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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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.
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!!!”
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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