Tag Archives: Royal Arch

History Being Made in Massena

For a number of years, Massena Chapter 300 Royal Arch Masons in New York has been struggling. It is unclear why since there are at least 15 Lodges within a 25 mile radius but the Chapter was dead for all … Continue reading

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New Educational Projects

I am working on 2 new educational projects and could use some help.  The first is a Royal Arch program that is given before each degree and after the HRA Degree similar to the Grand Lodge of NY LSOME program. … Continue reading

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Loss of the Word

It may have happened as told in Masonic tradition. Yet we feel certain the “Word” was used during the time the First Temple was standing. The ceremonies of the Most Excellent Degree would so indicate. The loss may have occurred … Continue reading

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The Tetragrammaton

The first three degrees of Craft Masonry are built around the construction of King Solomon’s temple. In the third degree we learn of the death of our Grand Master, Hiram Abiff, who died to protect the Master’s word. What word … Continue reading

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Jewish Shekel

We hear of the Jewish Shekel and Half Shekel mentioned many times during King Solomon’s reign and the building of the Temple. During King Solomon’s time the Shekel and Half Shekel were used as a weight or measure. It was … Continue reading

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The Royal Arch Banners

Much difficulty has been experienced by ritualists in reference to the true colors and proper arrangements of the banners used in an American Chapter of Royal Arch Masons. It is admitted that they are four in number, and that their … Continue reading

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The Mark Degree And It’s Origin

Writing is comparatively speaking, of recent origin. A painter, artist, author, columnist or sculptor attaches his signature to the finished product, indeed all works either bear the signature of the author or some distinguishing trade mark. In olden times however, … Continue reading

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The Contents of the Scroll

This gives us the key to the Vault in which the Principal Sojourner is about to descend. The whole scene is changed; it is no longer the Hell, whether of the “After death” or of the “Mystic,” but the abyss … Continue reading

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The Captivity

The Lodge in which we as M.E.M. now work, and in which we confer the Degree of M.E.M. on those who are found worthy, is presumed to represent the Grand Lodge of Excellent Master which existed In Babylon during “the … Continue reading

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The Ark and the Aprons in the MEM Degree

The central events commemorated in the Degree of Most Excellent Master are the completion and the dedication of the Temple that King Solomon erected in Jerusalem to God’s Holy Service. In order to reenact its completion, the Brethren, who of … Continue reading

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