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Attended a York Rite festival this weekend

Discussion in 'Freemason's Lodge' started by RED64CJ5, Mar 26, 2007.


  1. RED64CJ5

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    I have now received my Chapter, Council, and Commandery degrees in the York Rite. This weekend, I attended a festival in Tyler, Texas.

    Did you know that as a Blue Lodge Mason you are already in the York Rite?

    ...those desiring more knowledge should inquire about attending a York Rite festival.
     
  2. Chuck66

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    It has always been my understanding that the Blue Lodge was the beginning of the York Rite.

    Is the festival you attended like the one-day conferrals I hear about? Are the one-day conferrals the common manner of rising through the York Rite? I'm wondering if there is still a tradition of doing the degrees one at a time, like the Blue Lodge. I'm guessing that due to the sheer amount of time it would take, that the one-day deals have gained enormous popularity.
     

  3. 25074

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    This past saturday, I too had the opportunity to attend what was called a "regional Assembly" for York Rite Council in my area.

    We had close to 40 candidates there and it was great.

    The best way I can explaine it is like an open stage theatre.

    It was great.

    I would recommend York Rite Masonry to everyone.
    I will be joining Scottish Rite after I go through the East, (2009)
     
  4. RED64CJ5

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    It was one of the one-day degree conferrals. It was a long day! I think we covered about 9 degrees in the 12 hours we were there.

    I've heard of some degrees such as Mark Master being conferred by themselves... A couple of guys there said their local commandaries put them on years ago.
     
  5. jrr6602

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    I went through the Chapter and Council in about 3 weeks. We meet on Friday nights, so I attended every Friday night for about a month. I went to a one day York Rite festival in Fort Worth and received by 3 commandery degrees. I got my Super Excellent degree in Dallas. It is only put on once a year.