Fraternal greetings and welcome to the home of the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons® of the State of Illinois.
Sincerely, Daniel F. Jones, Sr., M.I.G.M.
He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna… to teach you that man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord! (Deuteronomy 8:3)
The mission of the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of the State of Illinois is to bring ‘further light in masonry’ to its companions by completing the story of the preservation of the ancient master mason’s word.
This mission will be accomplished by presentation of our degrees in a dignified, entertaining and informative manner; fostering a spirit of cooperation and coordination among the constituent Councils of Cryptic Masons; encouraging and assisting the other York Rite bodies, the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons and the Masonic youth organizations in spreading the light of the ideals of Freemasonry.