WELCOME ! “ FURTHER LIGHT IN MASONRY ” PRESENTED BY SOUTHEASTERN YORK RITE CONFERENCE
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 the Adopted Word. Continue the York Rite road of Knowledge to find the Master Mason’s Word.
Who is Eligible To Join Members in Good Standing of our Symbolic “Blue” Lodges
Why We Are Here n You Might Be a Christian Mason n Believe Masonry Is A Progressive Science n Are Respected Leaders n Possess High Standards of Integrity n Support Worthy Causes n Fraternal Belief In Principles n Ready To Travel A Delightful New Road n Your Belief in Continued Education
What is the YORK RITE ? n A Series of Masonic Degrees and Orders n Exemplifies and Explains Teachings: –Historical Backgrounds –Ancient Craft Customs –Not Explained in the Symbolic Lodge n Rich in Pageantry and Color n Dramatically Presented in Full Regalia n No “Memory” or “Work” Lectures
The Royal Arch Degree was maintained as a part of the Craft until the 18th Century. As Craftsmen you will find the Master Mason’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)
“Every Christian Mason Should be a Knight Templar” Assist at the Rebuilding of the 2 nd Temple. What is 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 n Royal Arch Research Assistance n Grand Council Cryptic Masons n Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation n Grand Commandery Knights Templar n Knights Templar Eye Foundation
“ YOU ” Are Cordially Invited To Join! n We Meet Monthly –Day__________ n Annual Dues Are $25.00 to $100.00 n [ Dues will vary around each State ] –All Three Bodies Inclusive n Initiation Fee ___________