Welcome to the new website of the York Rite Bodies of Lebanon PA.
These bodies meet at the Lebanon Masonic Temple located at 499 S 14th Ave (click on address for map) on the east side of Lebanon City across from the Avon Sports Complex/Park.
Please check the pages listed above for more information about York Rite Freemasonry.
If you have any questions send us an email at YorkRiteLebanon@Gmail.com .
Since most of our members support both York and Scottish Rite activities, the Greater Lebanon Area Scottish Rite Club is holding its annual Stag Picnic on August 14th at the Elstonville Sportsmans Association. Please see the attached invitations (Word and PDF copies provided) for more information.
GLASC Picnic (PDF) GLASC Picnic (Word)
At the Stated Conclave of Hermit Commandery No. 24 Sir Knight John R. Von Blauch received the Illustrious Knight of the Triangle (IKT) Award. Presenting the award was Eminent Grand Generalissimo George H. Taylor assisted by Division Commander Mark G. Mattern, Division 5.
pictured above from left to right are SK George H. Taylor, Eminent Grand Generalissimo; SK John E. Von Blauch (John’s Father); SK John R Von Blauch IKT; SK Mark G. Mattern, Division Commander; (back) SK Gerald B. Stephens, Commandery Hermit Commandery.
Lots of people came out to enjoy York Rite Strawberry Night this past Saturday with the entertainment Sons of The Cimarron.
The members of Hermit Commandery participated in the annual Memorial Day Weekend Worship Service at the Lebanon VA held on the Sunday before Memorial Day. The Sir Knights have been participating in this service for 40+ years and are honored to do so. Commander Gerald Stephens said “we hope we can help bind the wounds of the residents of the VA that cannot be seen by the eye and let them know that they are not forgotten, but always in our thoughts and prayers for the service they have given to our country”.
Kevin M. Organtini, President of the Masonic Temple Association of Lebanon, PA, receives a check for the MTA in the amount of $100,000 from Hermit Commandery No. 24, stationed in Lebanon. The donation will be used to pay down the mortgage on the Masonic Temple. Pictured from left to right, Larry Q. Hall, PDC, Division 5; Mark G. Mattern, EC; Kevin M. Organtini, MTA President; Larry Derr, DDGM, 1st Masonic District.
Last night Gerald Stephens was installed as the Commander of Hermit Commandery No. 24 for the coming Templar year beginning May 1.
Pictured below is Sir Knight Stephens taking the oath; The officers for 2014-2015 left to right – SK David L. Winters, PC Generalissimo; SK Gerald B. Stephens, Commander; Larry Q. Hall, PC Captain General; The installing team left SK Donald Swisher, PC Marshal and right SK Seth C. Anthony, Division Commander for Div. 5 as Installing Officer.
Hermit Commandery enjoyed a presentation by Dawn Rueppel on a community service project by the Lebanon Quilters Guild. The PA State Police Memorial Quilts made from old PSP uniforms that are no longer being used. There are 3 different versions of the quilts that will be given to the family of Troopers that were killed in the line of duty. A truly amazing and outstanding job by the ladies of the quilters guild.