Capitular Degrees

Capitular Masonry is the Masonry of recovery. It teaches that, while often taking a long period of time, the great beliefs of Freemasonry are never eternally lost; that in future time, truths put away for safe keeping will be recovered and restored to the Craft; and that all things will, in due time be completed. Capitular Membership is required for future advancement in the York Rite.

While the keystone is the principal locking stone of the Arch, the Copestone is the top, or cap of the entire wall. Therefore, the Royal Arch of Freemasonry, which has been classed as "the Copestone of Ancient craft Masonry." is known as the Capitular Rite.

A Chapter of Royal Arch Masons confers the degrees of Mark Master, Virtual Past Master, Most Excellent Master, and The Most Sublime Degree of the Holy Royal Arch.

See: Holy Royal Arch

See also: Symbolic Degrees and Cryptic Degrees

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