Welcome to LaPorte York Rite

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The LaPorte York Rite in Freemasonry actually refers to three cooperative groups that confer a total of ten degrees in the United States. There are four Royal Arch degrees, three Cryptic Mason degrees, and three Chivalric orders. You must already be a Master Mason before you can join the York Rite.

The LaPorte York Rite offers additional degrees to Freemasons. They’re not more important than the three degrees of the Masonic lodge. They add more knowledge, teach more lessons, and provide more opportunities for friendships and participation outside the lodge.

The York Rite is made up of three distinct organizations, each with its own local, state, and national structure

  • The Royal Arch: The four degrees of the Royal Arch are the first steps within the York Rite
  • The Cryptic Rite: The Cryptic Rite presents three degree
  • Chivalric Masonry: These orders have little to do with the real orders of knighthood of the same names that have existed throughout history, and no bona fide historical connection exists between the Knights Templar of the Crusades and those in Freemasonry

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Royal Arch Degree 8/3/2016


LaPorte Chapter #15 conferred the Royal Arch Degree for five Candidates from LaPorte and Valparaiso. Special thanks to the members of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the Great State of Indiana MEGHP Carl Froedge, PGHP Dave Wood, Grand Master of the 3rd Veil Joe Villarreal, Grand Communications Officer Ronald Garrison, Royal Arch Deputy EC James Dove.

2015 Scottish Rite & York Rite Degree Day

2015 Scottish Rite & York Rite Degree Day2015 Scottish Rite & York Rite Degree Day

Companion Daniel Whitaker along with Excellent High Priest Joe Villarreal, and Excellent Companions Lloyd Forney & Jim Dove of LaPorte Chapter #15 getting ready for their parts at the conferral of the Mark Master Degree at the 2015 Scottish Rite & York Rite Degree Day.

This Degree was put on by members of 5 different Indiana Chapters and conferred the degree on 15 new York Rite Candidates.

These 4 Companions did LaPorte #15 Proud!

Principal Sojourner April 2015

Principal Sojourner April 2015Principal Sojourner April 2015

LaPorte Chapter #15 recognized in the Principal Sojourner April 2015 Grand Royal Chapter Newsletter for the All Day Degree.

The official newsletter of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the State of Indiana

“La Porte No. 15 All Degree Day
On March 28th, LaPorte No. 15 conferred all four Degrees of the Royal Arch on 15 candidates. All of the work was superb and Excellent High Priest Joe Villarreal did a fantastic job of organizing and producing he entire day. Kudos!!!”

Read the Newsletter F&AM Principal Sojourner 1504

New Cryptic Council Companions

New Cryptic Council CompanionsCryptic Council Degree 4/23/2015

On Thursday April 23, 2015 LaPorte Council #32, Royal and Select Masters conferred the Royal Master and Select Master degrees on seven Companions from Elbert.H. Gary #103, Valparaiso # 86 and LaPorte #32.

Congratulations to our newest Royal and Select Masters!

Welcome to the new Cryptic Council Companions!

Now the Degrees end and the Orders begin; on to the Commandery. Next Stop the Order of the Red Cross!

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York Rite Freemasonry

York Rite Freemasonry

Curious about what you will learn once you decide to petition the York Rite Freemasonry? Wonder no more just watch this video.

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15 New Companions

15 New CompanionsRoyal Arch Degrees – 2/28/2015

15 New Companions

LaPorte Chapter #15 had the opportunity to confer the 4 Royal Arch Chapter Degrees on these 15 well deserving Brothers.

Thank all the Companions who came out to assist in today’s work.



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