Become a Knight Templar

The Order of the Temple is the climax of the York Rite. It is founded upon the principles enunciated in the New Testament, teaching that Love is the great characteristic of those who would aspire to immortality. Templar Masons have inherited an organization which has for it's symbol the triumph of the Cross. Therefore, these Orders, as a component part of the York Rite, are essentially Christian in their character and scope.

Membership Requirements:


The requirements for joining a Commandery of Knights Templar in the state of Pennsylvania are that:

  • You must first be a Master Mason
  • You must also be a Royal Arch Mason
  • You must profess a belief in Christianity  

How to Join?


To start the process you need to submit a petition for membership to the Gettysburg Knights Templar Commandery #79 for consideration. You can make your inquiries of obtaining a petition by contacting the Commandery directly, speaking with a known Commandery member, or clicking the link and downloading the petition below.


Gettysburg Knights Templar Commandery No. 79, Petition for Membership
Commandery Petition.pdf
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Petitions are carefully read, eligibility investigated, and selection for membership must be approved by a vote of the Commandery as in the preceding Degrees.  If you are looking to complete your Masonic education, and want a better understanding of Christian Masonry, we highly encourage you to submit your petition!