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Wichita, KS 67214-3519
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|York Rite masonry is the Christian route of Masonry following the teaching of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who said, "Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not, fo rof such is the kingdom of Heaven."
The first step in York Rite Masonry is through the Royal Arch. This branch is known as the "Chapter," and consists of four degrees. They are a continuance rather than an amplification of Ancient Craft Masonry in that in these degrees is recovered the "lost word," in the proection of which Hiram Abif lost his life.
Should you desire to more thoroughly familiarize yourself with York Rite Masonry, it is suggested you join with the Council of Royal and Select Master, an adjunct to the York Rite. It is not obligatory in the sense of graduation, but it is absolutely necessary if you want to get the full benefit of the York Rite
The work is historic and impressive. To take all the Masonic work and omit the Cryptic Rite would be to forego the most nourishing of the foods which go into your Masonic sustenance.
When you have passed through the Royal Arch you become eligible to take the first step in the Order of Knights Templar. In the lessons you will experience the most interesting, the most serious and the most sublime impression which can come to anyone who is concerned with those impulses in life which make for better manhoo, better citizenship and a better society.
If you are willing to subscribe to these precepts you are welcome into in York Rite of Masonry, into the Royal Arch, the Council, and the Order of Knights Templar. You are welcome not only as a member, a sojourner, a companion and knight, but as an active worker in any or all of these activities.
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