YORK RITE Knights Templar (Commandery ) Cryptic Council  (Royal & Select Masters) Royal Arch (Chapter) SOCIAL GROUPS Knigh...
A Masonic Informational Presentation   Illustrious Grand  Sentinel  of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Fl...
The First or Entered Apprentice Degree <ul><li>Th e degree of an Initiate, which makes one a Mason. </li></ul>No Freemason...
The Second or Fellow Craft Degree <ul><li>Growing, learning and becoming: </li></ul>An intermediate degree, involved with ...
The third or Master Mason degree, represents the attainment of the  highest rank  in all of Masonry. Every Master Mason  s...
WELCOME ! Brothers PRESENTED BY The Grand York Rite  Bodies of Florida  “ FURTHER  LIGHT  IN  MASONRY ”
Masonic Light of the York Rite   In the Beginning, God said “ Let there be light and there was light!”
Masonic Light You represented Hiram Abif and received the adopted word. You can continue the Masonic road of Knowledge, yo...
Who  is  Eligible  To   Join <ul><li>Members in Good Standing   </li></ul><ul><li>of  our </li></ul><ul><li>Symbolic “Blue...
Structure of the York Rite <ul><li>Commandery of Knights Templar </li></ul>Chapter of Royal Arch Masons Council of Cryptic...
Why  We  Are  Here <ul><li>A belief in Masonic Fraternal Principles. </li></ul>A belief that the door to prosperity is lab...
What is the YORK  RITE ? <ul><li>A  Series  of  Masonic  Degrees  and  Orders </li></ul><ul><li>Exemplifies  and  Explains...
Benefit to You being a  York Rite Mason <ul><li>Extended Life Long Lessons. </li></ul><ul><li>Completing the Education fro...
“ Royal  Arch  Masonry” CHAPTER <ul><li>Four  Capitular  Degrees: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mark  Master </li></ul></ul></...
This Degree was maintained by the blue lodges as the 4 th  degree until the 18th Century. As Craftsmen you will find the M...
“  Cryptic  Masonry ” COUNCIL One Optional Degree Super  Excellent  Master Two  required  Degrees Royal Master Select Master
As a  Royal Master  you will have a discussion  with Hiram Abif about mortality. As a  Select Master  you will learn: How ...
Super  Excellent  Degree The Super Excellent Degree is one of the most dramatic degrees in the York Rite. A Betrayal of  F...
Assist at the Rebuilding of the 2 nd  Temple. Be Dubbed and Created a member of the  Valiant and Magnanimous Order of the ...
“  The  Chivalric  Orders ” COMMANDERY The Commandery of Knights Templar Confers Three Orders Order of Red Cross Order of ...
Templar  Activities <ul><li>College  Templar Scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Easter, Ascension and Christmas Observances  <...
History of the Knights Templar <ul><li>Founded in 1119 in Jerusalem </li></ul><ul><li>1309 DeMolay burned at the stake in ...
Rosslyn Chapel 1446, Scotland
Knights Templar Candidate &
YORK  RITE Philanthropies   Grand  Chapter  Royal  Arch  Masons Royal  Arch  Research  Assistance Grand  Council  Cryptic ...
Action Requested ! <ul><li>Continued  Masonic  Education ! </li></ul><ul><li>Sign  A  Petition  “Now”  !  </li></ul><ul><l...
“  YOU ” Are Cordially Invited To Join! <ul><li>We  Meet  Monthly at Eola Lodge 207 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eureka Chapter N...
Sponsored on behalf of Masons EVERYWHERE! You must become the change   You want to see!
The Path to the York Rite Traveling the Road to Futher Masonic Light
Reference’s & Thanks   <ul><li>Indiana York Rite Grand Bodies – Andrew (Andy) Jackson Grand Commander 07-08 </li></ul>THAN...
