Francken Manuscript, Henry Andrew Francken. This is a complete typescript of the rituals of all twenty-five degrees of Etienne Stephen Morin's Masonic Rite which became the foundation of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. Jean de Jerusalem in either Bordeaux or Paris.
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Francken Manuscript, Henry Andrew Francken. This is a complete typescript of the rituals of all twenty-five degrees of Etienne Stephen Morin's Masonic Rite which became the foundation of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. Jean de Jerusalem in either Bordeaux or Paris. Morin, who had access to many high grade rituals, then apparently created a set of Masonic regulations called the 'Constitutions of ' to assist him in establishing High-Grade Masonry in the New World; he also organized these 'haut grades' into a Masonic rite.
Armed with his patent, Morin traveled to Kingston, Jamaica, and between and conferred his rite upon H. Francken, whom he also appointed Deputy Inspector-General in Francken wrote out the rituals in at least three manuscripts-the most complete set being the manuscript. By some fifty men had been appointed Deputy Inspectors, and several resolved to establish a governing body of the Rite.
A document, known as the 'Constitutions of ' authorized an increase from Morin's degree system to one of 33 degrees. This is a complete copy of Francken's best manuscript, and is the single most important document relating to the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, because it the lineal predecessor of the Rite.
The rituals of this manuscript represent their authentic form at the birth of Scottish Rite, before they were modified by Carson, Gourgas, Yates, Pike, etc. Francken Manuscript, Kessinger Publishing's rare mystical reprints.
Behind the Francken Manuscript
The Francken Manuscript is a foundational volume of Freemasonry, detailing the 4th through 25th degrees as they were written in the 18th century. For years, Masons and historians alike have been hoping for more access to this important work. As rightful owners of the work, the Scottish Rite Northern Masonic Jurisdiction decided to publish a sanctioned edition, complete with a photographic reproduction of the manuscript and a transcription of this Masonic masterpiece. Henry Andrew Francken was born in either Holland or a Dutch Colony before moving to Jamaica in where he became a naturalized British subject.
The Francken Manuscript 1783
Has anyone seen it yet? I am curious to know how the NMJ addresses the total departure from these rituals, and in particular the camps. Oh, Josef, that's easy. Until then, its leaders should never abandon study of the philosophy of its ritualistic teachings that, by recast and revision, it may keep in the van of advancing civilization.
To view the video you may need to download QuickTime. The red seal bears the text alexander deuchar seal engraver to his Majesty with the number I will be happy to answer any question and send pictures or more videos. So far i have only been able to find out that it was corrected or updated by whymper in and was in deuchars library besides that its origin remains a mystery to me. Lindsay mentions p. He is said to have assumed the Office of Grand Master for life, notwithstanding the displeasure of his associates.