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Chivalric Orders of the Commandery of Knights Templar

Commandery Membership in Michigan is open to any Christian Master Mason who is also Royal Arch Mason.

The Chivalric Orders are a set of three Orders (Degrees) in this body; Order of Red Cross, Order of Malta and Orders of the Temple. These orders are founded upon the traditions of the Chivalric Orders of Knighthood of the middle ages, and the Rite has therefore acquired the title of Chivalric Masonry.


In one of the grandest and most impressive ceremonies in all of Masonry, the true capstone of the YORK RITE, the candidate represents a knight, who has made a vow to visit the Holy Sepulcher, and who seeks admission into the ranks of the Templars. Beautiful lessons of our Savior are inculcated, and the candidate is at last received into full fellowship in a most solemn manner.

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