NOVA VITA
Tabernacle No LXXIII
Manassa, Virginia

BRIEF DESCRIPTION
The Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests is an honorary and invitational organization with membership limitations and cannot be applied for. Members are selected and extended invitations on the basis of outstanding performance as a Commander of a Commandery of Knights Templar. The order has historic roots in England that trace back to 1786, with references back to 1686, the traditional year of revival. The “Priestly Order” was referred to within the ceremonies of “The High Knights Templar” in Ireland in 1755. There are records of the conferral of this Order in the United States during the 1800’s but the authority is unknown. The Grand College of America, Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests was formed in the United States in 1931. The limit of Regular Members in a Tabernacle is 33. The number of Tabernacles in a state is dependent on the number of active Commanderies in each state.

KP Thomas G. Little
Very Eminent Preceptor – 2022-2023
Meets the 1st Saturday in June and
the Saturday after
Thanksgiving Annual Meeting
in Manassas, Virginia
For Official Information
Contact the Registrar:
James B. Bartley, KC at jb.bart@outlook.com

OFFICERS for 2022-2023
OFFICE NAME
Preceptor Thomas G. Little
Deputy Preceptor Daniel W. Thompson
Registrar James B. Bartley, KC
Seventh Pillar Romulo M. Capuno
Sixth Pillar Mark T. Pennypacker, Sr
Fifth Pillar Rev. Richard E. Saunders
Fourth Pillar Michael T. Huff
Third Pillar Peter S. Jensen
Second Pillar Joe G. Broce
First Pillar Matthew S. Bourelle
Inner Guard Vincent J. Faraci
Outer Guard Jeremy B. Utt
Prelate Carl E. Weaver

LIVING PAST PRECEPTORS
and KNIGHT COMMANDERS
1998 * John R. Wigglesworth, Jr
2000 * Edwin R. Carpenter, Jr
2001 * Walter P. Benesch
2007 * Charles W. Wagner
2010 * Mark W. Underwood
2011 James W. Golladay, Jr
2012 James B. Bartley
2014 Raymond D. Steele
2016 Donald L. McAndrews
2017 David C. Morris
2018 John W. Bullach, Jr
2019-2021 Joel D. Ratliff, Sr
2021-2022 Jason W. Lotz

* Emeritus Members