Welcome to Kerrville York Rite

If you are a Master Mason in good standing, come take the next step in your journey of a lifetime!

  • Are you ready to take the next step in Freemasonry and learn more about what was not revealed in the first three degrees?
  • Are you looking to explore and continue learning more of what the fraternity has to offer?
  • Are you looking for a place where men can meet, enjoy each others company, yet still gain more knowledge about and maintain a sense of history?

Then the York Rite is for you! Come along with us and enjoy the information of the York Rite, and, if you are so inclined, we invite you to join us.

Additional Information About the York Rite

The York Rite confers Degrees and Orders beyond the Blue Lodge’s three Degrees:

In the York Rite, A Master Mason may become a member of three bodies that consists of seven additional Degrees and three Orders:

  1. Chapter (Capitular Degrees)- Mark Master, Past Master, Most Excellent Master, and Royal Arch degrees;
  2. Council (Cryptic Degrees) – Royal Master, Select Master, and Super Excellent Master;
  3. Knights Templar (Civalric Orders) commonly known as the Commandery) – Illustrious Order of the Red Cross, Order of Malta and the Order of the Temple.

In none of these is any memorization required to advance from one degree to another. There are many easily learned parts that any interested Mason may acquire and participate in the conferring of the work. In the York Rite, most of the work is performed by a cast of characters made up to portray more vividly the message and in some cases, the cast is robed to add to the impressiveness of the lessons.

Many believe the Sublime Degree of Master Mason is the ultimate degree of Freemasonry and that all others are added and explanatory. Most students of Freemasonry agree that the story of the Craft as presented in the three degrees is incomplete and that the degrees offered in the York Rite of Freemasonry complete the story and answer many of the questions in the mind of the newly made Master Mason.


York Rite Freemasonry – The Journey Continues
A YouTube Video produced by the Grand Commandery of Indiana


A You Tube Program
Provided by www.mymasonicjourney.com
“Further Light in Masonry”