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Sir Knight Nicholas Vaccarello, 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.

Your Masonic Journey Continues in the York Rite – a resource for new and prospective members, secretary’s, and recorders.

Your Journey Continues Brochure (Paper size 8.5×11)

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If you are in Philadelphia, PA, you can stop by and visit the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania and schedule a tour to see this magnificent building (


Gothic Hall

The picture right is of Gothic Hall, the meeting place of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Pennsylvania. Gothic Hall has all the characteristics of the architectural style for which it is named. The groins, pointed arches, pinnacles and spires appear in every part of the room. The Cross and Crown, emblem of the modern Knights Templar, hangs above the Commander’s throne (a replica of the Archbishop’s throne in Canterbury Cathedral.) The Latin inscription around the emblem means, ‘In this sign you will conquer.’ The pictures on the walls are of Past Grand Commanders. The wainscoting is of oiled pine, and all the furniture is hand-carved.

Click the links tolearn more about the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, and the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the United States of America. Read other Messages and Knight Templar Supplements.

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