Ancient and Accepted Rite (Rose Croix)

Ancient & Accepted Rite for New Zealand

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In 1875 the first New Zealand Chapter was formed at Greymouth under the authority of England and Wales … the New Zealand Supreme Council was established on 12-Feb-1994 … today there are approximately 50 Chapters under its banner, four of which have accomplished 100 years of service … it is a simple, beautiful degree following the Christian teachings … its ritual is of special interest to the practising Christian as it moves through the steps of life, links craft masonry to higher levels and finally welcomes the candidate into the living circle … all Master Masons are eligible to join … known as the Ceremony of Perfection, each candidate is instructed from the 4th to the 18th degree in one ceremony … because those who enter the Order are Christian, it follows that members of the Rite have between them an understanding that they all have the same religious faith … the Rose Croix degree, it is claimed by some, is the most dignified and beautiful degree experienced in the fabric of Freemasonry … it is by no means an exaggeration to describe the discoveries of the Rose Croix degree as the result and perfection of all preceding masonry

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In New Zealand, the head of the Order (Sovereign Grand Commander) is Prof. Brett Delahunt RNSNZ

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See also …

Ancient and Accepted Rite (Rose Croix)

Order of the Mark Master Masons

Order of the Royal Arch

Order of the Secret Monitor

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