Philippine York Rite Freemasonry
York Rite is the continuation of the Blue Lodge, extending from the drama of the Master Mason Degree. The term York Rite is a term most often to refer to a collection of Masonic degrees that, in most other countries, are conferred separately. As such, it constitutes one of the two main branches of Masonic Appendant Bodies in Philippine Freemasonry, which a Master Mason may join to further his knowledge of Freemasonry. Its name is derived from the city of York, where, according to a Masonic legend, the first meetings of Masons in England took place, although only the lectures of the York Rite College make reference to that legend.