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    The Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the United States of America is the national governing body of the Knights Templar, a Christian-oriented fraternal organization and an integral part of the Masonic Fraternity

    The Order of Knights Templar today exists as the top ranking Masonic organization in the York Rite of Freemasonry. The Order today requires membership in a Chapter of Royal Arch Masons and in some jurisdictions, membership in a Council of Royal and Select Masters. For more information click HERE

    For OFFICIAL Information CONTACT:
    SK Lawrence E. Tucker
    Right Eminent Grand Recorder
    5909 West Loop South, Suite 495
    Bellaire, TX 77401-2402
    Phone (713) 349-8700
    Fax: (713) 349-8710
    Email: larry@gektusa.org

    In you have questions about membership, membership of relatives, swords, or jewelry, it is best for you to contact the Office of the Grand Commandery of the appropriate State. Contacts may be found HERE.

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IF YOU HAVE ANY DIFFICULTIES WITH THIS SYSTEM
CALL: The Grand Encampment Office
at (713) 349-8700 and talk to John C. Elkinton or email him at john@gektusa.org