|The Order was formed in Monroe, North Carolina on March 13,1930. On June 6, 1930 the Convent General of the United States of America was formed to administer the Order.|
Membership in the Knights of the York Cross of Honour (KYCH) cannot be applied for. In order to be considered for membership, a proposed candidate must have served as:
1. Worshipful Master of a Blue Lodge
2. Excellent High Priest of a Chapter of Royal Arch Masons
3. Illustrious Master of a Council of Royal & Select Masters
4. Eminent Commander of a Commandery of Knights Templar
No individual should aspire to membership in KYCH. Those who labor will be rewarded by being accepted as members. After a Mason has fulfilled the requirements of membership, he may apply for membership in the Priory.