Blue lodge and York Rite

Discussion in 'The York Rite' started by Tyler Atkinson, Jul 30, 2017.

  1. Tyler Atkinson

    Tyler Atkinson Registered User

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    I was just raised and i am considering joining the YR. How much time is required in this body compared to the Blue Lodge? Is there any memorization of degrees?
     
  2. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    That's a good question, brother. But you may not get too many answers to that question. I have heard that a lot of guys are roped into officer positions pretty quick in the RAM, CC and eventually KT.
     
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  3. Derek Harvey

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  4. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    No memorization. Ask how often the bodies meet in your jurisdiction. It varies.
     
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  5. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Good advice.
    Yes, just like the Blue Lodge the Chapter, Council and KT are usually looking for people to serve in elected and appointed positions. However, this is not mandatory. I greatly enjoy the York Rite so I volunteered to serve in all three, which I do.

    Our meetings are held once a month with Chapter and Council meeting on the same night, Council meeting immediately after the Chapter. Each meeting lasting approx. 1 hour.

    In my personal opinion the rituals in the York Rite, most especially the Knights Templar Degree, are the most beautiful in Masonry.
     
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  6. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Congratulations soon to be Companion.
     
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  7. Tyler Atkinson

    Tyler Atkinson Registered User

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    Just what I was looking for! Thanks brothers!
     
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  8. Companion Joe

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    The Chapter and Council complete the story you have already started. You have read three chapters of an 8-9 chapter book, and they aren't necessarily the first three changes.

    The time commitment is entirely up to you.

    You will more than likely have the opportunity to fill officer spots in the coming year, and it is an excellent training ground for when you get into the officer line of the Blue Lodge.
     
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  9. Tyler Atkinson

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    interesting!
     
  10. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Absolutely!
     
  11. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    I would wait awhile, get your feet firmly grounded in your Craft Lodge first.
     
  12. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    I was advised to wait 6 months after being raised and I took the advice.
     
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  13. Bloke

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    What's York Rite ? :p

    *pauses*... I never thought of asking, but would a Chapter of HRA read its ritual ? No so here... I think RAM reads though.. not sure about the others, but I could ask if you wanted to know..
     
  14. Ripcord22A

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    I think he meant that there's no memorization for the degrees....

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  15. goomba

    goomba Neo-Antient Site Benefactor

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    From a recent conversation with Bro. Bloke, RAM here does not mean Royal Arch Mason but Royal Ark Mariner.
     
  16. goomba

    goomba Neo-Antient Site Benefactor

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    I think this is the best thing I've read to explain the degrees and officers of the YR! If we could only convince the General Grand Chapter to sale the training camp idea it would very beneficial to the chapter and lodge.
     
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  17. Bloke

    Bloke Premium Member

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    Thanks
    Correct RAM = Royal Ark Mariner
     
  18. CLewey44

    CLewey44 Registered User

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    Oops...I think I used RAM...so it is HRA in regards to Royal Arch. My apologies.
     
  19. Glen Cook

    Glen Cook G A Cook Site Benefactor

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    correct.
     
  20. Tyler Atkinson

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    I was just recommended to that and I'll probably take the advice.
     

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