Orange-Rockland District Masonic Organization
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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Cryptic Council



You must be a Royal Arch Mason in good standing of a Chapter of Royal Arch Masons in the State of New York. You then must petition a local Council to join. You may either download the generic petition below or request one from a Cryptic Companion you know.
If you do not have a Cryptic connection, use the Council Locator below to find a Council near you. Then email or write the Recorder of that Council expressing your interest in joining. Once you have submitted your petition to the Council, you will be visited by members of that Council, then the Council will vote on your petition and inform you of the
result. If accepted, you will receive further instructions.

Degrees are similar to one-act plays, in which you play a key part by your attendance and your heartfelt desire to become a Mason. Degrees teach very beautiful lessons using a system of symbols and allegories. There is never an y hazing or poor taste in the degrees.
They are majestic and the Masons who work hard to exemplify the degrees want the best experience for you. The Cryptic Rite consists of three degrees: the Royal Master Degree, the Select Master Degree and the Super Excellent Ma
ster Degree. The first two are mandatory degrees and in New York State the third is an honorary one and notmandatory.