Sacramento York Rite Special Events and Announcements

Chapter and Commandery Stated Meeting
Saturday, March 12, 2016
9:00 in the morning
Sacramento Masonic Temple 12th and J Streets

Royal Arch Degree Festival
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Degrees, 9:00 AM
Woodland Masonic Center, 228 Palm Ave, Woodland

Registration, 8:00 AM, and light refreshments are available

$15.00 per candidate for all degrees, and includes candidates' lunches

$10.00 for lunch for all other attendees, with proceeds benefitting Woodland youth groups

Reservations are needed by Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Phone (916) 877-5335


About York Rite

York Masonry is the oldest and best known of all Masonic Rites. It takes its name from York, England, where the earliest known record of Masonry exists, dating from about 923 AD. Masonry's first written record is centered around York. This was the seat of the Ancient Grand Lodge which finally merged with another group called the Modern Grand lodge about 1717. This is the basis upon which our present system of Blue Lodge Masonry is constituted. The Mother Grand Lodge of England, many years ago set forth as Paragraph 1 of its general Laws and Regulations: "By the solemn act of the union between the two Grand Lodges of Freemasons of England in Devember 1813, it was declared and pronounced that Pure Ancient Masonry consists of three degrees and no more, viz.: those of the Entered Apprentice, the Fellowcraft, and the Master Mason, INCLUDING THE SUPREME ORDER of the HOLY ROYAL ARCH." Entry into YORK RITE FREEMASONRY is available to those who have progressed to the degree of Master Mason in a "Blue Lodge". For further information on becoming a member of the "YORK RITE" please CONTACT a Sacramento Chapter, Council, Commandery, or College member.