Grand College of Rites

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Grand College of Rites
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FormationMay 12, 1932; 88 years ago (1932-05-12)
Founded atWashington, D.C., United States
PurposeRitual studies

The Grand College of Rites (officially, the Grand College of Rites of the United States of America) is a Masonic organization.

The Grand College of Rites was established by nine Master Masons in Washington, D.C. on May 12, 1932 for the purpose of controlling and preventing the resurrection of abandoned and unauthorized rituals in the United States.[1] It collects these rituals from extinct organizations and prints them in an annual volume titled Collectanea, which is privately distributed to its own members.[2]

Among the rituals over which the Grand College claims jurisdiction are those of the Egyptian Masonic Rite of Memphis, Ancient, Free, and Accepted Architects, Ancient and Primitive Rite, and others.

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  1. ^ Schmidt, Alvin (1980). Fraternal Organizations. Greenwood Press. p. 148. ISBN 0313214360.
  2. ^ Morris, Brent (2006). The Complete Idiot's Guide to Freemasonry. Penguin. pp. 131–132. ISBN 1429513861.

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