Knights Templar

How to Join

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The orders of the Masonic Knights Templar are part of a progression from the first three degrees of Freemasonry.  Membership thus involves several prerequisites:
  • You must have received the Supreme Degree of the Holy Royal Arch of Jerusalem, the final degree of Royal Arch Masonry, and be a member in good standing of a Chapter of Royal Arch Masons.
  • Membership in a Royal Arch Chapter requires that you have been raised as a Master Mason in a Craft lodge and be a member in good standing of a Masonic Craft lodge.
Steps in Joining a Preceptory of Masonic Knights Templar

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Therefore, an applicant must be:
I. A Freemason in good standing with his Craft lodge;
II. A Royal Arch Mason in good standing with his chapter; and
III. A Christian, recommended by two members of the Order, who professes a belief in the "Christian Doctrine of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit". 

You may request an application from a Preceptory in your area or alternatively, complete the application form in detail, then mail or contact a known member or the Registrar for the Preceptory you are interested in for a meeting to commence the application stage of your initiation.

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