list send a reply with remove in the subject line. Mar 26, 20 knights templar sword manual of arms by texas grand commandry. The grand encampment of knights templar prince hall. The scottish rite ritual monitor and guide 78 tain prisoners.
Why the templar secret rituals were so controversial. Knights templar orders york rite masonic bodies of georgia, pha. I bid you all greetings from the grand commandery of knights templar of the state of connecticut, and also my own personal well wishes. But under no circumstances shall less than the following be used. Knights templar initiation knights templar secrets and. Freemason collection is one of the rare websites rated three stars maximum on. 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. There are many sources that claim to cite the knights templar initiation that make claims stemming from homosexual sodomy to satanic influence. 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. Print page 1 first, then reinsert paper to print on reverse page 2.
The american rite of freemasonry, commonly known as the york rite. 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. York rite and knights templar jewels, insignia and symbols. As commandery is a christian military order, its rituals and customs. Jan 25, 2018 this video is an overview of the masonic appendent organization known as the knights templar. Grand commandery knights templar of indiana lawrence j. A rite is a series of progressive degrees that are conferred by various masonic organizations or bodies, each of which operates under the control of its own central authority. 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. Templar secret initiation rites the truth the templar knight. 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. The vatican secret archives historian barbara frale offers an explanation that this was a form of psychological testing of templar knights.
As commander it is also your responsibility to oversee the rituals. You must already be a master mason before you can join the york rite. York rite of freemasonry is complex organism, with ritual and degree elements predating the master mason degree, and the first grand lodge itself. York rite of freemasonry is complex organism, with ritual and degree elements predating the. The grand encampment of knights templar prince hall affilliated. Class a teams shall consist of 24 knights, 4 guides, 2 platoon leaders, and a captain. Order of the red cross, order of malta, and order of the temple. Isbn 9789078156208 the contents of this collection in pdf files. The words sir knight, in commandery, eminent, very eminent and right eminent are honorary titles. The grand commandery knights templar of texas office of the grand commander spring, texas may 2, 2011 general order no. 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. The masonic order of chivalry known as the knights templar.
Maryland york rite brochure when printing this pdf, make sure print setting is set to landscape. Pocket reference for the york rite 1 york rite bodies. York rite rings, templar rings, freemason jewelry, clothing and more. Are both york rite and scottish rite masonic knight templar. Because of the length, we have broken it into sections and now present it. The york rite sometimes referred to as the american rite, since it is unknown in york, england is one of several rites of freemasonry. Sales tax exemption certificate texas hotel occupancy tax form petition form. The degrees conferred in the symbolic lodge and the royal. 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. Knights templar funeral service grand york rite of missouri.
The order of knights templar today exists as the top ranking masonic organization in the york rite of freemasonry. If they were truly diabolic, as was alleged, then every man, woman and child was in peril until these knights were very publicly punished. Constituent commandery manual of the sword produced by the grand commandery of knights templar of pennsylvania revised may 1986 republished april 20. Commandery guide grand commandery of knights templar of. Grand commandery knights templar of texas york rite. 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. Prepared and compiled by the committee on templar instruction of the grand commandery knights templar of texas, at it. Dec 21, 2017 the york rite has a dedicated body of masonic knights templar which confer chivalric orders. All are sir knights, never eminent sir knights, etc. The grand commandery knights templar of texas office of the grand commander plano, texas may 2, 2012 general order no.
The knights templar were founded as christian warrior monks. The york rite has a dedicated body of masonic knights templar which confer chivalric orders. 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. Freemason collection is ranked in the most visited websites top 10 in the major masonic online magazine pietrestone. The plural form of knight templar adds an s to the word knight making it knights templar. Site for masonic york rite for the state of nevada. 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. In there, you will see all the domains that have been registered or transferred to your account.
It includes the three basic degrees of the ancient york rite, and four additional advanced degrees. To all knights templar, wheresoever dispersed over the face of the earth or water novice sips. In order to promote a more general reading of the page of the ritual, an extract. New revised ritual books are now available from the grand secretary. For the medieval knights templar, see knights templar. 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. The order of the temple has been called the most beautiful of all the orders and degrees of masonry.
He is charged with the duty of annually preparing the sentiment. 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. Ritual for installation of a knight templar stichting argus. The york rite in freemasonry actually refers to three cooperative groups that confer a total of ten degrees in the united states. York rite ritual of the order of the temple stichting argus. 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. 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. 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 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.
All of the orders of the york rite and the degrees of the. Pauls membership in fraternal organizations include the murat shrine in indianapolis, york rite commandery in shelbyville, scottish rite in indianapolis, lodge no. In an extreme case the commander is authorized to omit portions of the full form ceremonies. There are four royal arch degrees, three cryptic mason degrees, and three chivalric orders. Within the usa, the first five degrees are grouped together as royal arch, the. 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. Produced by the grand commandery of knights templar. Officers handbook grand commandery of knights templar of iowa. 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 last order is that of knight templar, the crowning glory of the york rite system. Grand york rite of alabama fraternal greetings and welcome.
Knights templar degree exposed secret societies exposed. 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. 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. Both he and the lodge have granted permission to reprint it here. 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. The york rite has similarities and differences in ritual, degrees and practices among the various countries where it is worked today. Deveaux grand commandery, jurisdiction of georgia website. Ancient arabic order of nobles of the mystic shrine.
Editors note this article was originally presented by dr. How was easter celebrated when the knights templar were around. Commandery installation of officers constituent commandery forms. Duncan 1866 this book presents details of masonic initiation rituals, along with grips, passwords and regalia. 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.
Knights templar orders york rite masonic bodies of. The ritual of the commandery orders of red cross knights templar knights of malta ny 1878. Click on the constitution link to age a pdf copy of the constitution. 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. The supreme law of this grand commandery is the constitution and statutes of the grand encampment of knights templar. In the following ceremony the officers are a grand commander, first and second captain, past. The rubrics of this ritual are framed for a preceptory in which a deputy marshal is appointed.
Two and one half hours will be ample for the commandery portion of the entire ritual of the york rite. 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. It also copies the anointing with oil used within the church as a bestowal of blessing or vindication of the holy spirit. Chivalric masonry is the culmination of the york rite system. Sir knight w w rises and salutes, returned by cg, post the sentinel. Knights templar cross of honor nomination pdf installation ritual. Freemasonry mimics the two fundamental sacraments of the christian church baptism and communion.
The secret ritual of the secret work of the ancient arabic. 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. Commander from the ritual of the grand encampment printed in 1979 ritual, and the manual of asylum ceremonies, revised 2012 tactics. The title of this body is the grand commandery of knights templar of north carolina. In canada our governing body refers to them as the united religious, military and masonic. District schools of instruction, annual visitation, blanket dispensations, grand commandery committee meetings, drill and ritual competition and the annual grand conclave. The order of the temple has been called the most beautiful of all the orders and degrees of freemasonry. The assumption, and most evidence, points to a solid christian founding. This video is an overview of the masonic appendent organization known as the knights templar. Templar secret initiation rites the truth the templar. 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. The ec and pr, following the cg, lead the procession. Written in the 19th century, duncans ritual, as it is known, has been republished numerous times. Lady linda and i are busy planning the annual conclave of grand.458 1215 978 1476 130 639 484 195 620 625 739 907 1466 1442 882 76 329 1370 28 738 167 1186 1089 33 881 53 182 1441 449 227 336 866 890 836 662