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The Order of DeMolay

March 14th, 2005

Traditionally for members of the International Order of DeMolay, March 11-18 is observed as DeMolay week. This week DeMolays all over the world will commemorate the 691st Death Anniversary of the last Grand Master of the Knights Templars and the 86th Founding Anniversary of the Order of DeMolay.

This week marks the 691st death anniversary of the hero and martyr whose name we have taken into our lips.

On March 18, 1314, Jacques De Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templars was burned at a stake along with his brother Knight, the Templar Preceptor of Normandy, Guy of Auvergne. Their death was ordered by King Philip IV (the Fair) of France and Pope Clement culminating seven years of persecution and torture of the Knights Templars. They succeeded in destroying one of the most powerful and respected Knightly Orders in history. But the ideals and precepts of the Knights Templar lives on.

Six centuries later, the precept and example of Jacques DeMolay was resurrected. On March 18, 1919, Frank Sherman Land, a Master Mason together with nine young men organized a fraternity based on the ideals of the martyred Grand Master and formally naming it as the Order of DeMolay. Since then, from Kansas City, Missouri, the Order of DeMolay continued its growth initiating new members and instituting new chapters in all states of the continential USA. DeMolay then crossed the oceans and the organization was developed in many countries around the globe. Thousands upon thousands of young men have become members of the Order of DeMolay. Hundreds of members of the Order became prominent figures in their fields and profession, the likes of Walt Disney, John Wayne, John Steinbeck, President Bill Clinton,…etc.

The Order of DeMolay reached the Philippine shores in 1946. The first DeMolay Chapter in Asia, the Jose Abad Santos Chapter was founded in Manila on March 23, 1946. Today the Order of DeMolay in the Philippines has established 70 Chapters all over the country. The Order of DeMolay prides itself to be the most dynamic youth organization of the Masonic Family.

Jacques De Molay lives on. From his funeral pyre, his spirit rose like Phoenix to the hearts of hundreds of thousands of men all over the world who has taken into their lips his sacred name and living up to the Templar tradition of comradeship and fidelity.

I am a member of the Order of DeMolay for 24 years now. And like all my brethren, I will always keep sacred and apart the comradeship and my obligation that binds me to my fraternity.

To my brethren in the Order of DeMolay, I give you my step of greetings, sign of welcome and token of brotherhood. Happy 86th Anniversary!

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  1. April 4th, 2005 at 15:37 | #1

    My Word of Emulation is in the Air my Brother…Belated Happy Anniversary!!! Nice Article..Please visit our chapters humble website..Though not always updated but theres a room for improvement..

    Our main goal is to continue camraderie up to the net..Continues learning and update each one of us in our beloved mother chapter..

    Kudos my Brother!!!

  2. Samuel Bilibit
    April 4th, 2005 at 18:51 | #2

    Thanks for dropping by bro…

    When I clicked on your link this is what appears:

    The page cannot be displayed
    There is a problem with the page you are trying to reach and it cannot be displayed.

  3. April 5th, 2005 at 12:37 | #3

    try to go directly to the site.. http://ccc.1asphost.com/jascdemolay. But it works for me.Drop by there and join the jascdemolay yahoogroup. Theres a lot of brothers there..

  4. July 28th, 2006 at 14:20 | #4

    Atlast, We have now our own domain.

    Visit http://www.jascdemolay.org

  5. Sam
    July 28th, 2006 at 16:31 | #5

    To: Bro. Marvin Perez,

    Thanks for informing me about the new JASC domain. Congratulations!

    I would also like to invite you to visit our website at http://www.msudemolay.org where we have linked the JASC website as well.

    For the good of the Order!

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