top of page
SacYR News Logo.jpg


January 2021

Montero Commandery Logo.jpg




Sir Knights:

I want to thank everyone who attended Sacramento Commandery No. 2's Installation of Officers for the chivalric year of 2021.  


I am also thankful and grateful for having the Installing team (Jordan Yelinek, York Rite Grand Senior Warden, Joseph Dongo, York Rite Grand Junior Warden, and Phil Hardiman, York Rite Grand Secretary) which did an outstanding installation ceremony.  


To the members of this Commandery, I am humbled and truly honored to have this opportunity to work with you all in 2021. Thank you for your confidence. I will do my best to bring honor, comradery, and harmony to our Commandery. I truly felt the love and support from all of you.  


As I mentioned in my address during the ceremony, we will be using the Cross and Crown as a guide to help us retain, educate ourselves, find effective ways to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and bind up the wounds of the afflicted, by having quarterly charity initiatives that we can take leverage of during this pandemic.  


I want to wish you all a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Luis J. Montero


Wallach Logo.jpg






We are living in interesting times.  It has been ten months since we came together in person to relish in Friendship and Brotherly Love.   

It is good to hear and see one another via video chat but I look forward to the future when we can once again be among Brothers in person, in peace, and in harmony. 

Happy New Year!


Joseph Wallach
Illustrious Master 

Marques Logo.jpg



Last year, I witnessed all of you rising to the unrelenting challenges caused by the COVID-19 shutdown with skill, ingenuity, fortitude, and compassion—and inspired our members with hope about where our Chapter of Royal Arch Masons could go in 2021. 

And, as we all plan for the new year, I would like to ask you to stay connected with your Chapter. 

Please mark your calendar for our Virtual Stated Convocations via Zoom and do not hesitate to contact me.


This year, we will be meeting in February, April, June, July, August, October, and December.


I really forward to working with you in 2021.


Happy New Year!

Francisco Marques

High Priest

York Rite Calendar.jpg



Saturday, 02/06/2021


10:00 AM

Sacramento Sierra

York Rite Association

Grand York Rite Reception

All Masons and guests are welcome.

To join the Zoom session, click HERE.

Meeting ID: 829 6976 0313

Passcode: 5ukTZ?



Phone: (669) 900-9128

Passcode: 436730

* * *

Saturday, 02/13/2021

09:00 AM
Chapter No. 3 of Royal Arch Masons

09:30 AM
Commandery No. 2 Knights Templar


Stay Tuned for Zoom Link 

Sacramento Sierra

York Rite Association



Most Excellent Companion

Richard W. Bullard, KYGCH

166th Grand High Priest

Royal Arch Masons of California


Most Illustrious Companion

Robert A. Morrison, KYGCH

160th Grand Master

Cryptic Masons of California

Sir Knight

Cirilo P. Marquez, KYGCH

162nd Right Eminent Grand Commander

Knights Templar of California

With special guest:


Most Worshipful

Arthur H. Weiss

Grand Master F&A Masons of California

Saturday, February 6, 2021


Hosted By Auburn York Rite


Royal Arch Masons

Sacramento Chapter No. 3

Nevada City Chapter No. 6

Gold Country Chapter No. 11

Washington Chapter No. 13

Woodland Chapter No. 46

Cryptic Masons

Sacramento Council No. 1

Marysville Council No. 3

Sierra Nevada Council No. 13

Knights Templar

Sacramento Commandery No. 2

Auburn Commandery No. 4

Nevada Commandery No. 6

Marysville Commandery No. 7

All Masons and guests are invited to join

the Virtual Reception via this Zoom link


Meeting ID: 829 6976 0313

Passcode: 5ukTZ?




Phone: (669) 900-9128

Passcode: 436730

Grand Officers, Ritual Staff, High Priests,

Illustrious Masters, & Eminent Commanders


Please register in advance to be properly introduced or to make a presentation during the event via an email to:


with your name and title


Any other inquiries, contact:


R. Scott Husmann




From the Secretary/Recorder Desk

Have you paid your 2020 dues? 

The year is winding down and funds are tight in all three Bodies. 

If your dues cards do NOT read "member in good standing ... through December 31, 2020", then you have fallen behind and now would be a good time to catch up. 

Please contact your Secretary/Recorder at or issue your dues payment at 

Sincerely and fraternally,

Joseph K. Dongo, KYCH
Secretary / Recorder

The Temple and the Lodge.jpg



Book of the Month

The Temple and the Lodge
The Strange and Fascinating History of the Knights Templar and the Freemasons
by Michael Baigent

In The Temple and the Lodge, Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh reveal the survival and evolution of a world‑changing order through the birth of the Masonic lodge.


Recounting the brutal events in the fourteenth century that led to the sudden disappearance of the Knights Templar—a powerful military and banking order founded in 1119 and active in the Crusades—the authors document the Templars’ reappearance in the court of excommunicate Scottish king Robert the Bruce.


Tracing the survival of certain Templar traditions in the birth of the Masonic lodge, they chart the history of Freemasonry from its medieval roots into the modern era, and from Europe to colonial America and the young United States.
Baigent and Leigh marshal the evidence that the order’s contribution to fostering tolerance, progressive values, and cohesion in English society helped preempt a French‑style revolution in England.


Freemasonry was an essential keystone in the formation of the United States, and the authors argue that America itself is an embodiment of the ideal “Masonic Republic.” Their groundbreaking analysis challenged the accepted history of the influence of Freemasonry on America’s framers and revolutionists, which most mainstream historians ignored until recently.


Thirty years since its original publication, The Temple and the Lodge remains a trenchant and essential work on the influence of esoteric thought and beliefs in Western history.
This edition includes a new foreword by Mitch Horowitz, the PEN Award-winning historian of alternative spirituality and author of Occult America and Awakened Mind.

ISBN-10 : 1951627024
ISBN-13 : 978-1951627027

Purchase Book




Video of the Month​

Inside The Freemasons' Oldest Grand Lodge

312 Logo.jpg



Sacramento York Rite NEWS
Monthly Publication

Sacramento Masonic Temple

1123 J Street
Sacramento CA 95814

Francisco Marques
(916) 832-8357

Richard Wilson
Editor Emeritus

bottom of page