Your York Rite journey began in the the Symbolic Lodge, when you were initiated as an Entered Apprentice, passed to the degree of Fellowcraft, and raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason. The symbolic lodge is considered the first of the four York Rite bodies, and the beginning of a grand adventure.
Your journey will continue in the Royal Arch Chapter, through the degrees of Mark Master Mason, Past Master, Most Excellent Master, and Royal Arch Mason. Each of these degrees teaches different moral lessons and finishes the story that was started in the Symbolic Lodge, and ends with the recovery of the Lost Word.
The Royal Master and Select Master degrees of the Cryptic Council tell a story that happens before the events of the Master Mason degree. These degrees teach us how the Word was preserved and focus on lessons of friendship, forgiveness, and accepting our mortality. Council completes Ancient Craft Masonry.
In addition to Ancient Craft Masonry, the Christian Mason will find further light in the three Commandery Orders. The Order of the Temple is considered by many to be the most beautiful and impressive degree or order in all of Freemasonry. Masonic Knights Templar aspire to be true spiritual warriors for Christ.