Northeast Regional Conference (September 5-6, 2014)

The York Rite northeastern regional conference will be held in Manchester NH, Sep 5-6, 2014.

Attached for your distribution to your Grand Chapter and chapter officers, as well as interested members, is the flyer with the registration form and information regarding the conference. Please distribute as soon as possible. As you can appreciate, time is moving quickly toward the meeting.

NERYR Resv. form final 2014 fill in

St. John’s Sunday Services (June 10, 2014)

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To: The Grand Officers, Past Grand Commanders, Officers and Members of all Commanderies within the jurisdiction of, and
holding Allegiance to the Grand Commandery of New Hampshire


The Grand Lodge of New Hampshire has announced that there will be two St. John’s Sunday Services in New Hampshire this
year. One will be in Portsmouth, and the other will be in Rindge.

I invite all Sir Knights, with their families and friends to join with their fratres and brethren in attending one of the divine
services. The Grand Commandery will escort the Grand Lodge and the Masons of New Hampshire to the services at both
Portsmouth and Rindge.

Attire for Sir Knights is Class A uniform, with chapeau and sword. Guests and Sir Knights not in uniform should dress
appropriately for a church service. The schedules for the two services are:

Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, NH
8:00 AM – Grand Lodge opens at William Pitt Tavern
8:30 AM – Assemble at the large field at Strawbery Banke
9:00 AM – Procession to St. John’s Episcopal Church
9:30 AM – Divine service
11:00 AM – March back to Strawbery Banke (following service)
11:30 AM – Cookout at Portsmouth Masonic Temple (donation)
12:00 PM – Grand Lodge closes

Cathedral of the Pines, Rindge, NH
10:30 AM – Assemble in parking lot at Cathedral of the Pines
11:00 AM – Procession to service
12:00 PM – March back to parking lot

While no lunch is planned at Cathedral of the Pines, there are restaurants in the area, including Kimball Farm Restaurant and Ice
Cream Stand, 158 Turnpike Rd, Jaffrey and J.P. Stephens Restaurant, 377 Rte 202, Rindge.

I hope you are able to participate.

Robert M. Porter, Grand Commander

Dennis A. Sheridan, Grand Recorder

General Orders for 2014-2015 (June 10, 2014)

Sir Knights:

Attached are General Orders from the RE Grand Commander Robert M. Porter. They have been posted on on the Grand Commandery Page or click on the links below.

If someone has a problem opening them, please advise and I will send it in another format.

Take due notice thereof and govern yourselves accordingly.

2014 General Order 1
2014 General Order 2
2014 General Order 3

Sincerely and fraternally,

Dennis A. Sheridan, Grand Recorder
Grand Commandery Knights Templar of New Hampshire

Concord Update (June 6, 2014)

We just wanted to let you know about the schedule of degrees we have coming up.

  • Past Master and Most Excellent Master degrees on June 24th at 7PM.
  • Royal Arch Master degree, (the final degree for chapter) on August 19th. There will be a dinner at 6:30 and degree at 7:30PM

Also please note that the annual Concord York Rite Picnic sponsored by Horace Chase Council will be on Tuesday, June 17th at 6:30PM – Please RSVP to Marc Gelinas or myself so we make sure we have enough food.
All members of the Masonic family are invited, their spouses, children, friends and family! Please join us!

As for Commandery, please be aware that if you have a full commandery uniform and are attending the Cathedral of the Pines on St. John’s Sunday, June 22 in Rindge, NH we could use your assistance! A full uniform with Chapeau and Sword are required as we will be a part of the team receiving the dignitaries of this event. Please contact myself or the Eminent Commander if you can assist with this.

I know there has been very little communication as of late and for that we apologize. We went through a merger this winter with the Claremont York Rite bodies and it took a little time to get that all sorted and then the two groups organized together. We think we have that well started and things should flow a bit smoother now. We will do our best to put out timely and periodic notices like this one.

The leadership in the Concord York Rite this year is as follows:

High Priest of Trinity Chapter is Andy M. Lord[email protected]
Illustrious Master of Horace Chase Council is Marc R. Gelinas[email protected]
Eminent Commander of Mt. Horeb Commandery is Earl W. Cole, Jr.[email protected]

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me and I will do everything I can to get you the answer.

Respectfully submitted,
Scott M.. Ayen, Secretary/Recorder
Concord York Rite Bodies

[email protected]