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October 2021

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Sir Knights:

As the summer comes to an end. I pray, that the fires and pandemics also find an end to their hold on the world.  


Sacramento is so beautiful in the fall.  With leaves behind to change indicating the beginning of fall is to come very soon.  


Meeting for breakfast with fellow York Rite knights reminds me of a passage we often hear: "How good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. It is like the dew of Hermon that descended upon the mountains of Zion." 


Lastly, we have been talking about Sacramento Commandery No. 2 having a Drill Team. If you are still interested, please contact Sir Knight Joseph Dongo and let him know prior to our next meeting on 10/16/2021.  We want to start meeting for drill practices and make a plan for the team in the future. 


These are exciting times in our Commandery and every knight is needed for our noble order.  And every little bit helps.  Thank you in advance for all your hard work and dedication.   


Humbly yours,

Luis J. Montero


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Salutations, Companions.

September was a very exciting month as we had the opportunity to resume our in-person gatherings at the Sacramento Masonic Temple.


We enjoyed coffee and lots of treats in the Club Room and then we headed to our Stated Assembly in the York Rite room.

This month, the Chapter and the Commandery will meet on the 16th.

Hoping to see you then.


Joseph Wallach

Illustrious Master

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Greetings, Companions. 

I would like to congratulate our new members:

  • Gabriel Garnica (Union-Tehama 3)

  • Jhason Wint (Union-Tehama 3)

  • John Delucchi (Union-Tehama 3)

  • John McCoy (Union-Tehama 3)

Please join us in welcoming these new Companions into our Chapter and to our Stated Convocation on Saturday, October 16th.

Please save the date. I am looking forward to breaking bread together with you in the Club Room. Please join us for coffee and pastries at 8:00 AM - followed by our Stated Convocation in the York Rite room.

This is a great opportunity to talk about what Royal Arch Masonry means to us and how it has impacted our lives. If you have a chance, please read the article published by our Grand High Priest, MEC Ray Broomfield, as he addresses the concept of esoteric principles on the WORKMAN this month. Truly a gem.

In closing, I would like to thank the Companions for spreading the good word about the Sacramento York Rite Bodies, which has resulted in several new Candidates starting their journey through Capitular and Cryptic Degrees, as well as Commandery Orders. Thank you for helping others navigate towards Further Light in Masonry.

If you ever have any questions, comments, or ideas, please feel free to contact me any time.

Francisco Marques

High Priest

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Saturday, 10/16/2021


08:00 AM
Masonic Education & Fellowship

Breakfast (Club Room)

09:00 AM

Chapter No. 3 of Royal Arch Masons

Stated Convocation

10:00 AM

Commandery No. 2 of Knights Templar

Stated Conclave




From the Secretary/Recorder Desk

Have you paid your 2021 dues? 


If your dues cards do NOT read "member in good standing ... through December 31, 2021", 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

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Book of the Month

First Templar Nation: How Eleven Knights Created a New Country and a Refuge for the Grail

by Freddy Silva

Conventional history claims that nine men formed a brotherhood called the Knights Templar in Jerusalem in 1118 to provide protection for pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land.


Overturning this long-established historical narrative, Freddy Silva shows that the Order of the Temple existed a decade earlier on the opposite side of Europe, that the protection of pilgrims was entrusted to a separate organization, and that, in league with the Cistercian monks and the equally mysterious Order of Sion, the Templars executed one of history’s most daring and covert plans: the creation of Europe’s first nation-state, Portugal, with one of their own as king.

Including over 700 references, many from new and rare sources, Silva reveals Portugal, not Jerusalem, as the first Templar stronghold. He shows how there were eleven founding members and how the first king of Portugal, a secret Templar, was related to Bernard de Clairvaux, head of the Cistercians.


The author explains the Templars’ motivation to create a country far from the grasp of Rome, where they could conduct their living resurrection initiation--whose candidates were declared “risen from the dead”--a secret for which the Church silenced millions and which the Templars protected to the death.

Placing the intrepid Knights in a previously unknown time and place, Silva’s historical narrative reveals the Portuguese roots of key founding members, their relationship with the Order of Sion, the Templars’ unshakeable devotion to Mary Magdalene and John the Baptist, and how they protected a holy bloodline in Portugal.


Silva also provides evidence of secret Templar holy sites, initiation chambers, and hidden passageways throughout Portugal, often coinciding with pagan and Neolithic temples, and explains how their most important site forms a perfect triangle with the Abbey of Mont Sion in Jerusalem and the Osirion temple in Egypt. The author also reappraises the meaning of the Grail and reveals its exact location, hidden in plain sight to this very day.

About the Author


Freddy Silva is a best-selling author, and a leading researcher of ancient civilizations, restricted history, sacred sites and their interaction with consciousness.

He has published six books in six languages: The Missing Lands: Uncovering Earth's Pre-flood Civilization; The Divine Blueprint: Temples, Power Places, and the Global Plan to Shape the Human Soul; First Templar Nation: How the Knights Templar Created Europe's First Nation-state; The Lost Art of Resurrection: Initiation, secret chambers and the quest for the Otherworld; Chartres Cathedral: The missing of heretic guide; and Secrets In The Fields: The Science and Mysticism of Crop Circles.

He has also produced the documentaries Portals; Otherworld; Sacred Space and the Healing Power of Resonance; Secrets of the Andean Temples; Stairways To Heaven; In The Footsteps of Isis; and Templemaking.

Described by one CEO as "perhaps the best metaphysical speaker in the world right now,” for two decades he has been an international keynote speaker, with notable appearances at the International Science and Consciousness Conference, the International Society For The Study Of Subtle Energies & Energy Medicine, and the Association for Research and Enlightenment, in addition to History Channel, BBC, GAIA TV, and radio shows such as Coast To Coast. 

He is also a documentary filmmaker, art photographer, and leads private tours to sacred sites in England, France, Egypt, Portugal, Yucatan, Malta, Peru/Bolivia, and Scotland.

ISBN-10 : 1620556545

ISBN-13 : 978-1620556542

Purchase Book




Video of the Month​

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