5th International Gathering
of the Knights of St. Andrew
JUNE 17 - 19, 2022
Hosted by Nashville (TN) Chapter
- Watch for Registration information and Agenda details on this website -
Long time editor of the Scottish Rite Journal (SMJ), Dr. S Brent Morris, 33rd, Grand Cross, has announced his retirement. As a friend of the Knights of St. Andrew, Brother Morris will be missed by the Knights. However, while not editing the Journal, he will not be far away. Watch for his name to appear often in the future editions as a sustaining and contributing writer.
Stepping up as Editor will be Dr. Mark Dreisonstok, KCCH. You recognize his name as writer of Chips from the Quarry and many feature articles.
The Grand Lodge of Russia has compiled a musical greeting to Masons everywhere. In this trying time of "Safer-at-Home" around the world, Russia has added an encouraging message in song. Check this website: Grand Lodge of Russia
How Fraternal Societies Have Dealt with Epidemics - A 23 minute Podcast on the the Tyler's Place. Check it out on: https://www.spreaker.com/user/tylersplace/tylers-place-march-2020 Stay safe - keep in touch with your Masonic Brothers.
Where is Taytay, Rizal?? …about 21 hours west of the U.S. in the Republic of the Philippines. On November 30th, 2019 the first Philippine Chapter of the Knights of St. Andrew held an investiture with the induction of several Knights.
The organizers decided to name their KSA group the Andres Bonifacio Chapter after a hero of Philippine independence from Spain and an outstanding Mason. The investiture was held on the anniversary of the hero’s birth.
Taytay, in the “state” of Rizal is only a few kilometers from Manila – if that helps you become oriented. Rizal is a separate Masonic Jurisdiction.
There are more photos on the Photo Gallery Page on this site.
We are proud to welcome the Knights of the Andrew Bonifacio Chapter to the brotherhood of the KSA.
A photo and article appears on page 16 of the May/June issue of the Scottish Rite Journal, SJ. Follow this link to view the on-line version... New KSA Chapter
Looking for a new and fun Fund Raising idea. Try a "Ride"... Upcoming is the Fourth Annual "Ride" that the Wheeling (WV) KSA uses to raise funds for their RiteCare Clinic.
For more details, check our Projects and Charities page or visit their Facebook page with the link below.
The Knights of St. Andrew Chapter in Wheeling (WV) has a Facebook page where you will find more details. Visit their site Wheeling Facebook and "Join" to keep abreast of their activities.
Let us know where you find educational, informative and positive action websites and we'll add them to this listing:
Tyler's Place Podcast - Fraternal Societies and Pandemics
Whence Came You
The Masonic Roundtable
Masonic Radio Theater
Speaker – Scottish Rite Journal Podcasts
Tyler's Place (Archives)
October, 2018 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Chartering of the Guthrie (OK) Chapter of the Knights of St. Andrew. At a celebration dinner, the members presented Brother, Sir Knight, Ralph Fullenwider with the first ever Lifetime Service Award.
A Charter Member, Brother Ralph was instrumental in writing the scripts for the Processional and Knighting Ceremony. He also designed and created the KSA logo which became the badge utilized by most of the 169 Chapters of the KSA today. And, there's more! Ralph and his wife Charlotte sewed the first 14 kilt uniforms (including sporrans) owned by the Chapter. They also created the original banner now on display in the museum outside the Egyptian Room in the Guthrie Scottish Rite Center.
All current Chapters of the Knights of St. Andrew owe Brother Ralph Fullenwider a huge “Thanks” for giving the organization a wonderful start.
Fire nearly destroyed an historic church in Kansas City, MO last November. From the ashes came a Masonic laid corner stone. The time capsule was placed in 1903. The Scottish Rite of Missouri held a delightful and revealing "grand opening" on January 25th. Many Masonic related items were revealed and their historic value discussed. Check the videos at this site: KC Corner Stone
The September/October issue of the Scottish Rite Journal contains an article about College Fraternities that have been founded by Masons. Most of us are familiar with ACACIA (crest at left) but aren't aware of the many others. Perhaps your fraternity is on this list. Check page 8 of your hardcopy for the beginning of the list, or go to the following website to read the article on-line.
You may be surprised to find that one College Sorority was founded by a group of Eastern Star Ladies. Masons and masonic ideals are the basis of many organizations.
In a recent survey of members, the New England Historical Genealogical Society asked about Masonic membership. The responses from 4,190 members may show us a trend we already suspect.
3% I am a Mason
23% My father is/was a Mason
34% One or both of my grandfathers were Masons
26% At least one of my great-grandfathers was a Mason
29% At least one of my more distant ancestors was a Mason
23% I don't know if any of my ancestors were Masons
12% No, none of my ancestors were Masons
These survey results are, at first, distressing... but, also challenging.
There is a great graphic on the Fayetteville (AR) Scottish Rite website. Click this link Roadmap to see a graph of Masonic organizations and their relationship to one another.