Cryptic Masons

The Councils of Cryptic Masons form the center body of the York Rite of Freemasonry. A Master Mason may join a Chapter of Royal Arch Masons and receive the four degrees of that organization. After which he may seek further knowledge in Freemasonry and join a Council of Cryptic Masons.

2016 – 2017 Grand Council Officers

Photo credit: Stephen Kroman PM, photographer for the Grand Lodge of Indiana

2016 OKI Assembly

Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of Indiana
Michael J. Smith, MIGM
6514 Creek Bay Drive. Apt. A
Indianapolis, IN 46217
Cell: (317) 619-8412 – Email: Click to Email

Greetings Companions, you are hereby invited to attend the 2016 OKI assembly Hosted by Prather Council 100 on August 5 and 6.

Agenda is scheduled as follows:

Friday August 5

6525 Lee Road
Indianapolis, IN 46236
6:00pm Steak Dinner $13.00 per person
PAY at the door but please RSVP Chuck Wood, Click to Email

  • 7:00pm Business Meeting
  • 8:00pm Royal Order of Zanzibar

Saturday August 6

Prather Council 100
7502 E. 56th Street
Lawrence, IN 46226

  • 8:00am doors open
  • 9:00am Royal Master
  • 10:30am Select master
  • 12:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00pm Super X

Hotel Accommodations have been blocked at :

Hampton Inn Indianapolis-Ne/Castleton
6817 E. 82nd Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46250 317-576-0220
Please make your online reservation for the Hotel: Click HERE

Michael J. Smith, MIGM
Most Illustrious Grand Master, Indiana

Ish Sodi Banquet

masquerade-masks-wallpaper-1 (Small)The Officers of the Grand Council of Indiana and

Ish Sodi Council 1855 U.D.

Are pleased to invite you to our annual Table Council

October 1, 2016

This will be a black tie event to benefit Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation

Location: Sahara Grotto • 7620 Madison Ave, Indianapolis Indiana 46227

Social Hour to begin at 5pm • with Dinner and Entertainment following

There will be guest speakers and a silent auction

Cost: $30per person • $50per couple

This will be a masquerade theme with a hint of murder in the air so feel free to hide your identity and join the fun.

RSVP to Chris Wright 3539 Fairview Knob Road, Sellersburg, IN 47172 • No Later than September 16, 2016 • Make Checks Payable to Ish Sodi Council

Grand Council Of Cryptic Masons Of Indiana 41st Annual Crypt Re-Dedication And Pilgrimage


To Register Click the Crypt

July 15 And 16, 2016

Friday, July 15

  • Hospitality Room opens 8:00 Ohio Rooms # 1& 2.
  • Golf Outing at New Albany Springs Golf Course, 1702 Graybrook Lane, New Albany  -10:00 AM EST, $45 per
  • For golf registration contact:
    • Terry Smith, 4240 Whiskey Run Rd., Georgetown, IN 47122,  (812-972-9079) or
    • Lloyd Smith, 7300 Greenbrier Rd., Georgetown, IN 47122, Phone: (812)366-3546

Saturday, July 16

  • 9:00 AM Annual Re-dedication of the Cryptic Shrine at Indiana Council No. 1, 805 E Market St .New Albany
  • 10:30 AM  Masonic Seminar at hotel
  • 12:15 PM Leave hotel for lunch cruise, Ohio Riverboat Excursion on the CQ Princess 5700 Captains Quarters Road, Harrods Creek, Kentucky. Boarding time 1:00 PM cruise begins 1:30 PM $35.00 per
  • Children 12 & UNDER Pizza Party on the boat-NO CHARGE
  • 5:00 PM -Grand Council summer meeting
  • Dinner on your own or enjoy the food & fellowship in the hospitality room
  • 8:00 PM Zanzibar and Zanzibar Ladies orders to be conferred

Headquarters Hotel -Best Western $89.95 per night (same hotel, different name)
411 W. Spring St., New Albany, IN 47150     (812)945-2771
Cut-off dates for hotel reservations July 3, 2016
Group: Grand  Council Cryptic Masons, make reservations directly with the hotel.