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Rochester York Rite Notice – April 2016

Rochester TB 160405-corrected

Rochester York Rite Stated Meetings, April 5, 2016: (Corrected Annual to Stated)
6:30 PM: Supper provided by the Rochester Rainbow Assembly. Ladies, as always you are our guests.
7:30 PM: Annual Meetings: Chapter, Council, and Commandery. (Bold opens. Italics present the program)
A discussion and approval of the final draft of the Chapter, Council and Commandery By-Laws will be
presented at this evening’s program.
Other NH York Rite Events:
April 16, Saturday, Tilton, Annual Business Meetings: 8:30AM Chapter; 9:45AM Council, 11AM Commandery –
1PM Work, 12:15PM Lunch. Knight York Cross of Honor will meet following the luncheon. Annual Sessions on May 14.
Note: Top 3 Officers of each subordinate body are required to attend the Business and the Annual Meetings.
We will vote on the Rochester By-Laws which are being updated. Of interest to all are the new fees and dues, so come
and vote as your conscience directs. The new and (old) fees are listed below:
Fees to Join (Initiation fee) will be: Chapter $35 ($25), Council $25 ($13), and Commandery $50 ($40).
Annual dues, payable each January 1 will be: Chapter $5 ($18) Council $25 ($13), Commandery $40 ($30)
History of Rochester York Rite: We still need a Historian. If you would like to be involved, please contact any officer.
The Annual Grand York Rite Meetings will be in Portsmouth: Banquet May 13, 2016, 6PM Social, 7PM Dinner. Annual
Meetings May 14, 9AM Commandery, 11 AM Chapter, 1215 PM Council, 1:15Pm Luncheon, 2:30PM Installations.
“A Triple Tau is literally “three Tau’s,” the tau being the nineteenth letter in the Greek Alphabet. The Tau is not our
English letter “ T “. The Triple Tau of Royal Arch Masonry actually consists of 3 T’s linked in the center joined at their
based. Now that we see as it really is – in parts, this mystical character can be signified in a few different ways. First, the
names Hiram of Tyre, and Hiram Abif, appear in the Phoenician language with the same letters “H” and “T” as they do in
English. Therefore, the Triple Tau takes on the interpretation of the initial letters in Hiram Abif’s name, similar to a brand
in the Ole West or a Mark Master Mark. Second, it signifies also T. H., Templum. Hierosolym, the Temple of Jerusalem,
and when used as the Royal Arch symbol, some jurisdictions teach that the wearer acknowledges himself a servant of
the true God; who had there established His worship, and to whose service that glorious Temple was erected. Templum
Hierosolym is a Latin term. Thirdly, Christians in Greek or Roman influence anciently used a “Tau Cross.” So, the basis of
a Triple Tau in early church history would mean the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This Royal Arch symbol
therefore aptly recalls to our minds our constant duty to offer worship to The Great Elohim; The Most High: The
Everlasting: The Almighty God.” Extract from Texas, The Grand Royal Arch Chapter of. The Grand Royal Arch Chapter of
Texas. n.d. PDF . March 2016.
Daniel P. Gilbert, High Priest Glen E. Eldredge, Thrice Il Master Ronald J. Brown, Commander
603-834-1927 603-509-0638 603-332-2045
Temple Chapter No 20 Orient Council No 14 Palestine Commandery No 11
Attest: H. Stephen Wood, Secretary-Recorder;
H: 603-522-3842 C: 603-978-1895 Email: [email protected]

Manchester York Rite Message (June 2015)

Please click this link for the Manchester York Rite June 2015 Message

Brothers, Companions, and Sir Knights, the location of this Saturday’s Conclave of Instruction is incorrect in the newsletter. The correct location is Concord. Sorry for the confusion.

Pat “Sully” O’Sullivan

DeMolay Thank You to Grand Chapter

Date: Sun, May 10, 2015

ME Scott Ayen
ME Grand High Priest
Grand Royal Arch Chapter of
New Hampshire

Dear Companion and Dad Ayen,

On behalf of the young men of New Hampshire DeMolay we want to thank you and your Royal Arch Companions for your generous contribution to our educational programs.

This and other recent donations will allow for our State Junior Councilor Tim Sprague to attend a DeMolay Leadership Conference in Oklahoma. He will be spending a week immersed in a program that will help him improve his skills as a DeMolay State Officer.

We will also be sending four or five DeMolays to Region 1 Leadership Training at Camp Lions Pride, New Durham, NH. They will spend their week gaining knowledge about DeMolay and how they can help lead their local Chapter.

We are very pleased to see the ties between NH Royal Arch Masons and NH DeMolays being re established.

Please feel free to share this with your membership!

Thank you,
Scott F. Jenckes, State Master Councilor
George L. Baldwin, Executive Officer
New Hampshire DeMolay

Upcoming Degree Dates in Concord

Attention Companions,

As our new class of candidates are about to start their York Rite journey please take note of the following dates:

Mark Master Mason Degree (First Chapter Degree)

  • Monday, May 11th, 2015 – Suncook Masonic Temple (6:30pm Dinner / 7:30pm Start)

Past Master (Virtual) Degree (Second Chapter Degree, Must have MMM degree)

  • Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 – Concord Masonic Temple (7pm Start / No Dinner)

Most Excellent Master Degree (Third Chapter Degree, Must have PM degree)

  • Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 – Portsmouth Masonic Temple (6pm Dinner / 7pm Start)
  • Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 – Concord Masonic Temple (Start following PM Degree / No Dinner)

Royal Arch Degree (Last Chapter Degree, Must have MEM degree)

  • Tuesday, May 22nd, 2015 – Manchester Masonic Temple (6pm Dinner / 7pm Start)
  • Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 – Concord Masonic Temple (6:15pm Dinner / 7pm Start)

Council Visitation Cancelled (March 18, 2015)

Yesterday I spoke with our MI Grand Master, R. Bradley Alderfer and he and I have come to the conclusion to cancel the visitation scheduled for THIS Wednesday, March 18.

We will move ahead with our annual meetings scheduled for Wednesday the 25th for both Chapter and Council. This meeting will be very important to attend, and both Companion O’Sullivan and I hope that our members can make it.

So please make every effort to attend our annual convocations of Mt. Horeb Chapter and Adorniam Council at 7 PM on Wednesday the 25th at the Manchester Masonic temple.

Thank you Companions.
Paul Smith, IM – Adorniam Council
Patrick O’Sullivan, HP – Mt. Horeb Chapter