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  1. 1. YORK RITE Knights Templar (Commandery ) Cryptic Council (Royal & Select Masters) Royal Arch (Chapter) SOCIAL GROUPS Knights of the York Cross of Honor Knight Masons York Rite College Order of the Purple Cross Allied Masonic Degrees Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests ANCIENT CRAFT FREEMASONRY Order of the Eastern Star WOMEN’S ORDERS Order of the Amaranth Red Cross of Constantine Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis The Royal Order Of Scotland 33 o Supreme Council 4 o through 32 o SCOTTISH RITE 33 o Honorary YOUTH GROUPS DeMolay (boys) Rainbow (girls) Job’s Daughters (girls) Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine Mystic Order Of Veiled Prophets Of the Enchanted Realm (Grotto) White Shrine Of Jerusalem Social Order Of Beauceant (Templars) Tall Cedars of Lebanon National Sojourners High Twelve Daughters Of the Nile (Shrine) 1- Entered Apprentice 2 – Fellow Craft 3 – Master Mason
  2. 2. A Masonic Informational Presentation Illustrious Grand Sentinel of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Florida. Edited and Produced by: Dayle Schrock Excellent Grand Sentinel of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Florida. Richard Wolfe Production Analyst:
  3. 3. The First or Entered Apprentice Degree <ul><li>Th e degree of an Initiate, which makes one a Mason. </li></ul>No Freemason is told that there is only one meaning to the allegories; as a Freemason works through the degrees and studies their lessons, he interprets them for himself, his personal interpretation being bounded only by the constitution within which he works.
  4. 4. The Second or Fellow Craft Degree <ul><li>Growing, learning and becoming: </li></ul>An intermediate degree, involved with learning. In this degree the ancient craftman studied the sciences, the arts, and nature. a fellow – of – the - craft .
  5. 5. The third or Master Mason degree, represents the attainment of the highest rank in all of Masonry. Every Master Mason stands as an equal before every other Master Mason, regardless of position, class, or other degrees. Even where appendant body degree numbering might imply a hierarchy. These degrees represent a lateral movement in Masonic Education rather than an upward movement. These are not degrees of rank, but rather degrees of instruction . Video Slides York Rite
  6. 6. WELCOME ! Brothers PRESENTED BY The Grand York Rite Bodies of Florida “ FURTHER LIGHT IN MASONRY ”
  7. 7. Masonic Light of the York Rite In the Beginning, God said “ Let there be light and there was light!”
  8. 8. Masonic Light You represented Hiram Abif and received the adopted word. You can continue the Masonic road of Knowledge, your search for more light and the Master Mason’s Word. Through the York Rite Masonic degrees.
  9. 9. Who is Eligible To Join <ul><li>Members in Good Standing </li></ul><ul><li>of our </li></ul><ul><li>Symbolic “Blue” Lodges </li></ul>
  10. 10. Structure of the York Rite <ul><li>Commandery of Knights Templar </li></ul>Chapter of Royal Arch Masons Council of Cryptic Masons
  11. 11. Why We Are Here <ul><li>A belief in Masonic Fraternal Principles. </li></ul>A belief that the door to prosperity is labeled “ SERVICE” A belief in Continuing Education as a way to improve yourself and the craft. ? Service to the Craft” “ A belief in York Rite &
  12. 12. What is the YORK RITE ? <ul><li>A Series of Masonic Degrees and Orders </li></ul><ul><li>Exemplifies and Explains Teachings: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical Backgrounds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ancient Craft Customs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not Explained in the Symbolic Lodge </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rich in Pageantry and Color </li></ul><ul><li>Dramatically Presented in Full Regalia </li></ul><ul><li>No “Memory” or “Work” Lectures </li></ul><ul><li>State Wide Local Bodies within Symbolic Lodges </li></ul>
  13. 13. Benefit to You being a York Rite Mason <ul><li>Extended Life Long Lessons. </li></ul><ul><li>Completing the Education from the first Three Degrees. </li></ul><ul><li>Widening of Your Circle of Friends & Brothers </li></ul><ul><li>Further Growth of Your Personal Experiences. </li></ul>
  14. 14. “ Royal Arch Masonry” CHAPTER <ul><li>Four Capitular Degrees: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mark Master </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Past Master ( Virtual ) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Most Excellent Master </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Royal Arch </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The Climax of Ancient Craft Masonry </li></ul>
  15. 15. This Degree was maintained by the blue lodges as the 4 th degree until the 18th Century. As Craftsmen you will find the Master Mason’s Word and where it was placed after the death of our Grand Master Hiram Abif. Royal Arch Degree
  16. 16. “ Cryptic Masonry ” COUNCIL One Optional Degree Super Excellent Master Two required Degrees Royal Master Select Master
  17. 17. As a Royal Master you will have a discussion with Hiram Abif about mortality. As a Select Master you will learn: How and why the Word was lost, how the lost Word was preserved, how it was discovered, by whom and for what purpose? The answers to these questions can be found in the Royal and Select Master degree.
