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“FURTHER LIGHT IN FREEMASONRY” PRESENTED BY York Rite of Wisconsin
Masonic Light of the York Rite In the Beginning, God said “Let there be light and there was light!” In the Beginning, God said “Let there be light and there was light!”
Masonic Light of the York Rite You represented Hiram Abif and received a Substitute Word Continue the York Rite path of knowledge to find the long lost Master’s Word You represented Hiram Abif and received a Substitute Word Continue the York Rite path of knowledge to find the long lost Master’s Word
Who is Eligible To Join Members in Good Standing of our Symbolic (or “Blue”) Lodges
Why the York Rite? Because one or more of the following describe YOU... I am a Mason I Believe Freemasonry is a Progressive Science I am a Respected Leader I Possess High Standards of Integrity I Support Worthy Causes I have a Fraternal Belief in Principles I am ready to Travel a Delightful New Road I Believe in Continued Masonic Education
What is the YORK RITE? A Series of Masonic Degrees and Orders Exemplifies and explains teachings not addressed in the Symbolic Lodge: Historical Backgrounds Ancient Craft Customs Rich in pageantry and color Dramatically presented in full regalia/costumes
“Royal Arch Masonry” CHAPTER Four Capitular Degrees: Mark Master Past Master (Virtual) Most Excellent Master Royal Arch
The Royal Arch Degree was maintained as a part of the Craft until the 18th Century. As Craftsmen you will learn how to collect your wages, assist in the rebuilding of the Temple, find the Master’s Word, and learn where it was placed before the death of our Grand Master Hiram Abif.
“Cryptic Masonry” COUNCIL Three Cryptic Degrees: Royal Master Select Master Super Excellent Master Although optional, is mandatory to hold office
As a Royal Master you will have a discussion with Hiram Abif about his mortality. How and why was the word saved, what happened prior to its discovery, by whom, and for what purpose? The answers to these questions can be found as a Select Master.
“The Knights Templar” COMMANDERY Three Chivalric Orders Order of the Red Cross Order of Malta Order of the Temple
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.
YORK RITE Philanthropies Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons Royal Arch Research Assistance Grand Chapter of Wisconsin Foundation Grand Council Cryptic Masons Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation Grand Council Charity Endowment Fund Grand Commandery Knights Templar Knights Templar Eye Foundation Holy Land Pilgrimage/Endowment Fund Education Foundation
Are Cordially Invited to Join! We meet monthly in a setting like that of a Symbolic Lodge, each has its own distinct ritual Chapters, Councils, and Commanderies located all over the state Initiation Fees range from $ to $ Annual dues range from $25.00 to $ inclusive Dues vary from organization to organization “YOU”
Be a Part of History
Take Action! A Special Time to Become a Member Continued Masonic Education Knighting in a New Century Sign a Petition, Why Wait You Will Not Be Disappointed! “Now”
Travel the road of Further Masonic Light YORK RITE MASONRY
Ask for a Petition Brought to you by the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons Grand Council of Cryptic Masons Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of the State of Wisconsin For More Information, Contact: A Masonic Leader you Respect, and/or The Grand York Rite of Wisconsin Sunset Drive Dousman, WI (262)