The 2022 Eminent Commander Jeff J. Carroll welcomes you to the Austin based Commandery. Colorado Commandery No.4 was granted a charter by the Grand Commandery Knights Templar of Texas on June 23, 1855.

The Commandery meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30pm for the Stated Meeting. Please check the York Rite Temple calendar for up to date meetings.

Commandery Orders

Within the Commandery the degrees are called Orders due to their chivalric association. While Masonry requires a belief in deity, the chivalric orders are open to those who are Christian. There are three orders that make up the Commandery Orders as directed by the Grand Commandery Knights Templar of Texas.

Order of the Red Cross

"An Order emphasizing the lesson of truth. Elements of this Order were practiced in Ancient Lodges before the final form of the Master Mason Degree came into use." (Source:

The Order of Malta

"An Order emphasizing the lesson of faith. This Order requires the Mason to profess and practice the Christian faith. The pass degree of the Mediterranean Pass, or Knight of St. Paul prepares the candidate for the Order by introducing the lesson and example of the unfearing and faithful martyr of Christianity. The Order is centered on allegorical elements of the Knights of Malta, inheritors of the medieval Knights Hospitaller." (Source:

Order of The Temple

"An Order emphasizing the lessons of self-sacrifice and reverence. It is meant to rekindle the spirit of the medieval Knights Templar devotion and self-sacrifice to Christianity." "The ritual is most impressive, and more emphasis is placed on the solemnity and reverence associated with the Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension of Christ. The presiding body is a Commandery, and the presiding officer is a Commander (titled Eminent)." (Source: with edits)