  18. 18. Super Excellent Degree The Super Excellent Degree is one of the most dramatic degrees in the York Rite. A Betrayal of Friendship It focuses on the betrayal of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, by King Zedekiah of Judah. Everyone who sees this degree can’t help but be touched by God’s prophet Jeremiah.
  19. 19. Assist at the Rebuilding of the 2 nd Temple. Be Dubbed and Created a member of the Valiant and Magnanimous Order of the Temple. The Commandery of Knights Templar
  20. 20. “ The Chivalric Orders ” COMMANDERY The Commandery of Knights Templar Confers Three Orders Order of Red Cross Order of the Temple <ul><ul><li>Order of Malta </li></ul></ul>The Age of Chivalry & Christian Knighthood
  21. 21. Templar Activities <ul><li>College Templar Scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Easter, Ascension and Christmas Observances </li></ul><ul><li>Local Activities and Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership Assistance & Training </li></ul><ul><li>State Associations Involvement </li></ul>
  22. 22. History of the Knights Templar <ul><li>Founded in 1119 in Jerusalem </li></ul><ul><li>1309 DeMolay burned at the stake in France </li></ul><ul><li>1314 On St. John’s Day -Battle of Bannockburn and the creation of the Royal Sovereign Order of Scotland </li></ul><ul><li>Grand Encampment of USA Chartered 1816 </li></ul>
  23. 23. Rosslyn Chapel 1446, Scotland
  24. 24. Knights Templar Candidate &
  25. 25. YORK RITE Philanthropies Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons Royal Arch Research Assistance Grand Council Cryptic Masons Cryptic Masons Medical Foundation Grand Commandery Knights Templar Knights Templar Eye Foundation & Holy Land Pilgrimage
  26. 26. Action Requested ! <ul><li>Continued Masonic Education ! </li></ul><ul><li>Sign A Petition “Now” ! </li></ul><ul><li>Why Wait ! </li></ul>Take the 4 th degree and learn the true word !
  27. 27. “ YOU ” Are Cordially Invited To Join! <ul><li>We Meet Monthly at Eola Lodge 207 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eureka Chapter No.7 and Orlando Council No.5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>meet every month on the second Thursday. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Olivet Commandery No.4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> meets every month on the fourth Thursday </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3200 East Grant Street, Orlando, FL </li></ul><ul><li>(407) 898-3200 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.orlandoyorkrite.org </li></ul>
  28. 28. Sponsored on behalf of Masons EVERYWHERE! You must become the change You want to see!
  29. 29. The Path to the York Rite Traveling the Road to Futher Masonic Light
  30. 30. Reference’s & Thanks <ul><li>Indiana York Rite Grand Bodies – Andrew (Andy) Jackson Grand Commander 07-08 </li></ul>THANKS to: References http//www.wikipedia.com
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