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ANCIENT CRAFT MASONS-commence their era with the creation
of the world, calling Anno Lucis (A:L:) "in the year of
A:A:S: RITE-same as Ancient Craft, except the Jewish
Chronology is used, Anno Mundi (A:M:) "in the year of the
ROYAL ARCH MASONS-date from the year the second temple
was commenced by Zerubbabel, Anno Inventionis (A:I:) " in the
year of the discovery."
ROYAL AND SELECT MASTERS-date from the year in which the
Temple of Solomon was completed, Anno Depositionis (A:Dep:) "in
the year of the deposit."
KNIGHTS TEMPLAR-commence their era with the organization
of their Order, Anno Ordinis (A:O:) "in the year of the
ORDER OF HIGH PRIESTHOOD-dates from the year of the
Blessing of Abraham by the High Priest Melchizedek, Anno Benefacto (A:Beo:)
"in the year of the Blessing."
RULES FOR COMPUTING CURRENT MASONIC DATES
ANCIENT CRAFT-Add 4000 years to the common era.
Thus, 1935 and 4000 is A:L: 5935.
A:A:S: RITE-Add 3760 to the common era. Thus,
1935 and 3760 is A:M: 5695. After September add another year.
ROYAL ARCH-Add 530 to the common era. Thus,
1935 and 530 is A:I: 2465.
ROYAL AND SELECT MASTERS-Add 1000 to the common
era. Thus, 1935 and 1000 is A:Dep: 2935.
KNIGHTS TEMPLAR-From the Christian era take
1118. Thus, 1118 from 1935 is A:O: 817.
ORDER OF HIGH PRIESTHOOD-To the Christian era add
1913, the year of the Blessing, B.C. Thus, 1935 and 1913 is A:Beo:
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