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The York Rite of Freemasonry The Symbolic Lodge The Symbolic Lodge A Chapter of Royal Arch Masons A Chapter of Royal Arch Masons A Council of Royal & Select.

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1 The York Rite of Freemasonry The Symbolic Lodge The Symbolic Lodge A Chapter of Royal Arch Masons A Chapter of Royal Arch Masons A Council of Royal & Select Masters A Council of Royal & Select Masters A Commandery of Knights Templar A Commandery of Knights Templar

2 The Symbolic Lodge is the Foundation

3 A continuation of the Work The York Rite is foundational in it’s approach The York Rite is foundational in it’s approach Many of the questions from the Symbolic Lodge are answered in the Chapter & Council Degrees Many of the questions from the Symbolic Lodge are answered in the Chapter & Council Degrees

4 A Chapter of Royal Arch Masons Comprised of Four Degrees Comprised of Four Degrees Mark Master Mark Master Past Master Past Master Most Excellent Master Most Excellent Master Royal Arch Degree Royal Arch Degree Taken as a whole the theme of the Chapter Degrees may be summarized in a single word RECOVERY

5 The Mark Masters Degree Considered by many to be one of the oldest degrees in Masonry Considered by many to be one of the oldest degrees in Masonry The Candidate represents a Fellow Craft Mason The Candidate represents a Fellow Craft Mason The Degree teaches us to look for the value in all things and to be mindful of the importance of the contributions of others

6 The Past Master’s Degree Originally, the Royal Arch degree could only be conferred upon those who served as Masters of their Symbolic Lodge The Degree now confers the symbolic title of Past Master First conferred in England in 1768

7 The Most Excellent Masters Degree Here we see the completion and dedication of the Temple

8 The Royal Arch Degree The Royal Arch Degree compliments the Master Masons Degree The Climax of Ancient Craft Masonry Without the Royal Arch Degree the Master’s Degree Is A song that is half sung, a tale partly told or a promise unfulfilled Holiness to the Lord

9 Council of Royal & Select Masters Comprised of Two Degrees Comprised of Two Degrees Royal Master Royal Master Select Master Select Master Based on events that occurred before the Royal Arch Degree and after the Third Degree of the symbolic Lodge Based on events that occurred before the Royal Arch Degree and after the Third Degree of the symbolic Lodge Taken as a whole the theme of the Council Degrees may be summarized in a single word PRESERVATION

10 Royal Masters Degree A young Craftsman named Adoniram is the central character A young Craftsman named Adoniram is the central character How the word will be preserved How the word will be preserved This degree takes place prior to and shortly following the Master Mason’s Degree

11 Select Master’s Degree We must set a good watch over our words and actions and attachment to duty thus the principles of Masonry will result in advancement in life and Masonry The heart of this degree is FIDELITY

12 The Orders of a Commandery of Knights Templar The Illustrious Order of the Red Cross The Illustrious Order of the Red Cross The Order of Malta The Order of Malta The Order of the Temple The Order of the Temple These Orders may be summarized as CONTINUATION

13 The Illustrious Order of the Red Cross The First of the Commandery Orders The First of the Commandery Orders Founded upon Truth Founded upon Truth Dramatizes the freeing of the Jewish captives after 70 years of slavery Dramatizes the freeing of the Jewish captives after 70 years of slavery Truth a Divine Attribute and the foundation of all Virtues

14 The Order of Malta The first of the Masonic Degrees to apply the precepts of Christianity The first of the Masonic Degrees to apply the precepts of Christianity Traces the history of the Knights Hospitaller Traces the history of the Knights Hospitaller Also known as Knights of St. John of Rhoades, and of Cyprus

15 The Order of the Temple The Crowning Glory of the York Rite “The most solemn and impressive experience in Masonry”

16 The Order of the Temple The way of Jesus of Nazareth through The way of Jesus of Nazareth through His Life His Life His Death His Death His Resurrection His Resurrection His Ascension His Ascension “Every Christian Mason, should be a Knight Templar”

17 York Rite Charities Royal Arch Research Assistance Royal Arch Research Assistance Research into Central Auditory Problems Research into Central Auditory Problems Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation Cardiovascular & Arteriolosclerosis Research Cardiovascular & Arteriolosclerosis Research Knights Templar Eye Foundation Knights Templar Eye Foundation Research Grants Research Grants Correctable Eye Surgeries Correctable Eye Surgeries Senior Eye Car Program Senior Eye Car Program

18 The York Rite of Freemasonry A journey waiting to begin A journey waiting to begin For more information please visit Select “Join Us” “Grand Recorders”


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