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August 2020

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Sir Knights, 

As we travel through these uncharted territories of pandemic and arrest, we forge new trails for the benefit of our membership. We have been away from gatherings at the Temple since March - still with no indications of reopening any time soon.


At the same time, we have a younger generation seeking access to our columns. In due course, all the pieces of the puzzle will fall in a suitable array.


It is my hope that you remain strong in Faith and in Templary. Until we meet again. Be safe.

Harvey J Holcomb


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We are living in interesting times.  It has been five months since we came together in person to relish in Friendship and Brotherly Love.   We may still be physically absent from one another, but we are still united and strong, although in a rather informal format, via electronic medium.

It is good to hear and see one another through these means but I look forward to the future when we can once again be among Brothers in person, in peace, and in harmony. Until that time arrives, be cautious, stay healthy, and do not hesitate to reach out to a Companion. We are here for you.


Joseph Wallach
Illustrious Master 

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While the current crisis reminds us of our shared fragility, it also demonstrates how everything and everyone is truly connected and interdependent.

We see rather clearly that the ecological order of all things is connected to the human condition; that eradicating the pandemic in one country will never be achieved unless it is done in all countries; and that the success and safety of our health workers are linked to our willingness to follow guidelines and practice social distancing.

At this moment, I can feel we are finally brought together as one human family – all congregating and joining efforts to create a better future on this planet.


Francisco Marques

High Priest

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Saturday, August 8th

9:00 AM

Sacramento York Rite Bodies
Court of Honor Event
Honoring the 2019 Recipients


Joseph Wallach
Meritorious Service Award
Sacramento Chapter No. 3 Royal Arch Masons

Illustrious Companion

Richard Wilson, IPM
Ish Sodi Award
Sacramento Council No. 1 Cryptic Masons

Sir Knight

Ronald Charles Sr., EPC
Meritorious Service Medal
Sacramento Commandery No. 2 Knights Templar

Join Zoom Meeting HERE

Meeting ID: 814 9047 4565
Passcode: 31208

Or call (669) 900-6833 to join via phone.

Meeting ID: 814 9047 4565
Passcode: 31208


Saturday, September 12th

9:00 AM

Council No. 1 of Cryptic Masons

Commandery No. 2 Knights Templar

Stay tuned for Zoom Information

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Sacramento Commandery No. 2 Knights Templar

As a result of discussions at the Stated Conclave of May 9th, 2020, an amendment to the Sacramento Commandery No. 2’s By-laws will be presented at the September Stated Conclave.

The amendment would redefine our dues to specify separately the portion that is transmitted to Grand Commandery for our annual per-capita from the portion that we have available for our own expenses, so we can properly manage remittance when the per capita is increased by the Grand Commandery. 

Sincerely and fraternally,

Sir Knight Joseph K. Dongo, KYCH

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Book of the Month

The New Knighthood

A History of the Order of the Temple by Malcom Barber

The Order of the Temple, founded in 1119 to protect pilgrims around Jerusalem, developed into one of the most influential corporations in the medieval world.


It has retained its hold on the modern imagination thanks to the dramatic events of the Templars' trial and abolition two hundred years later, and has been invoked in historical mysteries from masonic conspiracy to the survival of the Turin shroud.


Malcolm Barber's lucid narrative separates myth from history in this full and detailed account of the Order, from its origins, flourishing and suppression to the Templars' historic afterlife.

ISBN-10: 1107604737

ISBN-13: 978-1107604735

About the Author

Malcolm Charles Barber (born 4 March 1943) is a British scholar of medieval history, described as the world's leading living expert on the Knights Templar.


He is considered to have written the two most comprehensive books on the subject, The Trial of the Templars (1978) and The New Knighthood: A History of the Order of the Temple (1994).


He has been an editor for The Journal of Medieval History and written many articles the Templars, the Cathars, various elements of the Crusades, and the reign of Philip IV of France.

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Video of the Month​

Masonic Roundtable: Episode 80 - Cryptic Masonry

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Sacramento York Rite NEWS
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Sacramento CA 95814

Francisco Marques
(916) 832-8357

Richard Wilson
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