Welcome to the York Rite of Freemasonry

  BEYOND THE THRESHOLD In every degree of the Symbolic lodge, we affirm our personal commitment to the search for more Light in Masonry. It is the fundamental object of our Order. As Master Masons, we should be interested in … Read More

The Degrees of Freemasonry: Their Purpose

Above the porch at the Temple of Apollo at Delphi were inscribed the words; Know Thyself. This is perhaps the oldest and most succinct description known to man of the purpose of Freemasonry. It is said the phrase refers to … Read More

Two Models of Success in Craft Masonry

A global review of lodge models clearly shows there are two foundational principles of success in sustaining a long term positive growth in membership. First, we must be committed to the idea that all Masonry is local. Lodges (individual governing … Read More

Me and the Grail

I spent last evening reading a small book about the Holy Grail. I’ve been fascinated by it ever since I saw a movie about King Arthur when I was a young lad. I was totally enamored by the Knights of … Read More

The Origin of Freemasonry–Does It Really Matter?

In my own Masonic experience, I have heard only a few speeches postulating the source of origin of our fraternity. Most Masons I have met seem comfortable with the rather simple but improbable possibility that we evolved from the operative … Read More

The Disharmony of Spiritual Change

I want to think there is a global movement afoot that is bringing spiritual principles to bear on the disharmony of our times. There are certainly hopeful signs that we are beginning to see a period of correction in the … Read More

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