Various orders

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  1. goomba

    goomba Neo-Antient Site Benefactor

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    ***I put this in the YR section but if site leadership thinks another section is more fitting feel free to move it***

    So in another thread about appendant bodies I began thinking: what small orders exist that others don't know about. Like tonight I was leaving a lodge officer event and being a Knight Mason I asked if anyone present was a member and one brother had never heard of the KM.

    Also what oddities within "normal" groups that exist. Such as Virginia in their YR system there is no Council of RSM and those degrees are part of the Chapter of RAM.

    Being I'm originally from Alabama and was raised there; there is no Masonic Order of Athelstan in Alabama.
     
  2. Ripcord22A

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  3. Ripcord22A

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    I did some research on this topic awhile back...ill see if i still have it on my google drive

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  4. Bloke

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  5. goomba

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    That's what I'm hoping for! Even if it's impossible for someone to join a group knowing about it and reading about it can be enjoyable.
     
  6. Bloke

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    Royal Order of Eri (ROEri) and August Order of Light (AOL) plus Athelstan are the three worked here that most people don't know about...

    Mind you, many here will never have heard of Grotto or the Shrine, although the Shrine is now here working under AAHMES.
     
  7. goomba

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    Two more that I don't know much about are:

    http://greatprioryofamerica.ipower.com/

    https://sites.google.com/site/uccegc/

    The first one seems to be very limited in the USA and I have no clue what the second is. I have just seen it on the York Rite website.
    The Royal Order of the Red Branch of Eri is a "degree" within the Allied Masonic Degrees in the USA. I am not 100% if the two groups are similar but I would assume so.
     
  8. Companion Joe

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    For AMD, look here http://www.amdusa.org/degrees/
    Here's a link to Athelstan http://www.athelstan-usa.org

    Within the York Rite, there is a number of various chair degrees conferred on sitting or past heads of bodies.
    Our Past Masters association confers three degrees outside the traditional Past Master degree on new members. They are all in fun.
    Other fun type degrees include the Masonic Order of the Four Black Llamas and the Yellow Dog Degree.
    I also belong to the Sword of Bunker Hill. http://www.swordofbunkerhill.org
     
  9. Elexir

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    The first one: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rectified_Scottish_Rite
     
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  11. Warrior1256

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    Lots of new info to digest. Lot's of reading that I'm looking forward to.
     
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    It will be doing initiations at AMD Week next month.
     
  14. Glen Cook

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    Yes, Rectified Rite is limited in the US. The symbolic degrees of the Rite are actually performed in some jurisdictions.

    I would describe Red Branch of Erie as an order with degree levels.
     
  15. Ripcord22A

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    Rectified or Engineers?

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    Last edited: Jan 25, 2017
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  20. Bloke

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    Nice :)

    So does that mean the Royal Order of Scotland is super exclusive there ??
     

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