Companions and Sir Knights:

We are pleased to extend a cordial invitation to you and your lady to attend the 2018 Arizona Grand Sessions being held from August 8-11, 2018.  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, again, be the Hilton Phoenix - Mesa Hotel in Mesa, AZ.  We have obtained a special group rate of $79 per night (plus applicable taxes, single/double occupancy).  Please mention ARIZONA GRAND YORK RITE, group code "AGY", when you make your reservations..

The 2018 sessions will be scheduled as follows:

  • Vespers Service — Wednesday, August 8
  • Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of Arizona — Thursday, August 9
  • Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of Arizona — Friday, August 10
  • Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Arizona — Saturday, August 11
  • Installations will be held on the corresponding afternoons at 3:30 PM.

Annual Meetings of the Order of High Priesthood, Order of the Silver Trowel and the Past Commanders Association will be on the morning corresponding to the appropriate Grand body.

The Holy Land Pilgrimage Dinner will be held Thursday evening at Oriental Lodge No. 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 desired 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 on the Registration form.  The deadline for registration is 11:59 pm, July 31, 2018 ... there will be a $10 late fee for registrations after that date  If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Registrar, David Miller (his information is on the Registration form) 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,


Joseph F. Zito
Most Excellent Grand High Priest
Grand Chapter
of Royal Arch Masons of Arizona

Donald M. Moyer
Most Illustrious Grand Master
Grand Council
of Cryptic Masters of Arizona

Hamilton T. "Zach" Zachary
Right Eminent Grand Commander
Grand Commandery
of Knights Templar of Arizona