Part 5: The Order of St. John of Jerusalem

From Malta’s location, it has always been a strategic position for any expanding power moving either east or west through the sea lanes or as a stepping stone  north / south route to or from the Italian peninsula.   In 1560’s, the expanding military power of the Ottoman Empire, under Sultan Suleiman, developed a military strategy to continue its expansion to the west.   Annually, the Ottoman armies would range out into the west from its base in Istanbul (formerly Constantinople), primarily into the Balkans, but the Ottoman’s took a new route.  Moslem fleets working out of North Africa had been successful in raiding, but not powerful enough to occupy the lands raided in the western Mediterranean Sea.

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District Deputy Grand Master Saratoga-Warren District 1998-2000; Grand Lodge Leadership Services Committee; Leadership Development Course Coordinator; Vice Chairman Grand Master's Educational Task Force; Vice Chairman Grand Lodge Child ID Committee; District Deputy Grand High Priest 14th Capitular District; Grand Master of the 1st Veil 2010; Grand Master 2nd Veil 2011; Grand Master 3rd Veil 2012 Grand Royal Arch Captain 2013 Grand Principal Sojourner 2014 Grand Captain of the Host 2015 Warren County Historical Society Board of Trustees; Queensbury Masonic Historical Society Charter Member; State Chairman Lodges & Buildings Committee Deputy Grand Master's Advisory Committee
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