Passing of Comp. Richard I. Fox

Erik AndersenWe have just received word from Judy Fox that her husband Richard I. Fox  went to receive his reward and is now in the presence of the Great Architect.

Brother, Companion and Sir Knight Fox was a true and loyal Mason and a dedicated York Rite Mason.  Many of us knew him as “Foxy”.  We will miss him in our Ranks.

Information as to memorial services will be forthcoming.  Let us keep his wife Judy and their family in our prayers.

Erik B. Andersen, KYCH
District Instructor /  District 5,
Grand Commandery of Florida

Richard I. Fox 60-year Pin

DeMolay Dinner at Taylor Commandery

DeMolay logoSir Knights,

Next Saturday, 10 October 2015, is the DeMolay Dinner that Taylor Commandery puts on every year. So it should already be on your calendar.

This is your friendly reminder to come out and enjoy the fellowship and great food. This dinner benefits all our masonic youth.

I encourage all the Sir Knights, Companions, and families to join us at 5:30 PM at Sanford Lodge.


Edgar Ortiz
Eminent Commander
Taylor Commandery No. 28


District 5 York Rite Festival

This fall’s York Rite Festival was a great success!  We had 14 new members receiving the various degrees and orders of the rites.  We had a good turnout with many dignitaries from the various bodies present.

The degrees and orders were performed well even with a few last minute replacements who had a very short time to learn their parts.

The meals provided during the festival were delicious and plentiful, we want to thank Comp. Edgar’s wife, Natasha,  for keeping all of us fed and happy.

We would also like to thank Sanford Lodge / York Rite Bodies for allowing the use of their lodge to host the festival due to scheduling conflicts at or home lodge.

Year after year we can see the fellowship of Freemasonry as many Brothers, Companions and Sir Knights from different Lodges, Chapters, Councils and Commanderies come together for these festivals.  It’s a lot of hard work and we appreciate the time and effort that our brothers have dedicated in order to make a good impression on the new members.

If you want to join the Orlando York Rite Bodies, it’s not too late! We will be having another festival in the Spring. Contact us to begin the process.

Comp. Craig Frazier

District 5 Fall Festival - Chapter

District 5 Fall Festival - Council

District 5 Fall Festival - Commandery

District 5 York Rite Fall Festival


Friday September 18th, 2015

  • 6:00 pm – Dinner
  • 7:00 pm – Mark Master, Past Master & Most Excellent Master degrees

Saturday September 19th, 2015

  • 7:00 am – Breakfast
  • 8:00 am – Royal Arch & Council degrees
  • 11:30 am – Lunch
  • 12:30 pm – Commandery Orders

212 N. Park Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771

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