York Rite

Discussion in 'The York Rite' started by Randy81, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Randy81

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    Brothers, I'm looking for your opinion on when to join the York Rite. I will be raised on Monday and definitely want to do York Rite. I was told by my sponsor they're doing some of the degrees at the end of the month and could petition and get it started. Do you guys think it's a mistake starting this soon?
     
  2. skas

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    For me? No, not too soon. Just don't forget about your blue lodge once you get into YR.
     
  3. Travelling Man91

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    Which appendant body builds off of the third degree, I feel like there are things left out that I'm seeking the answers on. I'm going to be turning my application in for the Scottish Rite in the next couple of days
     
  4. Randy81

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    I believe that the York Rite builds off the third degree, that's why I'm more adamant of going that route first. I think I will do the Scottish Rite at some point but not right away.
     
  5. skas

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    The York Rite Chapter and Council build directly off of the blue lodge degrees...
     
  6. Travelling Man91

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    Isn't the York rite a little more expensive in most jurisdictions ?
     
  7. Randy81

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    I'm not sure to be honest. I know here in Louisiana it's $120 for all three in the York Rite. I believe it's a bit more expensive in the Scottish Rite.
     
  8. skas

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    Dunno. In mine, it's considerably cheaper (~33% less than SR).
     
  9. Warrior1256

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    I,too, wanted to join the York Rite as soon as I was raised. My mentor and a couple of the older brothers in my lodge advised me to wait 6 months and get to know and understand the Blue Lodge better first so that I would better understand the teachings of the York Rite. I took their advise and am glad that I did.
     
  10. Warrior1256

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    Agreed.
    Here in Kentucky the York Rite isn't as expensive as the AASR.
     
  11. Mel Knight

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    I wouldn't say it's a mistake, but why so soon?
     
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  12. AndreAshlar

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    In my jurisdiction, a brother must be in the blue house for 2 full years before he can petition the York or Scottish Rites. The logic is that brothers will learn as much as possible in the Craft degrees; learn what it is to be a mason before seeking membership in appendant bodies. A great philosophy in my view...

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  13. Randy81

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    Thanks for all the input. I think I'll wait a bit to join. First and foremost, I don't want it to interfere with my lodge. I'm so ready to get to work after Monday.
     
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  14. Warrior1256

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    I believe that you have made a wise decision brother.
     
  15. Brother JC

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    I think soliciting a Fellow Craft to join any appendant body is akin to Christmas decorations in the stores in July. It's bad enough being accosted five minutes after your Raising.
    My personal feeling? Wait at least a year, study the Three Degrees you've been through, become familiar with the ritual and the lodge. Then consider Chapter, and possibly other bodies.
     
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  16. Travelling Man91

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    Well said, although it's becoming more common for brothers to become a 32° after only being a MM for a couple of months.
     
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  17. Warrior1256

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    Excellent point.
    This is becoming all too common.
     
  18. Travelling Man91

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    I had brothers encouraging me to go Scottish Rite after 3 months of being raised. (Not brothers in my lodge, but brothers from surrounding lodges) I was raised on 10/18/2014 I just asked and received my application to join the Scottish Rite.
     
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  19. BroBook

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    Our Grand Master put out an edict last year, no new houses until you have been in the order for at least a year. I think it's a good idea, how can you build on what you do not know!!!
     
  20. Glen Cook

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    It's been that way for a century
     

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