Saturday, May 28, 2016

Consecration of Intermountain Chapel No. 27

Intermountain Chapel No.27 of the Commemorative Order of St. Thomas of Acon of the United States of America was consecrated today in Boise, ID. This Chapel is one of three new Chapels consecrated under the new Grand Master's Council that formed back in January of 2015.

Last summer plans were finally set in motion and I put together a draft set of by-laws and in August we held a Founder's Meeting. At Masonic Week I sat down with the current Most Worthy Grand Master and junior Past Grand Master to hammer out some of the details. With the assistance of several knights from Washington, we had a plan set in place. On April 17, 2016, we initiated 7 new knights into the order who filled up the rest of the officer positions. All that was left was the consecration.

I spent Friday afternoon hanging out with the Brother who would serve as Primus Master (the first Worthy Master of the Chapel) then met up with the Grand Master, Grand Prior, and Grand Marshal for dinner. It was a good night of fellowship.

Saturday started off with some rehearsals before moving into the consecration where the Most Worthy Grand Master appointed the consecrating officers that would assist him in establishing this Chapel. Doing all things required, he consecrated our Chapel and installed our Primus Master, the Treasurer, and the appointed officers. I have the pleasure of serving as the Founding Secretary. Afterward, we proceeded to enjoy a Festive Board and fellowship.

It's a great relief that it is all done. I'd like to thank all of the Grand Officers and guests who attended, the Grand Secretary for his patience, the Worthy Master and Prior for their assistance, and all of the Sir Knights who helped with the formation of this new Chapel.

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