Chirstmas Observance Ceremony

Olivet Commandery
Last evening we had the honor and pleasure to have the visit of our Right Eminent Grand Commander David A. Aponte and his lovely wife, joining us for the celebration of our Christmas Observance.

We prayed under direction of Brother Reverend Jerry Elmore and sang several songs accompanied by Mrs. Schwebel on the piano.

To finish the ceremony, we have partaken several toasts to the Sir Knights:

  • William H. Koon II, Most Eminent Grand Master of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the U.S.A.
  • David A. Aponte, Right Eminent GRand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Florida
  • Jim J. Harris, Most Woshipful Grand Master of Free and Accepted Masons of Florida
  • Berlin Ruleman, Eminent District Deputy Grand Commander of the 5th Chilvaric District of Florida
  • Jerry McKinnon, Eminent Commander of Olivet Commandery No. 4
  • Ricardo Parente, Eminent Commander Elect of Olivet Commandery No. 4
  • All Knights Templar wherever dispersed and those who have shed their blood, or have voluntarily put themselves in harms way, in defense of Liberty and Christianity
  • Officers and Ladies of the Social Order of the Beauceant

Here are some photos:

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Christmas Observance Announcement

Olivet Commandery

Jerry McKinnonSir Knights,

Don’t foget our Christmas Observance tonight.

Meeting starts at 7:30 pm. Pot Luck and refreshments after the ceremony.

Bring your “pot luck” and also do not forget the canned food for our charity.


Jerry McKinnon, Eminent Commander

Chapter & Council Election Results

York RiteCompanions,

We had elections of the 2012 officers, held tonight for Chapter and Council . Here are the results of the elected officers. The appointed officers will be announced later on this website.

Eureka Chapter No. 7

  • Excellent High Priest: Erik B. Andersen
  • King: Theodore E. Hammond Jr.
  • Scribe: Leibnitz Soares
  • Treasurer: Thomas S. Rice
  • Secretary: John B. Fletcher Jr.

Orlando Council No. 5

  • Illustrious Master: Ricardo Parente
  • Deputy Master: Leibnitz Soares
  • Principal Conductor of the Work: Erik B. Andersen
  • Treasurer: Thomas S. Rice
  • Recorder: John B. Fletcher Jr.

Chapter & Council Elections Day


Please do not forget we have elections for Chapter and Council officers for 2012 tomorrow Thursday November 8th.

As usually, dinner at 6:30 pm and meeting at 7:30 pm.

If you are unable to attend due transportation, please contact another companion or send a message to the secretary and we will try to arrange transportation for you.