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Brothers and Companions, if you’re like me, you might find it hard to remember what differentiated one degree from another. Oh sure, there’s no denying certain degrees — the Master Mason, the Mark Master and the Royal Arch — can never be forgotten.

But what newer Mason remembers the details from the Most Excellent Master or Royal Master degrees? And it seems like the way we receive them somehow doesn’t make sense, chronologically. Surely, there someone has made heads or tails of all of the Craft Lodge degrees and the degrees and orders of the York Rite which seem to have a connection somehow to those Lodge degrees.

If you’re a fan of Masonic history, then plan on attending DeKalb’s next York Rite meeting on Thursday, January 27th. Thrice Illustrious Master, Companion Jim Tome, will be giving a presentation, “A Chronological Review of the Craft & York Rite Degrees.” You’ll find out the correct chronological order of what happened to who in our degrees. And Companion Tome will also review the degrees and orders and provide quick, common-language summaries of each of the degrees.

This presentation is open only to Royal and Select Masters. Come join us for dinner at 6:30 pm on January 27th, stay for the Chapter meeting and then a fairly fast Council meeting before we wrap up the evening with the special presentation. A great evening of Masonic education!

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