PHP & PIM Aprons Presented

At a stated meeting of Olivet Commandery No. 4 on February 25th, The Junior Past High Priest of Eureka Chapter No. 7 of Royal Arch Masons, Bill Miller, and Past Illustrious Master of Orlando Council No. 5 of Royal & Select Masters, Ed Smallwood were presented with their aprons.  The presentation of aprons to our past presiding officer’s has long been a tradition at The Orlando York Rite Bodies and is a proud moment for those gentlemen who worked very hard and made it through the line, each leaving their mark.


L-R: Ed Smallwood and Bill Miller


York Rite Spring 2016 Festival

york-pinwheel-altThe York Rite Spring 2016 Festival will be broken up into two Saturdays in March so as to give the proper attention to the ritual work rather than rushing to get everything done in one and a half days. That being said, the York Rite Spring 2016 Festival is scheduled for March 12th & 19th respectively.

Chapter & Council Degrees will be conferred on Saturday, March 12th at Eola Masonic Lodge F&AM, East Grant Street, Orlando, FL, United States
Breakfast will be at 7:00 AM with the degrees beginning promptly at 8:00 AM. Lunch approximately at noon.

Orders of the Temple will be conferred on Saturday, March 19th at Eola Masonic Lodge F&AM, East Grant Street, Orlando, FL, United States
Breakfast at 7:00 AM with the orders to begin promptly at 8:00 AM. Lunch approximately at noon.

If you are a Master Mason and have an interest in further light and finding that which was lost, then the York Rite is for you. Seek out any of your blue lodge brothers who are members for guidance or check the following link for more information and a petition.

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Announcing The 2016 Officers of The Orlando York Rite Bodies

Meets Second Thursday
Excellent High Priest: Nelson Bonet
Phone: (321) 276-7843 Email

King – G. Frank Woods

Scribe – Ervin Janssen

Treasurer – Michael Hatcher

Secretary – Erik B. Andersen

Capt. of the Host – Craig Frazier

Princ. Sojourner – TBD

Royal Arch Captain – R. Dan Kuhl

Master 3rd veil – Wendell Tomimbang

Master 2nd Veil – Many Lozada

Master 1st Veil – Larry McCann

Chaplain – TBD

Sentinel – TBD


Meets Second Thursdays
Illustrious Master: C. Craig Frazier
Phone: (913) 957-7651 Email

Deputy Master – G. Frank Woods

Princ. Cond. Of Work – Nelson Bonet

Treasurer – Michael Hatcher

Recorder – Erik B. Andersen

Capt. of the Guard – Ervin Janssen

Cond. Of the Council – William J. Miller

Steward – R. Dan Kuhl

Chaplin – TBD

Sentinel TBD


Meets Forth Thursdays
Eminent Commander: William J. Miller
Phone: (407) 470-3116 E-Mail:

Generalissimo – Ervin Janssen

Captain General – Nelson Bonet

Treasurer – Michael Hatcher

Recorder – Erik B. Andersen

Prelate – Jimmy Dickenson

Senior Warden – Frank Woods

Junior Warden – Craig Frazier

Standard Bearer – TBD

Sword Bearer – R Dan Kuhl

Warder – Larry McCann

Sentinel – TBD


Grand Commander Official Visit

Right Eminent Sir Knight Paul W. Friend made his official visit today, October 23rd 2014,  to Olivet Commandery No. 4.

Accompanying him were Eminent S.K. James Hawkins, District Deputy Grand Commander, Eminent S.K. Patrick Velasquez, Grand Sentinel and Eminent S.K. Harry V. Eisenberg, District Leader.

We had a 12-men full form opening and our Past Grand  Commander R.E. S.K. John B. Fletcher Jr, KYCH, KYCGH, KCT joined  the authorities to the reception  into the Asylum.

Eminent S.K. Harry V. Eisenberg presented the Thomas Hayward Award to Eminent S.K. Gerald Favor in appreciation to his continued dedication and service to the York Rite Bodies of Florida.

Right Eminent S.K. Paul W. Friend presented the 63-year certificate and pin to Eminent S.K. Allen F. Reeth who received a standing ovation.

Here are some photos:

The thomas Hayward Award to Gerald Favor

S.K. Allen Reeth receiving 63-years certificate

Grand Commander Official Visit

Grand Master Dinner

Again, Orlando York Rite Bodies was well represented at the Homecoming Dinner Ceremony for M.W. Danny R. Griffith, Grand Master of Florida.

An excellent dinner was served by the Scottish Rite Cook Team and afterwards presentations were made to the Grand Master and his wife charities.

A tiled meeting was held in the theater.

It was also a pleasure to receive the visit of Brazilian Brother Jose Wilson de Paula, Senior Warden of Marins do Caeté Lodge in Olinda, PE, Brazil.

Here are some pictures:

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