Welcome to the Grand York Rite of Mississippi

Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons
General Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons International Website

Please See this Message from General Grand High Priest James H. Hodge regarding Disaster Relief. (Click Here to Read)

The Mississippi Chapter Ritual Book is now available in digital format. You must contact the Grand Secretary for a copy. It is not available via the website.

Capitular Masonry is the first step in the completion of the York Rite. In the United States, a Chapter of Royal Arch Masons confers the degrees of Mark Master, Past Master, Most Excellent Master, and The Most Sublime Degree of the Holy Royal Arch, which all symbolically take place during the actual construction of King Solomon’s Temple. Freemasons who hold membership in a Royal Arch Chapter are styled “Companions”. The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons in Mississippi governs local Chapters throughout the State, and is in turn subordinate to the General Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons International.

Grand Council, Royal and Select Masters
General Grand Council, Cryptic Masons International Website

The Mississippi Council Ritual Book is now available in digital format. You must contact the Grand Recorder for a copy. It is not available via the website.

Cryptic Masonry is the next step in the completion of the York Rite. In the United States, a Council of Royal and Select Masters confers the degrees of Royal Master and Select Master, with the optional addition of the Super Excellent Master degree, which endeavor to instruct those aspiring to its mysteries on the preservation and recovery of the Lost Word referenced in the Blue Lodge. Freemasons who hold membership in a Council of Royal and Select Masters are styled “Companions”. The Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters in Mississippi governs local Councils throughout the State, and is in turn subordinate to the General Grand Council, Cryptic Masons International.

Grand Commandery, Knights Templar
Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the United States Website

Chivalric Masonry is the culmination of the York Rite system. By building on what is taught in the Blue Lodge, the Knights Templar provide a path for those who wish to continue their journey through Freemasonry by adding the lessons of Christian chivalry and devotion to duty that so marked the ancient Templars. In the United States, a Commandery of Knights Templar confers the Order of the Red Cross, the Order of Malta and the Order of the Temple. Freemasons who hold membership in a Commandery of Knights Templar are styled “Sir Knights”. The Grand Commandery of Knights Templar in Mississippi governs local Commanderies throughout the State, and is in turn subordinate to the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the United States.