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Freemasonry evolved from the guilds of stonemasons and cathedral builders of the Middle Ages. With the decline of cathedral building, some lodges of operative (working) masons began to accept honorary members to bolster their membership. From a few of these lodges developed modern symbolic or speculative Freemasonry, which particularly in the 17th and 18th centuries adopted the rites and trappings of ancient religious orders and of chivalric brotherhoods. In 1717 the first Grand Lodge, an association of lodges, was founded in England.

Symbolic Lodge and the York Rite of Freemasonry


Carey Masonic Lodge –

Ohio Grand Lodge –
Northern Masonic Jurisdiction AASR –
The Valley of The Firelands AASR –
Grand Commandery of Ohio Knights Templar –
Knights Templar Holy Land Pilgrimage –
Grand Encampment Knights Templar USA –

An interview about Freemasonry: Masons – Duane Kemerley.mp3

Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Masonic Lodge and related affiliations:

            Past Master of Carey Lodge #420, Free and Accepted Masons
                        *Carey Lodge Education Officer
Member of Warpole Lodge #167, Upper Sandusky, Ohio
Honorary Member of The Lodge of the Holy City # 4, Jerusalem

            Past High Priest of Fayette Chapter #103, Royal Arch Masons
                        Past High Priest, Carey Chapter #159, Royal Arch Masons

            Past Illustrious Master of Upper Sandusky Council #98,
                        Royal and Select Masons

            Member of DeMolay Commandery #9, Tiffin, Ohio &
            Past Commander of Garfield Commandery #28, Knights Templar
                        *Knight Commander of the Temple (KCT)
                        *Knight Grand Cross of the Temple (KGCT)

            Member of Warpole Chapter #366, Order of Eastern Star

            Member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, The Valley of The Firelands
                        *Honorary 33rd Degree
                        * Executive Secretary & *Dir. of Degree Oversight
Dual member of the Valley of Cincinnati

Member of Antioch Temple, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine

Member of Caliph Grotto, Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm          

Past Sovereign Master & current Secretary*, Blanchard Valley Council # 221
                        Member of John Wesley Council #293, Allied Masonic Degrees

            Member of Holy Grail Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine, Past Sovereign

Past Illustrious Grand High Prelate of the United Grand Imperial Council of the
Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine and Appendant Orders of the
United States, Mexico, and the Philippines

Member of Miami Valley York Rite College #193

Member of Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests, Temple Tabernacle #LXII

Member of Knight Masons of the USA

Member of the Royal Order of Scotland

            Member of Ohio Priory #18, Knights of the York Cross of Honour, *KYCH

            Past Grand Chaplain of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masons of Ohio

            *Former Grand Prelate, Grand Prelate Emeritus and Honorary Past Grand Commander                           of the Grand Commandery Knights Templar of Ohio

            *ChairKnights Templar Holy Land Pilgrimage Committee,
 Grand Commandery Knights Templar of Ohio           
*Travel Host for theGrand Encampment Knights Templar of the USA   
                                       Holy Land Pilgrimage for Christian Ministers

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