Allied Masonic Degrees Explained

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Allied Masonic Degrees (AMD) are a series of Masonic degrees conferred by Councils of the Allied Masonic Degrees. The Allied Masonic Degrees form an appendant order of Freemasonry that exists in some Masonic jurisdictions; its degrees are conferred only by invitation. Councils of the Allied Masonic Degrees exist in Great Britain, the United States, Canada, France and Australia and their members also educate one another by presenting research papers on Freemasonry.

History of the Allied Masonic Degrees

Reading Time: 2 minutes The vast majority of the ‘additional’ degrees worked in England in the early part of the nineteenth century originally came under the patronage of warrants granted by the ‘Antients’, who held that Craft Warrants entitled Lodges to work any Masonic degree to which they had knowledge and members available who could work it. Upon the formation of the United Grand Lodge various groups of degrees were gradually organised into separate Orders each with their own governing body.

Freemasons & Gentlemen

Freemasons the 21st Century Gentleman B&W

Reading Time: 2 minutes Are Freemasons, our societies answer to the question, Who are the 21st Century Gentleman?, Freemasonry is built on the foundations of a traditional ethos, with the highest and moral and social virtues. As a 34 year old, in 2006 I was desperate for more in life, and becoming a Freemason gave me that more! Freemasonry really comes to … Read more

Allied Masonic Degrees – Degrees of Significance

Reading Time: 5 minutes Of the many ‘extra-Craft’ degrees, those five controlled by the Grand Council of the Order of the Allied Masonic Degrees are probably the least known: one has to be a Mark Master and a Royal Arch Mason to be eligible and this double qualification will exclude many. There are also fewer private Allied Councils than there are lodges, or equivalent bodies, for the much larger orders of Mark and Royal Ark Mariners and even of smaller orders, such as the Royal and Select Masters.

The Allied Masonic Degrees – Red Cross of Babylon and the Holy Order of the Grand High Priest

Reading Time: 6 minutes A reprint of an article published in Freemasonry Today Issue 25, Summer 2003 © Grand Lodge Publications Ltd 1997-2014 The Allied Masonic Degrees Keith Jackson Reviews the Red Cross of Babylon and the Holy Order of the Grand High Priest The Grand Council of the Order of Allied Masonic Degrees now controls five degrees which are ‘beyond … Read more