Appendant and Affiliated OrganizationsKelly Lynch2022-11-17T14:14:13-05:00
Appendant and Affiliated Organizations
The Scottish Rite is the largest and most widely practiced Masonic Rite in the world and employs a lodge system. It is part of a tradition of “high degrees” that expand upon and elaborate the teachings and lessons of the first three degrees of Freemasonry.
The York Rite comprises a collection of separate Masonic bodies and associated degrees. The three primary bodies in the York Rite are the Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, Council of Royal & Select Masters or Council of Cryptic Masons and the Commandery of Knights Templar.
High Twelve is an organization of Master Masons who support Masonic causes with special emphasis on youth support and patriotic events. It is so named because noon was once known as “high twelve” and the time to call off from labor.
The principal objects for which the organization is formed are fraternal, social and charitable. It endeavors to develop the moral character of its members through a belief in a Supreme Being and the teachings of Truth, Faith, Wisdom and Charity.