Ancient and Heroic Order of the

Tennessee Synod # 1

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Next meeting Monday 11-30-2015 at 7:00pm at the Cookeville Masonic Lodge.

Tennessee Synod # 1 of the Ancient and Heroic Order of the Gordian Knot is a Masonic Body predicated on membership of the 3 of Symbolic Masonry from a lodge recognized by the Grand Lodge of Tennessee. Most Worshipful Grand Master Thomas Boduch granted dispensation on May 04, 2010 and received its charter from the Supreme Grand Synod of the Ancient and Heroic Order of the Gordian Knot on October 25, 2010.

The ritual of the order is loosely based on the events which took place during the time of Alexander the Great during his excursion to Gordium. The ritual was written by Bro. Varick Steele while he was working as a civilian employee in Germany in the 1960s. Bro. Varick was active in the York Rite in Germany and rose to the office of Most Excellent Grand High Priest of Germany during his tenure in the country.

There are four officers of the Synod who act as the executive committee and must hold the rank of Knight Templar in the York Rite or be a 32 Master of the Royal Secret of the A.: A.: S.: R.:.

Tennessee Synod meets when the officers feel that there is sufficient interest to hold a meeting to create members and perpetuate the organization.