The Commander's Message from the East

            Dear Sir Knights,

           This is truly an honor to be elected commander of Kensington-Kadosh Commandery.

           I will serve this Commandery to the best of my abilities.
           I would like to thank everyone that has supported me along the way.

           Echoing Sir Knight Harry J. Smith, Right Eminent Grand Commander of Knights Templar of Pennsylvania
           in keeping with “Our Basic Tenets:”

           Let us not be like this person “I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in;
           naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.” - Matthew 25:43

           This year I am going focus on a few things:

           1. Call absent Sir Knights, and Sir Knights that have been suspended. My goal is to have 5 Sir Knights
           return to the meetings. I challenge each Sir Knight in this room to do their best to bring back
           at least 1 member and/or submit a petition for membership, invite a friend in.
           I am planning to have a table commandery, I believe this will help get Brothers interested in commandery.

           2. Collect clothing (socks, t-shirts, underwear, jackets, etc.) to help Lower Bucks County Hospital,
           especially the behavior health unit.

           3. Donate to feed the hungry.

           4. Collect paper for Saint Ephraim’s grade school,
           this helps to support programs the school runs for the children.
           “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.” - Psalm 127:3

           5. We will remember pets and what they do to help our fellow man by helping them this year.
           “A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast. But the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.”
            - Proverbs 12:10

           Covid caused us to stumble and our numbers shrank. I want to bring back the want for the members
           to come to the monthly conclaves. To enjoy the fellowship that we share.

           I want Kensington-Kadosh to be well known in Jenkintown, and also throughout all of Pennsylvania as
           one of the premier commanderies, if not the top commandery in Pennsylvania.
           Remember, the lead horse in the pack has the best view. Let us be that lead horse.

           In Hoc Signo Vinces!

            Yours in Knightly Service,
            S.K. Albert H. Eschert, Commander
            Kensington-Kadosh Commandery No. 54