Grand Commandery Charities

Knights Templar Educational FoundationThe Knight Templar Educational Foundation provides scholarships for students in the third and fourth years of college, thus enabling them to finish their degree work which might otherwise be threatened due to lack of funding. These scholarships are available to relatives of Sir Knights, and the applicant must reside within our jurisdiction. Any inquiries and requests for applications should be directed to the Grand Recorder. Carrie E. Seitz FundThe Carrie E. Seitz Fund is composed of monies left in trust by the widow of a Sir Knight, for the purpose of...

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From the Apartment of the Grand Prelate

In Templary we believe a lot of things. A whole lot of different things. The trinity of faith, hope, and charity are things (or beliefs) that spring immediately to mind from our very first steps in masonry. As we all know our ritual repeats these things like a mantra so that they become second nature. You (nor I) may not be able to list all the things we believe in, but like the innumerable road signs that mark our roadways, we know them when we see them and hear them. Long ago, when I first took up residence in Massachusetts, I had to get used to some different road signs. Born and raised...

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Grand Commanders Message

The Unsung As we enter into the month of February, we can not help but be reminded of one of the Patron Saints of many of the Christian Faiths. St. Valentine is deemed the patron saint of lovers, epileptics, and beekeepers among others. Though for many it is now a commercialized holiday with roses and candies and overpriced dinners, there should be a lesson in this day for all Knights. You see he is a patron saint of many things, but of the three I mentioned above, I would like to expound on two of them. Two of the unsung of the world for many. First let me speak to lovers. Yes, lovers are...

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RE Eugene Nichols Biography

Dr. Eugene Blake Nichols was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1962 and was educated in the Boston Public Schools until his family moved to Dedham. He graduated with honors from Dedham High School in 1980 and continued his education at Boston University where he graduated Cum Laude in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Biology and minoring in Religion. At Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1988 and was honored with membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Dental Honor Society. After completing a residency program...

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