Ritual and tactics are an inherent part of Templary. The striking uniform, sword and chapeau, once the face of freemasonry, should be instantly recognizable to every man and Mason and all who wear it should do so with respect, knowledge of the ritual and proficiency of the tactics. Every Commandery should encourage at least one member to be proficient in the Order of the Red Cross, one in the Order of Malta and one in the Order of the Temple. And each should work towards becoming a Certified Instructor. The process of becoming a Certified Instructor is no simple task, but should not be shied away from. Just like the coaching we are all accustomed to, it is the continued opportunity to work with a mentor to exercise the mind, enjoy fraternal comradery and gain a more thorough understanding of the lessons of this valiant and magnanimous order.
The Certified Instructor Forms may be downloaded here RED CROSS - MALTA - TEMPLE.
The Ritual and Tactics Committee will permit an applicant to certify for the Illustrious Order of the Red Cross, the Order of Malta, and the Order of the Temple, separately and in any sequence, provided that each of the requirements are accordingly met. Using the Certified Instructors Forms as a checklist the Certified Instructor/Inspector or Certified Instructor should place his initials on the form as the Applicant completes each of the requirements.
After a Certified Instructor's Form is completed it is mailed or e-mailed to the Chairman of the Ritual and Tactics Committee for the preparation of the Certificate and jewel.
The Certificate will be signed by the Grand Commander and presented to the Applicant along with the jewel.
The Certificate issued shall show the date on which the certificate was made for each Order. Such certificate shall expire five years after date shown, renewable by a complete re-certification only.
The present Chairman of Ritual and Tactics is:
John M. Walston, Jr.
3208 Farrington Dr.
Indian Trail, NC 28079
REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR:
ILLUSTRIOUS ORDER OF THE RED CROSS
Obligation or Vow, Jewish Pass, Persian Countersign, Red Cross Word, the Sign, the Grip and the Word of a Companion of the Illustrious Order of the Red Cross
ORDER OF MALTA
Password of Mediterranean Pass, Grand Word of Mediterranean Pass, Obligation or Vow
Investiture of the Maltese Cross, Admonition on line 30, Page 77, Sign of a Knight of Malta
Grip of a Knight of Malta, Grand Hailing Sign of a Knight of Malta, Grand Token, Grand Word,
Grand Word of a Knight of Malta, Passwords, Sacred Word
ORDER OF THE TEMPLE
Commandery Opening and Closing, Working Knowledge of NC Supplement, Sword Salute,
Hand Salute, Order Swords, Wield Swords, Knowledge of Sword Manual, Kneel at Triangle,
Obligation or Vow, Pilgrims Warrior Word, Pilgrims Penitent Word, Immaculate Word,
First Four Libations, Fifth Libation, Charge and Relighting Taper, Knighting a Candidate,
Flag to Triangle and Return, Remaining Attributes.
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: The latest Ritual issued by Grand Encampment, the latest North Carolina Supplement and the first alternate in the pronunciation guide in the back of the Grand Encampment Ritual are the standards to be used. After completion of the examination the Examiner will return the completed forms to the Chairman of the Ritual and Tactics Committee.
Certified Instructor Forms
Illustrious Order of the RED CROSS - Order of MALTA - Order of the TEMPLE