4In the Beginning, God said Masonic Light of the York RiteIn the Beginning, God said“Let there be light andthere was light!”
5Masonic Light of the York Rite You represented Hiram Abif and received a Substitute WordContinue the York Rite path of knowledge to find thelong lost Master’s Word
6Who is Eligible To Join Members in Good Standing of ourSymbolic (or “Blue”) Lodges
7Why the York Rite?Because one or more of the following describe YOU ...I am a MasonI Believe Freemasonry is a Progressive ScienceI am a Respected LeaderI Possess High Standards of IntegrityI Support Worthy CausesI have a Fraternal Belief in PrinciplesI am ready to Travel a Delightful New RoadI Believe in Continued Masonic Education
8What is the YORK RITE? A Series of Masonic Degrees and Orders Exemplifies and explains teachings not addressed in the Symbolic Lodge:Historical BackgroundsAncient Craft CustomsRich in pageantry and colorDramatically presented in full regalia/costumes
10The 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.
11“Cryptic Masonry” COUNCIL Three Cryptic Degrees:Royal MasterSelect MasterSuper Excellent MasterAlthough optional, is mandatory to hold office
12As 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.
13“The Knights Templar” COMMANDERY Three Chivalric OrdersOrder of the Red CrossOrder of MaltaOrder of the Temple
14Assist at the Rebuilding of the 2nd Temple. What is the origin of the Knights Templar?Be Dubbed and Created a member of theValiant and Magnanimous Order of the Temple.
15YORK RITE Philanthropies Grand Chapter Royal Arch MasonsRoyal Arch Research AssistanceGrand Chapter of Wisconsin FoundationGrand Council Cryptic MasonsCryptic Masons Medical Research FoundationGrand Council Charity Endowment FundGrand Commandery Knights TemplarKnights Templar Eye FoundationHoly Land Pilgrimage/Endowment FundEducation Foundation
16Are Cordially Invited to Join! “YOU”We meet monthly in a setting like that of a Symbolic Lodge, each has its own distinct ritualChapters, Councils, and Commanderies located all over the stateInitiation Fees range from $ to $150.00Annual dues range from $25.00 to $ inclusiveDues vary from organization to organization
18Take Action! A Special Time to Become a Member Continued Masonic EducationKnighting in a New CenturySign a Petition , Why WaitYou Will Not Be Disappointed!“Now”
19Travel the road of Further Masonic Light YORK RITE MASONRY
20Ask for a Petition Brought to you by the of the State of Wisconsin Grand Chapter of Royal Arch MasonsGrand Council of Cryptic MasonsGrand Commandery of Knights Templarof the State of WisconsinFor More Information, Contact:A Masonic Leader you Respect, and/orThe Grand York Rite of Wisconsin36275 Sunset DriveDousman, WI 53118(262)