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 Benjamin A. Beynon, 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.

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Grand Commander’s Message

  • Pennsylvania Fraters:

    I am honored and deeply humbled by the confidence that you have shown in me by electing me as your grand commander. As we look forward to a new Templar year let us endeavor to remember why we became Knights Templar. As Christian knights we should show the world what we stand for by how we live and how we act.

    My theme for this year is “Put on the Whole Armor of God”. I encourage each of your Commanderies to engage in at least one Religious activity this year as a Commandery. We are Christian Knights so let us be Christians.

    We have begun OUR journey with Prayer, let us continue to pray for the strength and wisdom to continue down this pilgrim’s path and show the world that we are true Knights Templar.

    We have begun to Share the Blessing, let us not forget those who need a helping hand, be it for a day or an extended period. Let us continue as Templars to stretch out a helping hand and show our Templar principles.

    Sir Knight Benjamin A. Beynon,
    Grand Commander 2018-2019