I am finally going through the York Rite :)

Discussion in 'The York Rite' started by Kenneth NC Mason, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. Kenneth NC Mason

    Kenneth NC Mason Registered User

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    So after much thought and deliberation, I am starting my York Rite journey this Wednesday in Greensboro.

    They are spreading the degree's out as follows, and I'm interested to see if this is similar or different to how it's done in most places..

    Wednesday Night- Mark Master, Past Master, Most Excellent Master
    Saturday Morning/Afternoon: Royal Arch, Cryptic Council Degrees, Order of the Red Cross, Order of Malta.
    Wednesday September 28- Order of the Temple in Castle McCulloh in Jamestown performed by the Grand Commandery of North Carolina. Being knighted by the REGC will be quite a honor I'm sure..

    On another note...as of August 13th I officially passed the test and am now considered a Certified Lecturer in the Blue Lodge for North Carolina. This means I had to recite from memory opening and closing a lodge in each degree, take every part in conferring the degrees, explain all the floor work, and give all the lectures.. I have only been in the Fraternity since February 2015 so I feel rather accomplished to say the least.
     
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  2. Kenneth NC Mason

    Kenneth NC Mason Registered User

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    I also had the pleasure of going to a Prince Hall Third Degree last week... and while I don't feel comfortable getting into specifics on here..I will just say ...it was different and interesting..lol..those of you that have seen one should know what I'm talking about ;)
     
  3. KSigMason

    KSigMason Traveling Templar Site Benefactor

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    I hope you enjoy it all. Especially being knighted by the Grand Commander.
     
  4. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Congratulations on joining the York Rite and your certification as a lecturer. I'm sure that you will enjoy both.

    As for differences I went through the YR in the traditional way. Took me 7-8 months. I don't consider either one better, just different.
     
  5. goomba

    goomba Neo-Antient Site Benefactor

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    Congrats Companion.
     
  6. Kenneth NC Mason

    Kenneth NC Mason Registered User

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    I was the active candidate during the Order of Malta Full Form

    All I can say about that degree is

    Wow...


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  7. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    Agreed!
     
  8. Companion Joe

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    Congratulations
     
  9. Kenneth NC Mason

    Kenneth NC Mason Registered User

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    Thank you Brother Joe..I am very appreciative thus far as to how the Royal Arch and Cryptic Degrees add to the blue lodge ..

    Question for you and any knowledgable brothers in the YR is, do you HAVE to be a Christian to partake in the Orders or do you just have to be willing to defend the Christian Faith ?


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  10. Brother JC

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    Look within for the answer to that question, especially if you've already taken the Orders.
     
  11. Companion Joe

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    In my jurisdiction, the wording is that you will defend the Christian religion.
     
  12. Ressam

    Ressam Registered User

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    Greetings, Hon. Gentlemen!
    "Defend" from who&how?
    Thank You!
     
  13. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    You'd really need to take the Journey, Ressam, to understand the context.


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  14. Ressam

    Ressam Registered User

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    Thanks for the answer, Sir.
    If possible -- lil bit explanations?
     
  15. SimonM

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    No.

    If you want to know, become a mason. If you dont want to become a mason, get another intrest.

    Sorry for beeing so blunt, but those are the only good options you have.
     
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