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 Richard F. Muth, 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.

One Day Class for Knights Templar Orders

A great way to join our Order is to experience the one day journey. Watch for details for 2019

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

  • Greetings Sir Knights and Friends,

    I am humbled and deeply honored to be your new Grand Commander in 2019-2020. I will do my best to be worthy of the trust placed in me.  My motto for this Templar Year is the first verse of Psalm 115 and appears on our Grand Standard as this text from the Vulgate (where it is Psalm 113):
    Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed nomini tuo da gloriam
    Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but to your Name give glory

    This reminds us that it is not about me or you, or even us as a Grand Commandery, but about Him under whose banner we have enlisted the great Captain of our salvation, the King of kings and Lord of lords, Christ Jesus. Ultimately, all that we do should be for His honor and glory. In this new Templar year, do all that you do for the Glory of God.

    Look through this website for information about our activities during this Templar year, as well as other useful information for our members and their Commanderies.  I hope that you will join your fraters and me at some of the events this year.  This is YOUR Grand Commandery and YOU are Pennsylvania Templars, help us to keep moving forward while we lift high the cross and serve our Lord.

    Sir Knight Richard F. Muth
    Grand Commander 2019-2020