Presentation on theme: "WELCOME ! “ FURTHER LIGHT IN MASONRY ” PRESENTED BY The Grand York Rite of California Permission to modify certain slides for California York Rite use."— Presentation transcript:
WELCOME ! “ FURTHER LIGHT IN MASONRY ” PRESENTED BY The Grand York Rite of California Permission to modify certain slides for California York Rite use was given by Royce (Pete) Peterson the creator of the original presentation
Masonic Light of the York Rite In the Beginning, God said “Let there be light and “Let there be light and there was light!” there was light!”
Masonic Light of the York Rite You represented Hiram Abif and received a substitute for The Lost Master’s Word. Continue the York Rite road of Knowledge to find The Word.
Who is Eligible To Join Members in Good Standing of our Symbolic “Craft” Lodges
Why We Are Here n We Believe Masonry Is A Progressive Science n We Are Respected Leaders n We Possess High Standards of Integrity n We Support Worthy Causes n We Believe In Fraternal Principles n We Are Ready To Travel New Roads n We Believe In Continued Masonic Education
What is the YORK RITE ? n A Series of Masonic Degrees and Orders n They Exemplify and Teach: –Historical Backgrounds –Ancient Craft Customs –New Philosophical Concepts Through Its Symbols n Rich in Pageantry and Color n Dramatically Presented in Full Regalia
The Royal Arch Degree was maintained as a part of the Craft until the 18th Century. As Craftsmen you will find the Lost Master’s Word and where it was placed before the death of our Grand Master Hiram Abif.
As a Royal Master you will have a discussion with Hiram Abif about his mortality. How and why was the Word lost, how was it discovered, by whom and for what purpose? The answers to these questions can be found as a Select Master.
“ Cryptic Masonry ” COUNCIL Two Cryptic Degrees: Two Cryptic Degrees: – Royal Master – Select Master – Super Excellent (Optional)
Assist at the Rebuilding of the 2 nd Temple. Discover the origin of the Knights Templar. Be Dubbed and Created a member of the Valiant and Magnanimous Order of the Temple.
“ The Chivalric Orders ” COMMANDERY n The Commandery of Knights Templar n Confers Three Orders – Order of Red Cross – Order of Malta – Order of the Temple
YORK RITE Philanthropies n Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons – Royal Arch Research Assistance n Grand Council Cryptic Masons – Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation n Grand Commandery Knights Templar – Knights Templar Eye Foundation – Holy Land Pilgrimage for Ministers
“ YOU ” Are Cordially Invited To Join! n All Three Bodies Meet Regularly – Meetings can be Monthly, Quarterly or by Charter n Annual Dues Are $25.00 to $100.00 – Dues will vary around the State n All Three Bodies Inclusive n Initiation Fee Is Set By Group