Companions and Sir Knights:
We are pleased to extend a cordial invitation to you and your lady to attend the 2023 Arizona Grand Sessions being held from August 16 - 19, 2023. It's time again to gather to conduct the business of the Arizona Grand York Rite Bodies and enjoy the fellowship of Companions and Sir Knights and their ladies from Arizona and visiting jurisdictions.
Our venue for this year will be the Doubletree by Hilton Phoenix Mesa in Mesa, AZ. We have obtained a special group rate of $98.00 per night (plus applicable taxes, single/double occupancy). Please reach out to the hotel at 480-835-5555, opt 1 and use the group code, GYR, when you make your reservations. Hotel Reservation cut-off for the special rate is August 7, 2023.
The 2023 sessions will be scheduled as follows:
- Vespers Service — Wednesday, August 16
- Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Arizona —Thursday, August 17
- Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons — Friday, August 18
- Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of Arizona — Saturday, August 19
- Installations will be held on the corresponding afternoons at 3:00 PM.
Annual Meetings of the Order of High Priesthood, Order of the Silver Trowel and the Past Commanders Association will be at 1:00 PM on the day corresponding to the appropriate Grand body. Petitions may obtained from the Grand Secretary.
The Holy Land Pilgrimage Dinner will be held Thursday evening at Oriental Lodge #20, at 726 N. Center St., Mesa, AZ 85201. The net proceeds generated goes directly to help send ministers from Arizona on a trip of a lifetime to the Holy Land. Appropriate dress for the Holy Land Pilgrimage Dinner is business casual. We will also have a Holy Land program at the dinner.
Our Grand York Rite Banquet and Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday evening and the requested dress is Dark Suit, Tuxedo, Chapter or Council coat and tie or Class A uniform.
Please be sure to register and make your selections for meals by clicking on the Registration tab and registering either On-Line or by Downloading and sending in a form. The deadline for registration is 11:59 pm, August 7, 2023 ... there will be a $10 late fee for registrations after that date. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Registrar, Paul Dore, or any of us. We hope that you will enjoy your attendance at our Grand Sessions and look forward to seeing you here in Mesa!!
Sincerely and Fraternally,
Most Excellent Grand High Priest
of Royal Arch Masons of Arizona
Most Illustrious Grand Master
of Cryptic Masters of Arizona
Right Eminent Grand Commander
of Knights Templar of Arizona