Honorary & Invitational

There are many honorary and invitational bodies loosely affiliated with the York Rite.

The following have active bodies in the State of Utah.

AMDThe Allied Masonic Degrees (AMD)

An invitational body dedicated to the preservation and exemplification of Masonic side degrees of antiquity, and
presenting research papers. Membership is limited to 27 members, and requires at least two years of service as a Royal Arch Mason and interest in advancing all branches of Freemasonry.
Behle-Simons Council № 544 – AMD   National AMD

KYCHKnights of the York Cross of Honour

Knights of the York Cross of Honour is an Honor Group of York Rite Masons who are dedicated to serving the Masonic Fraternity as a Labor of Love. Membership is limited to those who have presided over a Lodge, Chapter, Council, and Commandery.  Those who labor will be rewarded by being invited.
Utah Priory № 47 KYCH   National 

Red Cross of ConstantineRed Cross of Constantine

Membership is by invitation only. Invitations are extended to Royal Arch Masons who have  demonstrated a high level of dedication and performance in his Masonic activity. It is based upon Trinitarian Christianity and was traditionally founded by Constantine the Great after the battle of Saxa Ruba in 312 A.D.
Bonneville Conclave – RCC   National

York Rite Sovereign College of North AmericaYork Rite Sovereign College of North America

The York Rite Sovereign College of North America is an invitational body, and exists primarily to be of service to the York Rite of Freemasonry. Constituent colleges must declare fealty to the Grand Lodge of their respective jurisdictions.
Camp Floyd College № 190 National 

Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar PriestsHoly Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests

Members are selected and extended invitations on the basis of outstanding performance as a Commander of a Commandery of Knights Templar.
Local body: Petra Tabernacle LXI – HRAKTHP 
National 

Royal Order of ScotlandRoyal Order of Scotland

An Invitational Masonic Organization for 32nd Degree Masons or Knights Templar with at least five years in the Fraternity
and distinguished service in Masonic, Church, or Civic Activities.
National 

SRICFThe Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis (SRICF)

An order of ultra grade Masonry,  the SRICF is an invitational body composed of highly dedicated and long serving Masons, and dedicated to the esoteric and philosophical study and examination of Masonry. Membership requires affiliation with a Symbolic Lodge, and a profession of the Christian faith.
Utah College National SRICF


Anointed High Priests of MelchizedekAnointed High Priests of Melchizedek

A side degree of the Chapter, this body is open only to those who have honorably served as Excellent High Priest of a Chapter of Royal Arch Masons. The ceremonies are taken from Genesis 14:1-3, 8-24; and 33:18-20. The order teaches monotheism and is founded on the Blessing of Abram.
Anointed High Priests of Melchizedek


Silver TrowelThrice Illustrious Masters of the Order of the Silver Trowel

A side degree of the Council, this body is open only to those who have honorably served as Illustrious Master of a Council of Cryptic Masons. Based on 1 Kings 1:5-34: and Psalms 19 and refers to events connected with the closing years of King David’s life.
Thrice Illustrious Masters


PCAPast Commander’s Association

A side degree of the Commandery, this body is open only to those who have honorably served as Eminent Commander of a Commandery of Knights Templar.
Past Commander’s Association

The following organizations have members from Utah, but no active bodies in Utah.

Masonic Order of BathThe Masonic Order of the Bath

A body of chivalric Masonry. Membership requires the petitioner to be a Master Mason in good standing (ONLY!).
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preceptorSovereign Order of Knights Preceptor

An organization for Past and Present Commanders of Constituent and Subordinate Commanderies of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the United States of America
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aconThe Commemorative Order of St. Thomas of Acon

An invitational body composed of York Rite Masons selected for their contributions and dedication to the Masonic bodies and orders. Membership requires affiliation with the Knights Templar.
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AthelstanThe Masonic Order of Athelstan

The Masonic Order of Athelstan instructs its members on many symbols and their meaning that has in some jurisdictions been removed from the Craft Lodge. Where these symbols have been retained you will find that they are presented in a more esoteric manner than they are in the Craft Lodge which leads the serious Masonic student down a totally different path of learning and perception.
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Knight MasonsThe Order of Knight Masons of the U.S.A.

An invitational body originally sponsored by the Knight Masons of Ireland. It is also known as the “Green Degrees.” In England, the parts of the degrees are worked as part of the Order of Allied Masonic Degrees under the title of the Red Cross of Babylon.
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operativesThe Operatives

Formally, known as The Worshipful Society of Free Masons, Rough Masons, Wallers, Slaters, Paviors, Plaisterers and Bricklayers, the Operatives are an invitational body dedicated to the preservation of the history and workings of operative guild masonry.
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CBCS_RectifiedScottishRite[1]Rectified Scottish Rite (RER)/L’Ordre de Chevalier Bienfaisant de la Cité Sainte (CBCS)

An order of ultra grade Masonry, the Rectified Rite (CBCS) is oldest continuously extant chivalric Masonic Order in the world. In the United States it is known by the name of its pinnacle degree. It was originally an offshoot of Baron von Hund’s Rite of Strict Observance.
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