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We are the Modern Knights Templar, an Ecumenical Christian and Chivalric charitable Order. We do not claim a direct lineage to the original Knights of the Temple, but we do seek to emulate their positive attributes in our daily lives today. We have adopted two of the original Templar missions of Protecting Christians at Risk particularly in the Holy Land and the Middle East and in Keeping the Road to Jerusalem open to all people as our own.


Affiliated with the International Order (OSMTH)

Grand Priors

Since the founding of the Grand Priory of the United States the following Knights Templar have served as Grand Prior:

Grand Prior XX
Chev. Patrick Michael Carney, GCTJ, GMTJ
Serving from 2016 - present

Grand Prior XIX
COL Chev. Buren Riley Shields III, L.L.M., GCTJ, GMTJ
Serving from 2014 - 2016

Grand Prior XVIII
LTC Chev. Thomas Pelham Curtis II, GCTJ, GMTJ
Serving from 2012 - 2014

Grand Prior XVII:
 CAPT Chevalier Keith H. Larson, GCTJ, GMTJ
Served from 2010 - 2012

Grand Prior XVI
COL Chev. Wayne J. McGrath, GCTJ, GMTJ
Served from 2008 - 2010

Grand Prior XV: (and OSMTH Grand Commander Emeritus) (Deceased)
MG Chev. Robert C.G. Disney, GCTJ, GMTJ
Served from 2006 - 2008

Grand Prior XIV
COL Chev. David N. Appleby, GCTJ, GMTJ
Served from 2004 - 2006 

Grand Prior XIII (and currently International Grand Master of OSMTH):
BG Chev. Patrick E. Rea, GCTJ, GMTJ
Served 2002 - 2004

Grand Prior XII:
RADM Andrew Patrick O'Rourke, GCTJ, GMTJ (Deceased)
Served 2000 - 2002

Grand Prior XI:
BG Chev. Stewart Boone McCarty, GCTJ, GMTJ (Deceased)
Served 1998- 2000

Grand Prior X (OSMTH Grand Master Emeritus):
RADM Chev. James J. Carey, GCTJ, GMTJ
Served 1996-1998

Grand Prior IX:
COL Chev. Donald Roderick Perkins, GCTJ, GMTJ (Deceased)
Served 1994-1996

Grand Prior VIII:
Chev. Donald Robert Weber, GCTJ, GMTJ (Deceased)
Served 1991-1993

Grand Prior VII:
BG Chev. Robert Francis Dyer, Jr., M.D., GCTJ, GMTJ (Deceased) 
Served 1985-1991

Grand Prior VI:
Chev. Charles Edgar Hires, GCTJ, GMTJ (Deceased)
Served 1981-1984

Grand Prior V:
Chev. F. Daniel LeVert Coleman, GCTJ, GMTJ
Served 1976-1980

Grand Prior IV:
Chev. Gordon Malvern Fair Stick, GCTJ, GMTJ (Deceased)
Served 1972-1976

Grand Prior III:
Chev. John Whelchel Finger, GCTJ, OMTJ (Deceased)
Served 1968-1972

Grand Prior II:
Chev. William Young Pryor, GCTJ, GMTJ (Deceased)
Served 1965-1968

Grand Prior I:
Chev. Crolian William Edelen (Deceased)
Served 1962-1965

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