Unsure of petitioning the York Rite.

Discussion in 'The York Rite' started by Bro Eric, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. SCStrong

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    So, again, I would ask - why? Isn't it a continuation of the same journey?
     
  2. Bro. David F. Hill

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    In the historical past the degrees of the Royal Arch were part of the Blue Lodge. To round out your studies you need to go through the Royal Arch and Royal and Select degrees to learn the complete allegory. Knights Templar is optional but worth it.

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  3. Warrior1256

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    Not necessarily. I was advised by some to wait six months after being raised to join an appendant body while others told be to join as soon as I was raised if that is what I wanted to do. I decided to wait the six months but that is just me.
    ....unless you want to participate in ritual. In my Chapter, Council and Commandery reading a part is frowned upon.
     
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  4. Tyler Atkinson

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    I was recommended to wait to join an appendant body until I served a little while in the Blue Lodge. But not sure why. It all ties in together.
     
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  5. MarkR

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    Yeah, I hear that so often, and have never understood why. I joined the first Scottish Rite class after I was raised, and never felt like I did it too quickly.
     
  6. CLewey44

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    I have no doubt that joining other bodies, if you desire, is probably the best thing. If you have a strong BL with plenty of education, fraternal/community involvement and participation, you can get all you need right there. I think some people really join the BL just to have access to the other bodies especially if they get in a BL that isn't giving them what they need.
     
  7. Warrior1256

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    Those that recommended this to me said that it was to allow me to have a firmer grasp of what goes on in a Blue Lodge so that I would better understand the teachings of the appendant body.
     
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  8. Matt L

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    Around here we have a saying after the Brother is raised and after the charge. The secretary approaches you from the east with your bible, craftsman, dues card and a petition to the York Rite.
     
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  9. MarkR

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    I'm sure you're joking, but we are not supposed to recruit for appendant bodies in blue lodge. We give appendant body activity reports as part of regular business, and can do education about those bodies, but no asking anyone to join or distributing petitions in lodge.
     
  10. CLewey44

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    I was asked to join AASR before. Maybe each state is different.
     
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  11. Warrior1256

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    Here representatives of appendant bodies will occasionally visit the lodges and speak about their organizations and invite Brothers to join.
     
  12. Brent Heilman

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    I have only seen that happen once in my Lodge. In mine they kind of expect everyone to go to the SR as soon as they can so they can get bodies to help with degrees and such. That is about the extent of people soliciting for appendant bodies.
     
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  13. MarkR

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    Guthrie Scottish Rite? I attended their spring reunion last year, which should be on every Scottish Rite Mason's "bucket list."
     
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  14. CLewey44

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    I've heard Guthrie is second to none.
     
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  15. Brent Heilman

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    Guthrie does an amazing job. I had never been up there for the SR until last fall when I did the Venerable Preceptor part in the 17th for a guy since he couldn't be there. That's where we hold Grand Lodge each year. magnificent building. It was at one time where the State Gov't. held its sessions.
     
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