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Attended a York Rite festival this weekend

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

  1. RED64CJ5


    Jul 7, 2003
    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

    Chuck66 Traveling Man

    Mar 10, 2004
    East TN
    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

    25074 "Traveling man"

    Jun 29, 2005
    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


    Jul 7, 2003
    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


    Dec 27, 2006
    Grand Prairie, Tx
    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.