Companion Adept of the Temple Program

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The York Rite Companion Adept of the Temple program is an exciting by-mail self-study program through the Degrees and Orders of the York Rite of Freemasonry administered by the Sovereign York Rite College of North America. This program is offered to any Knight Templar by enrollment through the Sovereign College office.

The program offers a series of exams focused on the ritualistic, philosophical, and esoteric teachings of the York Rite. The exams include a combination of multiple-choice, true-false, and essay questions pertaining to information presented in the Degrees and Orders of the Rite and/or in the resource materials which are recommended for purchase with the program.

There are five exams included in the curriculum, named as follows:

Exam I. The Degrees of the Capitular Rite

Exam II. The Degrees of the Capitular Rite

  • Mark Master Most Excellent Master
  • Past Master Royal Arch
  • The WORDS in Masonry

Exam III. The Degrees of the Cryptic Rite

Exam IV. The Orders of Chivalry

  • The Council Degrees
  • The Commandery Orders
  • Royal Master Degree Order of the Red Cross
  • Select Master Degree Order of Malta
  • The Secret Vault Tradition Order of the Temple

Exam V. The York Rite Traditions and Freemasonry

  • History of the York Rite Royal Arch Tradition
  • Second Temple/Secret Vault Tradition Knighthood Tradition

These exams are based upon the online resource material and the rituals of the General Grand Chapter, General Grand
Council and Grand Encampment of the U.S.A.

Increase or test your knowledge of the York Rite while you read the classic texts of Albert Mackey, Jackson Chase, Jeremy Cross, and George Conner. You will want to have access to your local Chapter, Council, and Commandery rituals as you peruse the answers to the exams presented in the Companion Adept of the Temple program. The five quizzes are open book and you can advance at your own pace. This is an ideal course for individual study, and will sharpen your writing skills as you address in your own words the essay questions presented in the quizzes. Upon completion, you will receive a personalized certificate naming you as a Companion Adept of the Temple of the York Rite of Freemasonry! Enroll today!

Online Resource Material (PDF)

CAPITULAR MASONRY: The Book of the Chapter by Albert Mackey

Freemasons' Book of the Royal Arch by Bernard E. Jones

Cryptic Masonry: A Manual of the Council; Or, Monitorial Instructions in the Degrees of Royal and Select Master.
With an Additional Section on the Super-excellent Master's Degree by Albert Mackey

The Text Book of Cryptic Masonry by Jackson Chase

The Templar's Chart, Or, Hieroglyphic Monitor: Containing All the Emblems and Hieroglyphics Explained in the Valiant and Magnanimous Orders of Knights of the Red Cross; Knights Templars; and Knights of Malta, Or Order of St. John of Jerusalemby Jeremy Cross

Shibboleth: A Templar Monitor by George Cooper Connor"

Comprehensive Monitors:

The Freemason's Monitor by Thomas Webb
(Contains Lodge, Chapter, Commandery, and Scottish Rite)

The True Masonic chart or Hieroglyphic Monitor by Jeremy Cross
(Contains Lodge, Chapter, and Council)

For more information, or to request an enrollment form, contact:

York Rite Sovereign College
500 Temple Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 833-1385
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