The Lone Star Grand Commandery, Order of the Knights Templar of Texas and its Jurisdiction, and Constituent Bodies, is hereby declared to be, and is defined to be , a charitable institution that extends its charity or relief to worthy persons and its own members in accord with its own fixed adopted laws, rules and ancient customs.  Therefore, Relief or Charity shall not be paid to the Estate of a Sir Knight, and no debts, due bills, noes or obligations given by a Sir Knight in his life time shall ever be recognized by the Grand Commandery.

PURPOSE:  The purpose of the Lone Star Grand Commandery, Order of the Knights Templar is to control and regulate the practice Knights Templar Masonry throughout its jurisdiction, in accordance with immemorial usages of this Ancient and Honorable Order, and to advance the moral and social interests of its membership’s honesty, industry, and upright living; to cultivate the exercise of charity in its best and broadest sense; to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and bind the wounds of the afflicted; to assist the Widows and Orphans of its decease Sir Knights; to stimulate friendship, harmony and brotherly love and generally, to promote in its own way, the happiness of mankind.

It is a fraternity of good men, linked and bound together by honorable and unbreakable bonds of friendship and virtue, and to accomplish the noble purpose it eschews all interest in fractional politics and sectarian religion and free from the dictation of both.

MISSION STATEMENT:  The Lone Star Grand Commandery, Order of the Knights Templar of Texas is a non-profit organization which embodies and attractive system of morality, veiled in allegory, and illustrated by symbols.  The fraternity, founded upon Christian principles established in the Holy Bible, strives to teach a man the duty he owes to God, his neighbor, and to himself; but interferes neither with religion or politics as it prescribes the practice of virtues in the conduct of its business.  The foundation is Character.  Its purpose is Service.  It measure is giving.  Making “Good Men Better” perpetuates it foundation.  Its purpose is service, which is rendered to the people of Texas to improve their social, cultural, and economic conditions.

The mission statement is promulgated by The Lone Star Grand Commandery, Order of the Knights Templar of Texas as Its Jurisdictions and Constituent Bodies, and the subordinate Commanderies owing obedience to the same, and by its Supreme Authority.