The term “York Rite” has been established for well over 150 years, and is generally recognized as consisting of three constituent and indispensable bodies: the Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, the Council of Royal and Select Masters, and the Commandery of Knights Templars.
M∴I∴ Mark D Thompson, GM
On June 25, 2016, the Grand Councils from Rhode Island and Massachusetts held a joint degree day. the Grand Council Degree teams of Massachusetts conferred the Royal Master and Super Excellent Master’s degree and the Grand Officers of the Grand Council of Rhode Island conferred the Select Master’s Degree.
Bro. Robert T Goff, Grand Tall Cedar
Beginning in 1826, Freemasonry in America experienced its darkest period as a result of the incident known as the "Morgan Affair".