Diffusion of York Rite and Scottish Rite across the World | My Freemasonry
I have some questions about York and Scottish Rite, if you can help me: I’m writing from Italy and members of both rites in subject usually express to me quite the same symmetrical statements:
– We are absolutely the most widespread rite in the world;
– Our Rite derives from traditions that precede UGLE constitution in 1717 (York from the Ancients, Scottish from the older Scotland freemasonry);
– The *other one* is a later creation from the United States (York from the US military lodges that spread across Europe, Scottish that developed in US);
– We represent the most ancient, esoteric interpretation of traditional Freemasonry.
Any brothers that I talked to appear very sincere and proud of the Rite they belong to, but that’s a bit confusing for me!
I give you my T ∴ F ∴ A ∴ (Triplice Fraterno Abbraccio, that in italian means Triple Fraternal Hug)