York Rite

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

  1. Warrior1256

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    Congratulations brother. I believe that you will love the AASR. I was raised two months before you and entered the Scottish Rite this past November and love it.
     
  2. Travelling Man91

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    Awesome, are you going to any other appendant body ?
     
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  3. JamestheJust

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    Some of the genuine secrets are still observable in Masonic ritual, but if you rush through the degrees then you are likely to miss them.

    It took me 20 years just to understand the nature of the work of the FC. Without that work well commenced, it seems to me almost impossible to deconstruct modern ritual to find the primitive Freemasonry behind it.

    What then the value of accumulated ritual degrees?
     
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  4. Warrior1256

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    I have already gone through the York Rite and am staying active in it. It's great.
     
  5. Travelling Man91

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    What about the Shrine ?
     
  6. Randy81

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    Again, thanks for all the feedback. I agree and definitely need to get settled into my lodge.
     
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  7. Warrior1256

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    I think that you have made the best choice. By waiting awhile I believe that you will have a much better experience in the YR.
     
  8. Warrior1256

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    I've only been an MM for a year and a half and I belong to two lodges, the AASR, Knights of St. Andrew, and the York Rite. As I am being active in all I pretty much have a full plate right now. I may look at joining The Shrine in the future.
     
  9. Derinique Kendrick

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    After just a few months?? THOSE are the ones who just want the ttile of a 32nd in my opinion.
     
  10. Derinique Kendrick

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    7 Months in for me as I look to turn in my RAM petition tomorrow. I eventually want to get to the AASR, but I am not going to go all house crazy right away. I will probably look into SR next year, but not if I haven't completed the YR, yet, well, at least that's the tentative plan.
     
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  11. Travelling Man91

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    Some brothers retain information better than others. For those brothers, sure why not go ahead and advance. For the brothers that join an appended body right after being raised and hasn't really grasped the concept of the blue lodge, I would say their title chasing. Don't you know we are living in the age of "it doesn't matter what you know, it's what title you have" I've heard so many debates between 32° masons and 3° masons. What's funny about most guys that chase titles is, they move up so fast when asked a simple question about the 1°, they have no clue.
     
  12. Travelling Man91

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    I've always stood strong on, I'd rather be proficient in what little I do know, than to have a lot of degrees and know Jack crap nothing.

    Sent from my 831C using My Freemasonry Pro mobile app
     
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  13. Warrior1256

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    It took me several months to go through the YR, finishing up this past December. I went through the AASR in a two day reunion this past November so you could say that I finished up both of them at the same time. I'm glad I did as I am retired and have time to devote to my Blue Lodges and both Rites.
     
  14. St. Albans

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    A couple of points: first regarding the Rites and the Third Degree - both build on the Third Degree. What is important to remember is that BOTH Rites have their own versions of the Symbolic Degrees. (And the odds are overwhelming that, unless you're from New Orleans, you received the York Rite Third Degree.)

    Events transpire in that Degree that do not occur until the 11th Degree of the Scottish Rite. And the stories are not identical. It's sort of like an original movie and a remake (if I may use that weak analogy without sounding disparaging to either Rite.)
     
  15. St. Albans

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    As to how long to wait before petitioning a concordant body, I think that varies with the individual. Some may be ready the day after they're raised, some may never be ready. IMHO, the important thing is not to fall into the mistaken belief that you fully understand any of the Degrees you've received.
     
  16. St. Albans

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    For me, I joined the YR about a year after I was raised. My response to "when are you going to join the SR" was "when I can get all 29 Degrees." (4, 14, 18. 30, 32, HIKE! You're a 32nd Degree Mason bothers me.)

    Last year, when I retired, I was told I was going to Guthrie, Oklahoma. ("Yes, Sir." I highly recommend it if you get the chance btw.)
     
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  17. Mel Knight

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    Don't rush trust me there's an infinite amount of light in blue lodge.
     
  18. JamestheJust

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    I agree with this, although you might need to visit a few lodges to find one that is efficient at this.

    Recall also the principle that a brother should advance on merit. To the extent that there are secrets beyond the craft degrees, must there be some progress in acquiring the genuine secrets before the higher degrees show their content?

    If so, rushing the higher degrees may be rather disappointing.
     
  19. Ripcord22A

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    Im in the Army and came down on orders so i took the SR degrees a few months after being raised so i could take them with the smae brothers who Raised me.
     
  20. Glen Cook

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    Nah. Been done that way for a century. In many jurisdictions it's a natural progression.
     
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