Appendant Masonic Bodies and Links
An invitational Body dedicated to the assistance and
promotion of York Rite Bodies and Degree work. The
Presiding body is a College, and the presiding officer is a
Governor (titled Preeminent). The Body works one main
Degree, that of
Order of Knight of York, and one Honorary
Degree, that of
Order of the Purple Cross of York.
Unrestricted Invitational Appendant Bodies
The York Rite Sovereign
College of North America
An invitational Body originally sponsored by the Knight
Masons of Ireland. It is also known as the "Green Degrees." In
England, the parts of the Degrees are worked as part of the
Order of Allied Masonic Degrees under the title of
Red Cross
of Babylon
. Membership once required affiliation with the
Knights Templar in Ireland, but only with the Royal Arch in the
U.S.A. The presiding Body is a Council, and the presiding
officer is a Chief (titled Excellent). Degrees worked are:
  • Knight of Sword
  • Knight of the East
  • Knight of the East and West
  • Installed Chief(Chair Degree)
The Order of Knight Masons
of the United States of America
Knights of the York Cross of
Honour (KYCH)
An Invitational Body composed entirely of York Rite Masonic
leaders. Members must be a Past Master of a Symbolic Lodge,
a Past High Priest of a Royal Arch Chapter, a Past Master of a
Royal and Select Masters Council, and a Past Commander of
a Knight Templar Commandery; and nominated by a KYCH.
Membership is unlimited in the presiding body. The presiding
body is a priory, and the presiding officer is a Prior (titled
Eminent). A past Grand presiding officer receives the title of
Knight of the York Grand Cross of Honour (KYGCH) if he
serves in such a capacity after becoming a KYCH.
Restricted Invitational Appendant Bodies
The Allied Masonic Degrees
(AMD)
An invitational Body dedicated to the preservation and
exemplification of Masonic side Degrees of antiquity.
Membership requires affiliation with the Royal Arch and is
limited to 27 members per presiding Body. The presiding Body
is a Council, and the presiding officer is a Sovereign Master
(titled Venerable). European AMD Councils open and transact
business on the Order of St. Lawrence the Matyr. In addition
to the AMD Council, there are two subordinate Bodies
attached to the Council, which operate as separate Bodies
outside the United States. Degrees worked include;

  • Order of St Lawrence the Matyr
  • Knight of Constantinople
  • Grand Tilers of Solomon
  • Excellent Master
  • Masters of Tyre
  • Architect
  • Grand Architect
  • Superintendent
  • Ye Antient Order of the Corks
  • Red Branch of Eri and Appendant Orders (Honorary
    Degree)
  • Royal Ark Mariner (Lodge outside the USA)
  • Order of the Secret Monitor (Council outside the USA)
  • Installed Sovereign Master (AMD Chair Degree)
  • Installed Master (OStLM Chair Degree)
  • Installed Commander Noah (RAM Chair Degree)
  • Installed Supreme Ruler (OSM Chair Degree)
The Red Cross of
Constantine and Appendant
Orders (RCC)
An invitational Body composed of highly dedicated and long
serving York Rite Masons. Membership requires affiliation with
the Royal Arch, and belief in the Trinitarian Christian faith.
Membership is limited to 45 members per presiding Body. The
presiding Body is a Conclave, and the presiding officer is a
Sovereign (titled Puissant). Degrees worked are:
  • Knight of the Red Cross of Constantine
  • Knight of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Knight of St. John the Evangelist
  • Installed Viceroy (Chair Degree)
  • Installed Sovereign (Chair Degree)
The Order of Holy Royal Arch
Knight Templar Priest
(HRAKTP)
An invitational Body composed of highly dedicated and long
serving York Rite Masons. Membership requires affiliation
with the Knights Templar, and members must be Past
Eminent Commanders of a Knight Templar Commandery.
Originally, this Body conferred 33 Degrees, but now only one
is conferred. Membership is limited to 27 members per
presiding Body. The presiding Body is a Tabernacle, and the
presiding officer is a Preceptor (titled Eminent).
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Royal Order of
The Red Branch of ERI
The Red Branch of Eri may be conferred upon any member of
the Allied Masonic Degrees, by the unanimous decision of the
member’s Council, for outstanding and meritorious service to
the Allied Masonic Degrees. It is limited to no more than two
members per Council per year.