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Comment on Letter of the Month for May 2001

From: Gene Alexander <eda.1@charter.net>
To: masonry-ask@mit.edu
Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2006 21:38:04 -0800
Subject: Capsule on Freemasonry on your web page


In reference to: "The other major appendant body is York Rite. There are no overall York Rite jurisdictions as their are for the Scottish Rite. Each Grand Lodge has a corresponding York Rite grand body." on your web page.

You are in error to omit the Grand Encampment, Knight Templar, USA.

Eugene Alexander, Washington State, PIGM, KYCH

From: "Gene Alexander" <eda.1@charter.net>
To: "'A Page About Freemasonry'" <masonry-ask@mit.edu>
Subject: RE: Capsule on Freemasonry on your web page
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2006 13:26:39 -0800
Message-ID: <000001c62a9a$da46a1b0$3202a8c0@notamac>


I apologize for not giving you further information as to what I was referring to. It was in your letter of the Month. http://mit.edu/dryfoo/Masonry/Letters/letter0105.html By the way, I truly like your website as it is very informative.

The Ancient Craft (Blue Lodge through Council) is sovereign unto themselves and each has a governing body within state boarders or jurisdictions. Chapter and Council have, also, Grand Chapter International and Grand Council International, but they are voluntary groups that provide information to the Local Grand Jurisdictions.

The Christian Orders of Templary are governed by the Grand Encampment, USA, with a Most Eminent Grand Master at its head. The term of election is three years. There are then several Departments that divide the country into regions with a Department Commander (or Deputy of the ME Grand Commander) reporting to Grand Encampment. I will use the Northwest Department as an example: This department consists of Alaska, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Wyoming for which the Department Commander is accountable.


Enough for now, It's been a please corresponding with you.


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