Yorkino

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Lorenzo de Zavala helped establish the American York Rite Freemasonry known as Rito Yorkino. Lorenzo de Zavala.jpg
Lorenzo de Zavala helped establish the American York Rite Freemasonry known as Rito Yorkino.

Yorkino is a Mexican reference to a specific Masonic Lodge belonging to the York Rite order of Freemasonry as opposed to Scottish Rite.

The York Rite is one of several Rites of Freemasonry. A Rite is a series of progressive degrees that are conferred by various Masonic organizations or bodies, each of which operates under the control of its own central authority. The York Rite specifically is a collection of separate Masonic Bodies and associated Degrees that would otherwise operate independently. The three primary bodies in the York Rite are the Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, Council of Royal & Select Masters or Council of Cryptic Masons, and the Commandery of Knights Templar, each of which are governed independently but are all considered to be a part of the York Rite. There are also other organizations that are considered to be directly associated with the York Rite, or require York Rite membership to join such as the York Rite Sovereign College but in general the York Rite is considered to be made up of the aforementioned three. The Rite's name is derived from the city of York, where, according to a Masonic legend, the first meetings of Masons in England took place, although only the lectures of the York Rite Sovereign College make reference to that legend.

Freemasonry group of fraternal organizations

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Scottish Rite fraternal organization within Freemasonry

The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, commonly known as simply the Scottish Rite, is one of several Rites of Freemasonry. A Rite is a progressive series of degrees conferred by various Masonic organizations or bodies, each of which operates under the control of its own central authority. In the Scottish Rite the central authority is called a Supreme Council.

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Etymology

The name Yorkino derived from the city of York where, according to masonic legend, the first meetings of masons are thought to have taken place in England. Several groups of Freemasons established themselves in political circles in Mexico during the 1820s and were called Yorkinos.

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History

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References

"Yorkino." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2010. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 12 July 2010 <http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1242221/Yorkino>.