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GRAND COMMANDERY OF KNIGHTS TEMPLAR

Knights Templar

 

The Knights Templar is the final order joined in the York Rite, and the only not to deal with Hiramic Legend. 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 religion and who have completed their Royal Arch and in some jurisdictions their Cryptic degrees.

This body is modeled on the historical Knights Templar and hopes to carry on the spirit of their organization. Throughout history it has been claimed that Freemasonry itself was founded by the Knights Templar or that the Knights Templar took refuge in Freemasonry after their persecution. The Grand Encampment of the United States acknowledges the existence of these theories but states that there is no proof to justify such claims.

A local Knights Templar unit is called a Commandery and operates under a state level Grand Commandery as well as The Grand Encampment of the United States. This is unique among Masonic bodies as most report to the state level alone. The Knights Templar confer three orders as opposed to the standard degree system found elsewhere in Freemasonry:

  • The Illustrious Order of the Red Cross
  • The Mediterranean Pass
  • The Order of Malta  (Knights of Malta)
  • The Order of the Temple (Knights Templar)

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Right Eminent Grand Commander 

Sir Knight Ben T. Johnson
1835 57th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46228

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2019 - 2021 Elected Grand Commandery Officers

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Right Eminent Deputy Grand Commander 

Sir Knight John W. Watters

211 West Broadway Street

Urbana, Ohio 43078

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Eminent Grand Generalissimo    

Sir Knight Nathaniel C. Benn

3050 Valarie Arms Drive #301

Dayton, Ohio 45405

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Eminent Grand Captain General

Sir Knight Roderick A. McCully

5153 Miller Avenue

Maple Heights, Ohio 44137

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Eminent Grand Recorder

Sir Knight William McElya

2100 E. High Street Apt 8-J

Springfield, Ohio 45509

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Eminent Grand Treasurer

Sir Knight Maurio D. Powell

P.O. Box 603205

Cleveland Ohio 44103

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Eminent Grand Senior Warden 

 Sir Knight Richard Johnson Sr.

11409 Darlington Avenue

Garfield Heights, Ohio 44125

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Sir Knight Roderick A. McCully

5153 Miller Avenue

Maple Heights, Ohio 44137

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 Eminent Grand Junior Warden 

Sir Knight Irving Straun
9344 RoundtopSir  Road Apt A
Cincinnati, Ohio 45251

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EMINENT COMMANDERY

SIMON  COMMANDERY #1

Meeting Days:1st Thursday

Meeting Time:?

Eminent Commander: Reginald Murray

Recorder:Michael Foster 

Street Address:

817 Windham Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45229 

WILSON COMMANDERY#2

Chartered:1917

Meeting Days:4th Wednesday

Meeting Time:?

Eminent Commander:John Watters

Recorder:Richard L. Bowser Sr.

Street Address:

541 Fair Street
Springfield OH 45505 

ST JOHN  COMMANDERY#5

Chartered:1920

Meeting Days:2nd Thursdays

Meeting Time:?

Eminent Commander:Charles Reynolds Recorder:James Manuel

Street Address:

638 North University Blvd.
Toledo, OH 43607 

TAYLOR COMMANDERY #6

Meeting Days:3rd Monday

Meeting Time:?

Eminent Commander: Douglas Rookard

Recorder:Ronald Smith

Street Address:

988 East Long Street

Columbus, OH 43203

BOONE COMMANDERY #27

Meeting Days:1st & 3th Thursdays

Meeting Time:?

Eminent Commander: Gerald Townes

Recorder:Willie Fulton

Street Address:

2531 Germantown Street

Dayton OH 45417

EMANUEL COMMANDERY  #32

Meeting Days:4th Monday

Meeting Time:7:30pm

Eminent Commander: Maurio D. Powell

Recorder:Richard Johnson

Street Address:

14402 Kinsman Road

Cleveland OH 44120

GOLGOTHA COMMANDERY # 36

Meeting Days:1st Monday

Meeting Time:?

Eminent Commander: Nathan Manson

Recorder: Lemmie SmithNONE

Street Address:

1295 Curtis Street

Akron OH 44301

GETHSEMANE COMMANDERY # 37

Meeting Days:4th Monday

Meeting Time:?

Eminent Commander: Kevin Dryer

Recorder: Eugene AndersonNONE

Street Address:

2201 Central Ave Street

Indianapolis IN 46205