Thursday, February 2, 2012

Grand College of Rites

Well, I submitted my petition to the Grand College of Rites. The Grand College of Rites of the United States of America is a "regular" Masonic body, dedicated to preserving the history and rituals of defunct and inactive Masonic orders. As I am dedicated to researching the history of Freemasonry, I don't know why I have not already joined this group.
The Grand College of Rites of the United States of America meets annually at the time and place of the Annual Meeting of the Grand Council of Allied Masonic Degrees of the United States of America. See Masonic Week.
Their history can be seen here: History of the GCR. The Official Transactions of the Grand College of Rites of the United States of America is the "Collectanea".

I had first heard of the Grand College of Rites when I was researching the appendant bodies/organizations of Freemasonry as well as research organizations.

I can't wait to be accepted to this group with so many excellent Brothers and receive the volumes of books.  So much information, so much history.


  1. You're gonna love it! The GCR guides you through some odd and forgotten side streets in Masonic history. Our annual meeting will be convened next Saturday, and the new book should be out shortly.


    1. Jay,

      I've heard some Masons complain about the GCR because they believe it essentially freezes rituals from being regularly practiced ever again. Could you speak to that?


    2. I wish I could make it out there for Masonic Week, but with work and school I can't. A good Brother, Companion, and Sir Knight, David Grindle will be attending.

  2. Well, I got notification today from the Grand Registrar and I have been accepted as a Fellow.