Knights Templar

Knights Templar

is by far the most visible arm of the York Rite. Whether they be participating in parades, church services, or doing good works in the local community, the white plume and dark uniform of a Knight Templar is an unmistakable symbol of one of the most active branches of Freemasonry.

Grand Commander's Welcome

Sir Knight Ray K. Sheaffer, Right Eminent Grand Commander, welcomes you to the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Pennsylvania. You will find information about the Knights Templar and about our over 200 years in Pennsylvania. We are located in the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia, PA.

Easter Sunrise Service

A celebration of faith by hundreds of Knights Templars from across the country at the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia.

Join Us

Want to be a member of the Knights Templar and be a part of an outstanding group serving your community?

Grand Commander’s Message

  • Pennsylvania Fraters:

    This Templar year the theme is ‘Share the Blessing’, the focus will be on helping those less fortunate.  There are several ways we can make a difference in our communities.  I am going to ask each Commandery to participate in food drives throughout the year, not just during the Holidays.  Ask the Sir Knights of your Commandery to bring can goods or nonperishable items to your Conclaves each month.    Help local charities with fund raising by volunteering your time, such as bell ringing for the Salvation Army.  Also adopting a family during the Christmas season.  I am sure in different parts of the state there are charitable programs that we can assist.

    Sir Knight Ray K. Sheaffer,
    Grand Commander 2017-18

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