ALL ABOUT ROYAL ARCH MASONRY
Founded in 1789, in Boston, Massachusetts, as a national organization, the General Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, International now has jurisdiction over half the 7000 Chapters in the world, including several provinces in Canada, the Grand Chapters of USA, Philippines, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and many chapters in Central and South America. Upon your exaltation as a Royal Arch Mason you will become a member of the oldest and largest rite of Royal Arch Masonry.
WHO ROYAL ARCH MASONS ARE
One of the most fascinating aspects of Royal Arch Masonry has always been how so many men, from so many different walks of life, can meet together in peace, never have any political or religious debates, always conduct their affairs in harmony and friendship, and call each other brother. No rite of Freemasonry covers the world so much as does Royal Arch Masonry. In every country of the earth, on every continent and on many isles of the sea, will be found Royal Arch Chapters, eager and willing to receive their companions from other parts of the world into that full fellowship that characterizes Royal Arch Masonry.
WHAT ROYAL ARCH MASONS BELIEVE IN
All Royal Arch Masons believe in one God and in respect for each other.
WHAT ROYAL ARCH MASON DO
Royal Arch Masonry contains some simple, plain statements of Truth, easily understandable and helpful in our relation to life. Lodge symbolism deals with lessons of the material side of life. The Chapter degrees, and particularly the royal Arch, deal with the spiritual side of life.
Royal Arch Masonry is the logical step for every Master Mason to take. If after becoming a Royal Arch Mason, you desire to continue your studies, you may take the Council Degrees and the Commandery Orders, both of which are illustrative of and carry forward the principals of the Royal Arch. Any Royal Arch Mason will eagerly propose your name as a candidate for advancement in the mysteries of Freemasonry.
THE ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER
The Royal Arch Chapter meets one evening per month to conduct its regular business and vote upon petitions from membership. It is here where bond of friendship and fellowship are strengthened.