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Member of the Florida Web Masters Guild

 May 7, 2007

     Greetings All,

      A Slow Class for York Rite Candidates is now scheduled to start on 13 June. The 4th Degree (Mark Master's Degree) is scheduled to be held oat Brevard Lodge #113, Cocoa, Fl. (40 Carmalt Street; Cocoa,Fl.32922)
For more Information please contact W:.Sam Tish at

     -----Original Message----- From: Albert Hadigian []

Sent: Sunday, May 06, 2007 8:16 PM

Subject: Cornerstone Ceremony - Fort Pierce
I would appreciate it if you would sent the following message over your Web Site.

St Lucie Commandery No. 17 Sir Knights will be supporting the Laying of two Cornerstones on Thursday May 17, 2007.
The first will be for "Treasure Coast Hospics" at their site on Midway/Dunn Road in Fort Pierce at High Noon.
Templars in full dress will meet with other Masons at Fort Pierce Lodge on Oleander Road by 11:30 a.m. and travel to Dunn Road (3 miles). A luncheon will be served at Fort Pierce Lodge after the ceremony at 1:00 p.m.

The second will be for the Sheriff's new Facility in Stuart Florida.
The Templars will meet with other Masons at 3:00 p.m. at the Acacia Masonic Lodge. The public ceremony will be at 4:00 p.m. A rib dinner will be served at Acacia Lodge following the dedication.

We strongly urge all Masons to attend these ceremonies as these are one of the most visable occasions at which can be assure of public recognition.
Fraternally yours

      DDGHP District 5 notes:
     Well it has been a pretty eventful year and I have had a lot of fun visiting around to all the Chapters and getting to talk to all the Companions. I will miss the job but I will still continue to travel around and visit. I can't wait to see who the new District Deputies and Instructors for the upcoming year are.
The Grand York Rite Convention is looking to be exciting this year and I am glad it is a lot closer(Lake Mary)this year. As you will remember last year a lot of us had to pass thru all the fires to get there and some had a very hard time breathing.
I will stay in touch and be around for anyone who might need me for something. I want to thank all of you for making this year so special to me and helped me through all the mistakes I was able to come up with(and some were Doozies- "Could he really do it that way ?").
Thanks to all,
Dana L. Fredey

      If you really wish to be a HUGE help, please E-mail me with any information, questions or suggestions, so I can get it onto this web site.(E-mail link provided below) Remember, this is YOUR website and it will only be as accurate as the information you provide.


in Honor of M.W. Robert Trump
Most Worshipful Grand Master
Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Florida

     Date: Saturday, April 14, 2007
Place : Palatka Lodge #34
1334 Crill Avenue Palatka, FL 32177
Time: Registration 6:30 AM Degrees to begin at 7:30 AM



      We have many articles written and sent to me for our perusal on this web site.

      The most recent (#381) deals with Masonic Funerals and our widows and their perceptions.

      There is a lot of mis-information out there so you really need to read this one Folks !!!!

     So go down to the bottom of the page and click on to the Masonic Information page and decide what you want to read.Feel free to use any information on this site at your Lodges anytime you feel the need. I also accept any information you wish to send me and I will post it as soon as I can (after I verify it!)

      LEGEND , JULY 2006 ,


JEWELS OF COMMANDERY OFFICERS: Look closely at the jewels being worn by the: (a) Commander who wears the PASSION CROSS surmounted by rays of light; (b) GENERALISSIMO wearing a Masonic Square surmounted by a PASCAL LAMB (symbol of Christ); (c) CAPTAIN GENERAL surmounted by a rooster (symbol of Christís resurrection); and (d) SENIOR WARDEN, a Hollow Square with a mailed arm and hand grasping the Sword of Justice (two edges signifying right and law). [See the MAY 2006 issue of Knight Templar, pp. 20-21]. NEXT YORK RITE CLASS: I hope to clarify dates, times, and places in one of the future issues of the LEGEND when info from our DDGC is provided. A NOTE OF THANKS: to our Generalissimo, SK Harry Eisenberg, who presided at the JUN Commandery conclave.Be sure to mark your calendars and join us at EOLA Lodge--7:30 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of each month for the Commandery conclave.

NOTE: "You'll never know that God is all you need, until God is all youíve got." (Rick Warren, The Purpose-Driven Life, p. 194)

Sam Tish (EC, 2006) - Olivet Commandery No. 4

      Commandery Uniform Purchasing Information

      Knight Templar Coats - All Sizes

      Suit City, Sumpter, SC

      Ask for Joe

      Phone 1-803-773-2262 (Not toll free)

      Price is $110.00

      Coat Double Breasted & has sleeve crosses and FLA # on breast pocket. Tell him the number of your commandery and give him a credit card number and pants size.

      Bill Ellis

     Petitioners for York Rite degrees may take the steps, one body at a time if desired. TOTAL COSTS: $180. There are approximately 44 York Rite CHAPTERS in the State of Florida.

If any Blue Lodge Brother is interested, Blank petitions for the York Rite Degrees/Orders may be received by calling Orlando York Rite Recorder, Right Eminent Grand Commander John Fletcher, at 407/851-8456. Alternate sources for petitions: 407-620-2281 (Charlie Warren) and 407-366-4591 (Dana Fredey, Sanford YR Secretary).

The York Rite of Freemasonry consists of three bodies (following Blue Lodge):

a. CHAPTER -- Capitular Chptr Royal Arch Masons--4 degrees (4-7 )-- COST: $55

b. COUNCIL -- Cryptic Council Royal & Select Master--3 degrees (8 - 10)-- COST: $40

c. COMMANDERY -- Chivalric Commandery Knights Templar--3 Orders COST: $85

Master Masons who have been INITIATED, PASSED, and RAISED in the Blue Lodge--and received the "substitute" word for the Master's long lost word--are eligible to petition. When you receive the 4 Capitular degrees of the CHAPTER, you will learn the long, lost Master's WORD in the ROYAL ARCH MASON degree. [Master Masons are eligible to petition York Rite after giving their proficiency in the Master Mason's degree--OR 6 months after being raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason].
Please check back and see what new things are posted! New Items/pages and what not are being added almost daily so check often !!!

      Dues for the year 2007 are now due. Please send them in today if you have not done so.


      For Sanford York Rite Bodies meeting dates and times please go to the link at the bottom of the page for the Calendar



Prayer Request


      Please keep the family of Charlie Warren in your prayers as they are going through this mournfull time.

      Please keep all of our servicemen and women in your prayers no matter where they are in the world.

Sanford York Rite Bodies is located at the Sanford Lodge on 209 N. Oak Ave in Sanford Florida (Mailing address is P.O.Box 1662 Sanford Fl.32772

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