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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Knight Masons

I had the honor today of joining Knight Masons Indiana Council No. 15. Knight Masonry is based on Irish versions of what we in the U.S. work as Red Cross degrees in the Knights Templar, all concerning the return to Jerusalem of the Jews from the Babylonian captivity: Knight of the Sword, Knight of the East, and Knight of the East and West. In Ireland the degrees were split off 1923 and a Grand Council was formally constituted. In the U.S., Knight Masons is an invitational York Rite body, while in Ireland, Mark Master and Royal Arch Masons may apply to join.

My thanks to the officers and participants in today's degrees. The work was held at the new Sahara Grotto building on Indianapolis' south side.


  1. Congrats, Chris! Please accept warm wishes from the all the members of Erin Council No. 6, Mechanicsburg, PA.

  2. Congratulations Cousin from Claddagh #86, Irish Constitution, in Columbus, Ohio. I hope you enjoy this body as much as I do. It has come to be my favorite part of Masonry. The earlier forms of the degrees and the festive nature of the fellowship really are what I looked for for years.

  3. Congratulations from Samuel H.J. Womack Council #20, Columbia, SC

  4. Welcome to our Chivalric Order and congratulations, Sir Knight. I wish you long life, good health, peace and happiness to enjoy our mutual fraternal interests (D.V.).

    I have received this your good news due to a fraternal distinguished R.E. Sir Knight Grand Officer who meets in our Councils in Athens, Greece, and who has e-mailed me this day.

    Bernard V.A. Woods,
    M.E. Great Chief,
    (Hon. Great Chief & PGSK: GCKM USA)
    The Grand Council of Knight Masons,
    Molesworth Street,
    31st January, 2012

  5. On Tuesday, January 24, 2012, we instituted the newest Knight Mason Council in MA: Roisin Dubh Council, No. 111. The Most Excellent Great Chief flew in from Missouri, and performed the several ceremonies himself. Hello, Cousins! - Jerry Roach


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