Welcome to the 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 .
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That’s right. Another York Rite body in Lebanon is celebrating an Anniversary. Hermit Commandery is 150 years old and to celebrate we are having a special dinner on Saturday, June 10th. Come on out and join us for the celebration. 150 years down, another 150 coming up.
The invitation is attached, just click the link below. We hope to see you there.
Hermit Commandery150th Invitation
Most Puissant Companion Kerry J. Cashman, Most Puissant Grand Master has announced the following events…
Annual “Region C” Regional Assembly
District No. 6, No. 8, and No. 9
Saturday, March 25, 2017
25 N. Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
2017 Annual Assembly
Tuesday, April 25, 2016
Information on both events can be found on the Grand Council website http://www.yorkrite.com/gcpa/
If you missed the June Assembly of Lebanon Council No. 27 then you missed a very interesting talk on Freemasonry in Russia. Illustrious Companion Doug Rowe, PTIM and Grand Recorder for the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Pennsylvania gave a presentation on Russia that included Freemasonry in Russia, his own experiences in Russia and how they came about. It was a very enjoyable evening and there were lots of questions from the audience. If you missed this presentation you will have another chance in October at the Hermit Commandery Stated Conclave on October 13th when Doug will return with a slightly different program. IC Rowe is pictured below with IC Mark Mattern, Thrice Illustrious Master of Lebanon Council.
Sir Knights from Hermit Commandery No. 24, Lancaster No. 13 and Centennial No. 55 participated in a church service to honor Veterans on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. The article is attached below:
Lebanon Council No. 27 Royal and Select Master Masons was honored by a visit from Most Puissant Companion Kerry J. Cashman, Most Puissant Grand Master of the Grand Council Pennsylvania. Lebanon Council was further honored to have MPC Cashman install one of our own members, IC Walter J. Foltz, as Grand Captain of the Guard. And if that wasn’t enough we also enjoyed a wonderful dinner, an entertaining and informative speaker in our own IC Lawrence R. Rutt speaking on some of his experiences in flying, and cake after the meeting. Yes, cake. What else could you ask for.
We’re hoping for some pictures to add to this post, so please check back.
Just a reminder of two Grand Council events that are approaching. The Region “B” assembly will be on Saturday, June 25th at the Masonic Temple in Sunbury ( http://www.yorkrite.com/gcpa/regionB.pdf ), and the Testimonial Dinner for MPC Cashman will be on Saturday, August 13th at the Holiday Inn, Grantville ( http://www.yorkrite.com/gcpa/081316.pdf ). Click on the links for more information.
Attached is a list of upcoming events sponsored by Hermit Commandery No. 24. These events are open to anyone who would like to attend. Just click on the link below to open the pdf file with details.
May 12 – Ascension Service
May 29 – Lebanon VA Church Service
June 9 – Holy Land Pilgrimage Presentation