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This link section contains listings for coordinate, affiliate and other groups or organizations that have Masonic orientation, allegiance or are otherwise related to the broad concept of the Masonic family of organizations.

How do some of these other organizations relate to Freemasonry?

Some of these groups are very closely tied to the fraternity, some by being considered "advanced" degrees", others by requiring a Master Mason to be in attendance during meetings, or having a family relationship with a Master Mason for a condition of membership. Additionally some are recognized as "regular" in the eyes of Masonry, meaning that they are formally recognized by ones Grand Lodge, the Masonic equivalent of enjoying diplomatic relations.

Others practice Freemasonry and its virtues, but may not have attained formal recognition with one or the other of the Grand Lodges to date. Many of these groups are recognized by some but not all of the Grand Lodges represented in these pages.

If you know of other "bodies" not mentioned here or if the link does not work, please do let me know.

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York Rite

Info about York Rite and its structure, click here  Previously shown under "What Is a Degree Page"

York Rite in the USA

General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons

General Grand Council of Royal and Selected Masters

Grand Encampment Knights Templar

The Grand Council Allied Masonic Degrees USA (AMD)

Red Cross of Constantine

The High Council Masonic Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis (MSRICF)

The Grand Council Knight Masons USA (KM)

York Rite Sovereign College, NA (YRSCNA)

Convent General Knights of the York Cross of Honour (KYCH)

Provincial Grand Lodge USA, Royal Order of Scotland (ROS)

Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priest

Scottish Rites

Info about Scottish Rite and its structure, click here  Previously shown under "What Is a Degree Page"

Scottish Rites - Northern Jurisdiction

Scottish Rites - Southern Jurisdiction


Info about Shriners, click here  Previously shown under "What Is a Degree Page"

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Shrine and Shriner's Hospitals


General Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star - is the largest fraternal organization in the world to which both men and women may belong and is a social Order comprised of persons with religious convictions and spiritual values, but is not a religion. Its appeal rests in the true beauty of the refreshing and character building lessons that are so sincerely portrayed in its ritualistic work. A deep fraternal bond exists between its members. It is the wholesome relationship of brotherly and sisterly love brought about through high principles exemplified in our daily lives which makes us near and dear to each other. While this is an Order composed of people of spiritual convictions it is open to all faiths. The personal welfare of our members is vital to all Stars and it is considered a privilege to help one whenever we can. It is a social order of members with sincere and purposeful objectives. Click here for learn more


The youth organizations are separate and independent organizations that stress the importance of character development, community service and leadership. While members of the youth groups are free to seek membership in Freemasonry or the Eastern Star, it is a personal choice and not a requirement of membership in a youth order.

DeMolay International - is an organization for young men aged 13 to 21. Young men do not need to have a Masonic relative to join the organization. DeMolay was founded in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1919, and is now international in scope. Like the other Masonic Youth Orders, DeMolay Chapters (local groups) usually meet in a room at a local Masonic Lodge. Adult leadership is provided by men (usually Masons) known as Chapter Dads or advisors. The Order takes its name from Jacques DeMolay, the last Grand Master of the Templars, who was martyred in the Middle Ages for refusing to compromise his honor. The Order teaches the virtues of reverence, love of parents, comradeship, patriotism, courtesy, cleanness, and fidelity. The Order provides many social events and activities, which help to teach social skills and leadership. Click here to learn more

International Order of Job's Daughters - takes its name from a story in the Biblical Book of Job. It was organized in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1920. Membership requires the young woman be related to a Mason. The local organization is called a Bethel. The teachings of the Order are Biblically based, and similar virtues are stressed as in the other Masonic Youth Orders. Job’s Daughters places special emphasis on community service. Many Bethels work with drug education programs and with the Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment (HIKE) Program. Membership is for young women age 11 to 20.

International Order of the Rainbow for Girls - is an organization for young women aged 11 to 20. It was founded in McAlester, Oklahoma, in 1922. No relationship to a member of the Masonic Order is required for membership. Local groups or Assemblies are generally sponsored by either a Masonic Lodge or a Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Women known as Mother Advisors give adult supervision and guidance. Each of the colors of the rainbow is associated with a particular virtue or source of inspiration. Like the other Youth Orders, Rainbow is deeply involved with local charity and support of education. It teaches character development, planning, leadership, and social skills through training programs and social events. Click here to learn more


Daughters of the Nile **

High Twelve International **

National Sojourners  - An organization for members of the Armed Forces

Order of the Amaranth

Grottoes USA

Royal Order of Jesters


Tall Cedars of Lebanon

White Shrine of Jerusalem

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