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  • Grand Chapter
    Grand Chapter
    The Royal Arch Chapter provides "the rest of the story," as our late Brother Paul Harvey would say. Here, through the four degrees of...
  • Grand Council
    Grand Council
    Cryptic Masonry is the second part of the York Rite system of Masonic degrees, and the last found within the Rite that deals specifically...
  • Grand Commandery
    Grand Commandery
    The Knights Templar draw the lessons of their Orders from the New Testament, and are a Christian Order in Freemasonry. While there is no...
  • Craft Masonry
    Craft Masonry
    Freemasonry or Masonry consists of fraternal organisations that trace their origins to the local fraternities of stonemasons, which from the end of the fourteenth...

The Royal Arch

The Royal Arch provides “the rest of the story,” as our late Brother Paul Harvey would say. Here, through the four degrees of Mark Master, Past Master, Most Excellent Master, and Royal Arch Mason, a Master Mason completes his search for that which was lost.

Cryptic Masonry

The three degrees of Cryptic Masonry provide additional light to the Royal Arch Mason. In the Royal Master and Select Master, events surrounding the building of King Solomon’s Temple are more deeply presented. The Super-Excellent Master teaches of the destruction of the Temple.

Commandery

The Knight Templar draw the lessons of their Orders from the New Testament and are a Christian Order in Freemasonry. While there is no historic link to the Templars of old, today’s Templars revere the lessons taught and chivalric honor maintained.