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.

KC Jason W. Lotz
Very Eminent Preceptor – 2021-2022
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 2021-2022
Preceptor KC Jason W. Lotz
Deputy Preceptor KP Thomas G. Little
Registrar KC James B. Bartley
Seventh Pillar KP Daniel W. Thompson
Sixth Pillar KP Romulo M. Capuno
Fifth Pillar KP Mark T. Pennypacker, Sr
Fourth Pillar KP (Rev) Richard E. Saunders
Third Pillar KP Michael T. Huff
Second Pillar KP Peter S. Jensen
First Pillar KP Joe G. Broce
Inner Guard KP Matthew S. Bourelle
Outer Guard KP Vincent J. Faraci
Prelate KP Jeremy B. Utt

LIVING PAST PRECEPTORS
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
2020/21 Joel D. Ratliff, Sr

* Emeritus Members