2023 Triennial Crest

Sean Jones, Candidate for General Grand Principal Conductor of the Work

By Most Illustrious Companion Sean Jones
Past Most Illustrious Grand Master, Grand Council of Indiana

Sean Wayne Jones
Most Illustrious Grand Master
Grand Council of Indiana

Greetings Companions,

My name is Sean Jones, I am a Past Most Illustrious Grand Master from the State of Indiana in the United States of America. I served the Companions of Indiana as Most Illustrious during 2021-2022. I am hoping to serve the Companions Internationally by being elected as the next General Grand Principal Conductor of the Work. I have been extremely active in Masonry and especially York Rite Masonry.

I feel that it is important to promote Cryptic Masonry to the Craft in general to illustrate how the York Rite, but especially the Cryptic Rite preserved Ancient Craft Masonry. In order to help do this, I feel that different educational tools need to be available to you from the General Grand Council and I hope to be able to be a part of providing those to you. Different jurisdictions need different tools, so it is very important that I listen to all jurisdictions so I can help provide the things that you need in your jurisdictions.

Outside of Masonry, I have held leadership and management positions to help further the goals of both public and private organizations. I have learned how to work with many different people from different knowledge bases and backgrounds. Everyone comes to the table with a unique set of experiences and ideas. My training has taught me how to gather those ideas and help form them to meet the goals of the group. Communication is KEY to any organization and I will work to improve the communication of the General Grand Council.

Part of the responsibility of the General Grand Council is to spread the knowledge of Cryptic Masonry and to help form new Grand Councils around the globe. This is important work and can only be achieved by working together with our Companions from the General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons. Communication and cooperation between the General Grand Council and the General Grand Chapter must improve for the betterment of the Craft. I have good relationships with the General Grand Chapter Leadership, and I am looking forward to working with them to promote our gentle craft.

I read a quote years ago from George Bernard Shaw and it sums up how I feel, especially about Cryptic Masonry. “This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. Being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments, and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it what I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”


Sean Jones

Masonic Bio

Sean was born on April 02, 1971 to Larry and Shirley Jones in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has an older brother, Larry and a younger brother, Matthew. He graduated from Decatur Central High School in 1989, and received his Associates Degree in Law Enforcement from Vincennes University in Vincennes Indiana.  Sean was raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason in February 1994 in Speedway Lodge #500, Speedway, IN.  He transferred his membership to Indianapolis Lodge #669 in 2009, and he served as Worshipful Master in 2014. He joined the York Rite bodies in 2000 in Mooresville Indiana, and has served as:  High Priest West Side Chapter Royal Arch Masons #138, Illustrious Master Forrest A. Wakeman Council Cryptic Masons #110, and Eminent Commander William G. Bray Commandery Knights Templar #65.   Sean served as Most Illustrious Grand Master of the Grand Council Cryptic Masons of Indiana during 2021-2022.

Sean is a member of the following Masonic Affiliated organizations:

Indianapolis Lodge 669, Past Master 2014

Mooresville York Rite Bodies: Past High Priest (2010), Past Illustrious Master (2008), Past Commander   (2013)
Most Illustrious Grand Master Grand Council Cryptic Masons of Indiana 2021-2022

Marvin L. Isley York Rite College No. 129
Award of Gold
Athelstan Nobility Jewel
Banks of the Wabash York Rite College No. 72  – Dual Member 2015  
Governor 2020-2021
Order of the Purple Cross August 2022

Thespian Council #464 Allied Masonic Degrees
Sovereign Master 2017-2018                

Holy Royal Arch Knights Templar Priests, St. Andrew Tabernacle – 2015

Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Indianapolis Valley – Life Member

Knight Masons F’irinne Council  #115 – Life Member
Knight Masons St. Columba Council #118 Founding Member – Life Member
Excellent Chief 2018
Knight Commander of Zerubbabel  – 2020
Knight Masons Prather Council  #125 – Life Member

Royal Order of Scotland – Life Member

Indiana Council of Thrice Illustrious Masters

Indiana Annointed High Priest-President  2019-2021

Indiana Past Commanders Association

Yeomen of York Preceptory No.4

Masonic Order of Athelstan – Worshipful Master 2018-2019

The Masonic Society

• The Grand College of Rites of the USA

• Dwight L. Smith Lodge of Research

• KYCH Indiana Priory #8 – Life Member

• St. Thomas of Acon: INRI Chapter

• St. Thomas of Acon: Canterbury Chapter

• Red Cross of Constantine St. Basil

• Sahara Grotto – Life Member

• Tall Cedars of Lebanon – Indiana Forest #189

• Ancient and Masonic Order of the Scarlet Cord- 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4thGrade, 5th Grade

• Masonic Order of the Bath

• Sovereign Order of Knights Preceptor

• Ye Antiente Order of Corks

• The Masonic Order of Pilgrim Preceptors

Sean has received the following honors:

      General Grand Chapter Ritualist Award-2010

      Grand Chapter High Priest of the Year-2010

      Indiana Annointed High Priest

      Grand Chapter Royal Arch Deputy of the Year-2013/2014

      Grand Chapter Distinguished Companion Award

      Cryptic Mason of the Year – 2013

      Indiana Council of Thrice Illustrious Masters

      Grand Council Leadership Award – 2008

      Grand Council Recorder of the Year-2013

      Past Most Illustrious Grand Master Cryptic Masons of Indiana 2021-2022

      Grand Masters Award with High Distinction – 2014       

      Top Ten Lodge-2014

      Order of Service to Masonry (OSM) – 2016

       Grand Commandery Distinguished Service Award – 2013

       Grand Commandery Eminent Commander’s Certificate of Merit – 2013

       Indiana Past Commanders Association

       Grand Commandery Newby-Avery- Fellow

      Allied Masonic Degrees Knight Commander of the Red Branch of Eri-2018

      Knight Commander of Zerubbabel  (KCZ)- 2020

Sean has received the additional degrees:

• Thrice Illustrious Master Degree

• Annointed High Priest Degree

• Past Commanders Association

• Sovereign Order of Knights Preceptor

• Super Excellent Master Degree

• Order of Knights the Round Table

• Order of Knights of the Garter and St. George

• Degree of Pilgrim

• Degree of Preceptor

Ancient and Masonic Order of the Scarlet Cord

    1st Grade- Ostiarius or Doorkeeper

    2nd Grade – Lector

    3rd Grade – Fellow

    4th Grade- Councilor

    5th Grade-Keeper of the Hidden Secret

Allied Masonic Degrees

   Royal Ark Mariner

   Secret Monitor

   St. Lawrence the Martyr

   Grand Tilers of Solomon

   Knight of Constantinople


   Grand Architect


   Master of Tyre

   Excellent Master

   Installed Sovereign Master

   Installed Worshipful Master

   Installed Supreme Ruler

   Commander Noah

   Knight Commander of the Red Branch of Eri

• Royal Order of Zanzibar

• The Order of the Sword of Bunker Hill

• Order of the Free Gardeners

• August Order of Light

• High Twelve • Yellow Dog

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