Good Work, Square Work, Just Such Work As Is Wanted For The Completion Of The Temple!
It was my extreme pleasure to be a part of today’s Grand Chapter Festival. held in Manchester on 3-9-19. As the Grand Secretary, I had to account for the candidates registering for the degrees. Just imagine my amazement when the numbers grew over what was the previously listed.
It was our honor today to exalt 43 new Companions to the Royal Arch degree. The Grand High Priest, ME Comp. Paul C. Smith, arranged 4-degree teams from around the State to work together for this assignment. The teams he selected did an outstanding job presenting each of the degrees. Ex. Comp. Jack Marston lead the Most Excellent Master Degree team and started the day off to a great start. Ex. Comp Kaleb Brown led the Past Master degree with fine fashion. Then ME Comp. Bradley Alderfer did an very exceptional job leading the Most Excellent Master Degree.
After lunch, RE Comp. Thomas Tsirimokos did the High Priest role for the Royal Arch Degree with ME Comp. Richard Cole doing Principle Sojourner and ME Comp. Brad Alderfer as Captain of the Host. This team has apparently worked together before. It was an outstanding presentation that got a standing ovation.
Closing greetings were given by selected dignitaries of which I was honored to be included. I thank the 30 plus NH Companions that came to observe and perform the degrees for these candidates. We also had several well-known Craftsmen in the class of candidates.
Excellent job, Most Excellent Paul! Great way to help celebrate the Bi-Centennial Year!
Dennis A. Sheridan
Grand Master General
Convent General Knights of the York Cross of HonourFESTIVAL
At the Annual Conclave of Convent General, Knights of the York Cross of Honor, in Des Moines, Iowa, Dennis A. Sheridan was installed as the Most Eminent Grand Master General for the 2018-19 year. He is the first NH Mason to achieve that honor.
Convent General is well known for their support of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center making annual donations for the last 39 years. Next year the Session will be in NH and offering a tour of their facility as part of the 3 day program beginning October 3-5 2019.
See link for Officer pictures.
Trinity Chapter: September 18 (Smith)
Washington Chapter: October 9 (Collins)
Meridian Sun Chapter: September 10 (Smith)
Mt. Horeb Chapter: March 27, 2019 (Smith)
North Star Chapter: October 23 (O’Sullivan)
King Solomon Chapter: October 17 (Smith)
Temple Chapter: September 27 (Tsirimokos)
Hiram Chapter: July 9 (Smith)
Adoniram Council: March 27, 2019 (Smith)
Horace Chase Council: October 16 (Smith)
Davenport Council: December 11 (O’Sullivan)
Israel Hunt Council: December 10 (Collins)
Evening Star Council: September 25 (Tsirimokos)
Orient Council: October 25 (Smith)
Grand Commandery Inspections:
February 2 2019: Red Cross (Concord) 10 a.m.
February 23 2019: Malta (Location TBD) 10 a.m.
March 16 2019: Order of the Temple (Manchester) 10 a.m.
On Saturday March 24, 2018, the final Commandery Inspection of the year was held in Lancaster. Eight new Sir Knights joined the ranks of the Order. There were 41 Knights Templar present for the occasion.
The combined talents of members from Concord joined with Lancaster to put on an impressive event.
This was the final Inspection for our Right Eminent Grand Commander, Sir Knight Paul C. Smith. His two year term will conclude at the annual Conclave of the Grand Commandery, which will occur on May 12th in Concord.
Dennis A. Sheridan, Grand Recorder
This is to announce the details of the 2016 NH Grand York Rite Annual Sessions to be held in Portsmouth, NH on Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th. The deadline for registration is May 1st, after which date we cannot guarantee your spot at the annual for meals or rooms.
2016 Grand York Rite Reservation Form
GRAND YORK RITE BODIES LADIES PROGRAM – 2016
Please contact Dennis Sheridan with any questions about this event.
The Annual Grand Commandery Christmas Observance will be held this year on Sunday, December 6th at 2 PM in Tilton.
Please Note: The location has changed from its original spot to 410 West Main Street, Tilton at the Tilton-Northfield Fraternal Building.
Please take note of this year’s Conclave of Instruction. Download the particulars of this event by clicking the link below.
Grand Commandery Notice 6-13.
When: Saturday, June 13th, 2015 starting at 10am
Where: Concord Masonic Temple – 53 Iron Works Road; Concord, NH
What: Conclave of Instruction (lunch provided)
Who: ALL Knights Templar