Illustrious Order of the Red Cross is
founded upon Truth – a divine attribute,
the foundation of every virtue.
Malta. First called Knights Hospitallers
of St. John of Jerusalem are known to
have been in existence as early as 1099
A.D. It was the first organized body
whose avowed purpose was the aid and
care of those injured on a battlefield.
The teaching of Christian applications
of Masonic precepts begins with this
The Order of
the Temple is the crowning glory of York
Rite Masonry. It is widely regarded as
the most solemn and impressive
experience in Masonry. Here the aspirant
progresses in the footsteps of Jesus of
Nazareth. At the empty tomb grows a
sprig of acacia, teaching that we shall
dwell forever in the realms of life
and light eternal.
only a belief in a monotheistic God,
where Hindu, Muslim, Jew and Gentile may
together worship around its alters. The
Christian Freemason alone has at his
disposal a branch of the fraternity
where he is free to interpret the
teachings of the Symbolic Lodge
according to his religious belief. The
Masonic Orders of Christian Knighthood
are the logical outcome of the Christian
Mason’s belief in Christ as the Lion of
the Tribe of Judah. That Mason believes
Christ’s hand will raise the dead to
life, and in His Holy Name the True Word
is found and restored at last.
“In the beginning was
the Word, and the Word was with God, and
the Word was God”.