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The Official

  Wilmington York Rite

Masonic Bodies of North Carolina

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Originally founded in England on May 4, 1815, the Wilmington York Rite Masonic Bodies is a non-profit fraternal organization. It is among the oldest chartered & operating York Rite bodies in North Carolina, as well as the United States. With each body's membership being made up of Master Masons, who have pledged to live honorable and upright lives in their communities, while teaching others by example about HonorDignity, and Charity.


WHAT IS THE YORK RITE:

The York Rite, or more correctly, the American Rite, is a valuable avenue in furthering the fraternal members masonic knowledge of Freemasonry. As it is an Appendant Rite, which consists of 3 independent Masonic groups (called bodies) that are directly associated with the York Rite. These Masonic groups are known as: The Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, The Council of Royal & Select Masters or Council of Cryptic Masons, & The Commandery of Knights Templar. 


For the Wilmington York Rite, these Masonic bodies are: 


Concord Chapter No. 1 R.A.M. (of the Chapter of Royal Arch Masons),

Muson Council No. 4 R & S.M. (of the Council of Royal & Select Masters or Council of Cryptic Masons), &

Plantagenet Commandery No. 1 (of the Commandery of Knights Templar)



WHAT DO WE OFFER:


Together the York Rite conjoins to & compliments the Symbolic (or Blue) Lodge with expanding upon masonic knowledge, through offering the 4 Capitular Degrees of the Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, the 3 Cryptic Degrees of the Council of Royal & Select Masters or Council of Cryptic Masons, & (optionally, if you so choose) the 3 Chivalric Orders of the Commandery of Knights Templar.


For further information on these Degrees & Orders:

http://www.yorkrite.com/degrees/



INTERESTED IN JOINING:


Feel free to join us for dinner, as the York Rite Masonic Bodies meet monthly every 2nd Monday (except in June & July) at 6:30pm for dinner (& have our meeting at 7:00pm) at: 


Orient Lodge #395 AF & AM,                       

 312 Shipyard Boulevard, Wilmington, NC 28412.


Or you may contact us, via Email, at:  wilmingtonoysterroast@gmail.com






















200th Year Anniversary Knights Templar Medal 

                        

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