York Rite Archives

August 1, 2007

Levant Preceptory Meeting


The Levant Preceptory of Raper Commandery, Indiana's only medieval reenactment Masonic Knights Templar organization will hold a practice on Sunday, August 5th at 2:00PM on the 2nd floor of Indiana Freemasons' Hall, members, please bring all kit (helmets, maille, swords, etc) along with surcoat material.

Interested in joining us? See our website at, or contact Sir Knight Jim Dillman

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August 10, 2007

Honoring the Grand Commander


Eminent Commander Sir Knight Phillip A. Garver, the Sir Knights of Raper Commandery #1, and the Ladies of the Social Order of the Beauceant #90 cordially invite all Sir Knights, brother Masons, and their Ladies to attend a dinner honoring Raper Commandery’s own Sir Knight Andrew R. Jackson in his quality as the Right Eminent Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Indiana. The dinner will be held on Friday, September 14 at 6:30 PM in the Damenverein Room of the Rathskeller restaurant. located at 401 E. Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN.

Cost: $30 per person

Dress: Semi-formal (jacket and tie for gentlemen)

RSVP: Not later than September 3, 2007

Reservations should include a check for payment of your meal and should be sent to:

Wayne Williams, Recorder
3901 Mistletoe Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46237

We have seating for a maximum of ninety guests, so please make your reservation promptly. We regret that we will not be able to accommodate anyone without a reservation. Alcoholic beverages will be available at the Rathskeller bar on a cash basis. For further information, contact Wayne Williams at 317-882-9278 or e-mail waynegwsr - at - aol - dot - com.

-- Jim Dillman

February 17, 2011

Medieval Knights of Raper Commandery's Levant Preceptory


The Sir Knights of Raper Commandery No. 1's medieval period degree group, Levant Preceptory, are featured in a new documentary to air on Canadian television, "Templars Last Stand." Levant's knights were interviewed and then shown performing a special public ceremony written by Sir Knight Jim Dillman commemorating the night before the arrest of the medieval order in France in 1307.


The production company traveled to Jerusalem, Rome, Syria, England and Indianapolis, and staged battle scenes in Morocco in this quite lavish and well-produced show.


The program will be aired in the United States on the National Geographic Channel later in the year.


On camera interviews included Sir Knights John Bridegroom, Jim Dillman, Gary Messer Al Martinez and Chris Hodapp, and scenes featured the 7th floor Commandery Asylum at Indiana Freemasons' Hall, as well as the Gothic Tyler's Room of the Indianapolis Scottish Rite Cathedral.

(Images Copyright 2010 Arcadia Entertainment)

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