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Friday, May 25, 2012

Knights Templar floor work

Temple Commandery Number 4 in Des Moines, Iowa has the privilege of opening the One Hundred Forty-Eighth Annual Conclave of the Grand Commandery Knights Templar of Iowa next weekend. Iowa's Right Eminent Grand Commander, Sir Knight Rusty Hill,  is a member of Temple Commandery so we have the honor of opening the Conclave. As a new Sir Knight, I volunteered to assist with the opening, in part because I thought it would be an opportunity to learn more of the ritual and get to know the guys in my Commandery.

I've had a lot of fun learning the ritual and especially the floor work. The verbal part of the ritual isn't too difficult and the floor work is unique since we use swords throughout. So far, I haven't nicked anyone with the sword, but stay tuned- our practices are not done yet!

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