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Masonic Abbreviations

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Masonic Abbreviations

A&AR Ancient & Accepted Rite (Scottish Rite)
AAONMS Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (Shriners)
AASR Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite
AEAONMS Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order, Nobles Mystic Shrine (Prince Hall Shriners)
AF&AM Ancient Free & Accepted Masons
AFM Ancient Free Masons (South Carolina)
AGL Assistant Grand Lecturer
AGSW Assistant Grand Superintendant of Workings
ALR American Lodge of Research
AMD Allied Masonic Degrees
AQC Ars Quatuor Coronatorum
AYM Ancient York Masons

Bro Brother

CBCS Chevaliers Biefaisants de La City Sainte (Holy Order of Knights Beneficient of the Holy City)
CH Captain of the Host (Royal Arch)
Comp Companion (Royal Arch and Cryptic Rite, or Royal and Select Masters)
CWLR Civil War Lodge of Research

DC Director of Ceremonies
DDGL District Deputy Grand Lecturer
DGL District Grand Lecturer
DDGM District Deputy Grand Master
DEO District Education Officer
DGM Deputy Grand Master
DH Droit Humain (Co-Masonry)
DIW District Instructor of Work

EA Entered Apprentice
EC Excellent Companion (Royal Arch)
EHP Excellent High Priest (Royal Arch)
EO Education Officer

F&AM Free & Accepted Masons
FC Fellowcraft or Fellow Craft
FPS Fellow of the Philalethes Society or Fellow of the Phylaxis Society
FSRRS Fellow of the Scottish Rite Research Society

GC Grand Chief (Knight Masons)
GCR Grand College of Rites
GHP Grand High Priest (Royal Arch)
GJD Grand Junior Deacon
GJS Grand Junior Steward
GJW Grand Junior Warden
GK Grand King (Royal Arch)
GL Grand Lodge or Grand Lecturer
GM Grand Master
GS Grand Secretary (or Grand Scribe)
GSD Grand Senior Deacon
GSS Grand Senior Steward
GSW Grand Senior Warden
GWMNM George Washington Masonic National Memorial

HP High Priest (Royal Arch)
HRA Holy Royal Arch
HRAKTP Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests

IGH Inspector General Honorary (33rd degree)
IM Illustrious Master (Cryptic Rite, or Royal and Select Masters)
IPR Initiation, Passing, and Raising

JD Junior Deacon
JGD Junior Grand Deacon
JGS Junior Grand Steward
JGW Junior Grand Warden
JMC Junior Master of Ceremonies
JS Junior Steward
JW Junior Warden

K King (Royal Arch)
KCCH Knight Commander of the Court of Honor (Scottish Rite)
KM Knight Mason or Knight Masons
KT Knights Templar
KTP Knight Templar Priest
KYCH Knight of the York Cross of Honor

LEO Lodge Education Officer
LIW Lodge Instructor of Work

M&M Memphis & Misraim
MBBFMN Masonic Brotherhood of the Blue Forget Me Not
MC Master of Ceremonies
ME Most Excellent (Royal Arch)
MEGHP Most Excellent Grand High Priest (Royal Arch)
MEM Most Excellent Master (Royal Arch)
MIGM Most Illustrious Grand Master (Cryptic Rite)
MLC Masonic Leadership Center
MLMA Masonic Library & Museum Association
MM Master Mason or Mark Master
Mon Monarch (Grotto)
MOVPER Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm (Grotto)
MPS Member of the Philalethes Society or Member of the Phylaxis Society
MSA Masonic Service Association of North America
MSRICF Masonic Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis
MW Most Worshipful
MWA Masters and Wardens Association

NCRL Northern California Research Lodge
NECOMELI Northeast Conference on Masonic Education & Libraries
NMJ Northern Masonic Jurisdiction (Scottish Rite)

OES Order of the Eastern Star

PDDGL Past District Deputy Grand Lecturer
PDDGM Past District Deputy Grand Master
PDGL Past District Grand Lecturer
PGHP Past Grand High Priest (Royal Arch)
PGM Past Grand Master
PHA Prince Hall Affiliated
PHO Prince Hall Origin (National Compact)
PIM Past Illustrious Master (Cryptic Rite)
PM Past Master
PMA Past Masters Association
Pot Potentate (Shrine)
PS Principal Sojourner (Royal Arch)
PSOC Philalethes Society

RA Royal Arch
RAC Royal Arch Captain
RAM Royal Arch Mason
RE Right Excellent (Royal Arch)
REAA Rite Ecossais Ancien et Accepte - (Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite)
Rec Recorder
REC Right Excellent Companion (Royal Arch)
RER Rite Ecossais Rectifie (Scottish Rectified Rite)
RF Rite Français (French Rite)
ROS Royal Order of Scotland
RW Right Worshipful
RWB Right Worshipful Brother

S Scribe (Royal Arch)
SBF Society of Blue Friars
SC Scottish Constitution
SCRL Southern California Research Lodge
SD Senior Deacon
SEM Super Excellent Master (Cryptic Rite)
SGC Sovereign Grand Commander (Scottish Rite)
SGD Senior Grand Deacon
SGIG Sovereign Grand Inspector General (Scottish Rite)
SGS Senior Grand Steward
SGW Senior Grand Warden
SJ Southern Jurisdiction (Scottish Rite)
SK Sir Knight (Commandery and Knight Masons)
SMC Senior Master of Ceremonies
SRICF Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis
SRJ Scottish Rite Journal
SRRS Scottish Rite Research Society
SS Senior Steward
STC Supreme Tall Cedar
SW Senior Warden

TIM Thrice Illustrious Master (Royal and Select Masters)

UD Under Dispensation

VW Very Worshipful

WB Worshipful Brother WM Worshipful Master
WMA Worshipful Masters Association
Wor Worshipful

Further Reading:

Memory Work - Masonic Rituals and Ciphers