York Rite

York Rite Masonry While the Master Mason is the pinnacle of achievement in the world of Freemasonry, there are a number of appendant degrees that Master Masons can use to further their knowledge of the organization. One of the most … Read More


Shriners Of all the Freemason charitable organizations, the best known is the Shriners. The Shriners are famous for their vibrant parades and their work with physically challenged children. Indeed, there are currently 22 Shriners Charitable Children’s Hospitals in existence. In … Read More

Daughters of the Nile

Daughters of the Nile is an international fraternal organization for women 18 years or older who are related by birth or marriage to a Shriner, Master Mason, or Daughter of the Nile, or is a majority member in Good Standing … Read More

Order of the Eastern Star

The Order of the Eastern Star is a Freemasonry-related fraternal organization open to both men and women. It was established in 1850 by Boston, Massachusetts lawyer and educator Rob Morris, a former Freemason official. The order is based on teachings … Read More


DeMolay is an appendant organization of Freemasonry that is open to young men from the ages of 12-21. Every chapter of DeMolay is sponsored by a local Masonic Lodge, and it is part of the Masonic family of youth groups … Read More

The Scottish Rite

The Scottish Rite The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry or the Scottish Rite, as it is informally called, is one of numerous Rites of the fraternity known worldwide as Freemasonry. They are one of two branches that a … Read More