Cryptic Masonry, otherwise known as the Royal and Select Masters, is one of the higher Orders of the York Rite of Freemasonry.
The expression “Cryptic Masonry” translates as “Masonry of the Secret Vault”
The four core degrees are referred to as the ‘Cryptic Degrees’, and the Order as ‘Cryptic’, as the traditional history of the Degree of Select Master references the underground ‘crypt’ of King Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem, which also features in Royal Arch and other masonic ceremonies.
Doylestown Cryptic Council no. 51
55 East State Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
- 70+ members
- Constituted in 1920
- Meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm, with dinner at 6:00 pm at Chambers Restaurant (except July and August)
- Completes the allegorical story started in Blue Lodge and continued in Royal Arch Chapter
Interested in joining Doylestown Cryptic Council no. 51? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 215-348-7510 for more information.
Past Thrice Illustrious Masters
Meaning of The Royal & Select Masters Emblem:
The broken triangle symbolizes the imperfection, loss and unhappy dissolution caused by the untimely death of one of the Illustrious three.