Great Priory of England Withdraws Recognition of the Grand Encampment of the USA

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  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Great Priory of England Vote to Withdraw Recognition of the Grand Encampment of the USA

    I was sent an e-mail with the below image showing of a letter from the Great Priory to Provincial Priors that on the 26th of November the Grand Master's Council voted to recommend at the 15 May 2013 Great Priory meeting that recognition be withdrawn from the Grand Encampment of the Knights Templar of the United States of America.

    While reason is not stated in the letter, this most likely stems from the Grand Encampment of USA recognizing the Grand Priory of the Scottish Reformed and Rectified Rite of the U.S.A earlier this year.

    As I wrote earlier, the Grand Priory of the Scottish Reformed and Rectified Rite is not permitted for Texas Masons, while the international developments continue...

    S&F,
    -Bro Vick
    Masons of Texas - Writer

    LettertoallProvPriorsandV-C_sreGrandEncampmentUSA.jpg
     
  2. suomilander

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    now what happens?
     
  3. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    We wait till 15 May and see if we can still knee side-by-side with our fellow Knights...
     
  4. chrmc

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  5. KSigMason

    KSigMason Traveling Templar Site Benefactor

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    Thanks for the update Blake.
     
  6. Bro_Vick

    Bro_Vick Moderator Premium Member

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    Where's the love? ;) I am the one that sent it to him.

    Seriously, the ripple of this may be worse than it appears on the surface. Specifically to some of the invitational aspects of Christian Freemasonry.

    S&F,
    -Bro Vick
     
  7. Brent Heilman

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    That was the question I had. I am not a part of the York Rite yet, but will be eventually and I was curious to what extent that may affect me down the road when going into the Commandery.
     
  8. bro jimmie

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    Question

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  9. bro jimmie

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    Manly p.m. hall

    Was he a Sinner Saint
     
  10. CajunTinMan

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    Thanks for posting
     
  11. THurse

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    We are all Brothers, but this is sad news.
     
  12. CajunTinMan

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    It is just being proposed at this time. Hopfully it won't pass.
     
  13. Bro_Vick

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    Given the tone and direction that intervisitation is to be cooled or denied completely, I believe it has a good chance of passing.

    S&F,
    -Bro Vick
     
  14. CajunTinMan

    CajunTinMan Registered User

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    Why do you believe it will pass?
     
  15. widows son

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    What the hell is going on in freemasonry?!
     
  16. kosei

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    I hope it doesn't
     
  17. widows son

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    So what's the difference between the GP of Scotland and the grand encampment? Is it an irregular body?
     
  18. Brother JC

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    It's not the Great Priory of Scotland that is the issue, it's the Grand Priory of the Scottish Reformed and Rectified Rite. Completely different animals.

    The Grand Encampment recently recognized said Rite, and the Great Priory of England does not.
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2012
  19. widows son

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  20. suomilander

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    the letter indicates that the "die has been cast" and May 15th is just the formal execution of the decision.
    the letter states that priory members are to avoid meetings involving the Grand Encampment ...pretty clear they don't like the R&R.
    Grand Encampment will stick its head in the sand and refuse to withdraw its ill-advise recognition of R&R.
    Does the R&R advocate that they can confer all the degrees of Freemasonry? If true I know of no GL that would allow that.
    If untrue then the R&R better hire a better PR company.
     

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