posted on Jul, 7 2015 @ 04:21 AM
a reply to: Utnapisjtim
My Commandery alsoo meets in the same building as my Lodge. In the US, you must be a member of a Lodge to join the Royal Arch Masons, and then be a
Royal Arch Mason and Christian to join the Knights Templar.
At least in the United States, the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar states that we take the name "Knights Templar" in commemoration only. There are
over 175 Grand Lodges around the world, but the in you area of the world there Grand Lodges are a bit different as they practice the Swedish Rite
which has a few more degrees than most Grand Lodges.
Breivik was a bad apple who should never have been allowed in Freemasonry, but I will point out the fact he only attended a handful of meetings;
really just his initiations. He wasn't an active Mason who attended regularly.