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Monday, December 05, 2016

Levant Preceptory News

Levant Preceptory will hold a meeting and practice session this coming Saturday, December 10th at 3:00PM in the Asylum of Raper Commandery No. 1, located on the 7th floor of Indiana Freemasons Hall at 525 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN.

This is in preparation for our presentation of the Order of the Temple at Angola Lodge No. 236 in Angola, Indiana on January 28th, 2017 for the Grand Master's York Rite Class.

While this meeting is principally for our existing members, any regular, recognized Masonic Knight Templar from Indiana or surrounding states who may be interested in joining our informal degree team is encouraged to contact our new Director of Work, Sir Knight Carson Smith

We operate under the Charter of Raper Commandery No. 1 by authority of the Grand Commandery of Indiana and the Grand Encampment of the United States. We are dedicated to excellence in the performance of the ritual and tactics for the conferral of the Order of Temple, in a manner that will have the greatest emotional impact upon the aspirant. 

We have no dues or formal structure. Our fellow Knights are, however, required to provide their own period equipment, which is available from several online resources. We can provide that supply information for you upon request. But far more important, our members are expected to learn their parts to perfection in word, delivery, and correct Indiana tactics. 
Groups are popping up all over the country attempting to recreate our success by simply buying period costumes. Anybody can buy clothes and props. That is NOT the key to what we do, and never has been. Costumes are mere stagecraft, and if all a group does is dress differently but still muddles through degree conferrals, it has achieved nothing meaningful. The true key is setting a consistantly high standard of excellence that will not be compromised, which is why we attract the very best Templar ritualists in the state. If you are committed to that excellence as well, consider taking part in our activities.


If you are planning to attend the Grand Master's York Rite Class in Angola, Indiana in January, here  is the schedule for the day's events:

Saturday, January 28, 2017
Grand Master’s York Rite Class

08:00 AM Registration and Coffee
09:00 AM Royal Arch Degree
10:45 AM Royal Master Degree
11:30 AM Select Master Degree
12:00 PM Lunch 
  1:00 PM Order of the Red Cross 
  1:45 PM Order of Malta (Short Form)
  2:30 PM Order of the Temple

Angola Masonic Lodge
35 S. Public Square
Angola, IN 46703-1926

Driving Directions

Mike Anderson  


  1. Do you know if the Jan 28th class will be open to visiting Sir Knights? I'm sure many of my fellow MI Sir Knights would love to see the work.

    Chris Potts
    Lansing Commandery #25
    Lansing, MI

    1. Chris, yes it certainly is. All Sir Knights are most welcome to come and visit. I am adding details to this post above about the Angola event.


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