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How to Become a Royal Mason

If you’ve ever wondered what the Royal Masons are all about, then read this article. It will explain what they are, what their symbols mean, and what qualifications they need to have. After reading this article, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a Royal Mason. But how do you get there? Here are some tips:


The Articles of Royal Masonry have always been a controversial subject. It was primarily known for its conspiracies against the monarchies of Europe. But the Masons were far more influential during the eighteenth century, when they became members of the Royal Society and became famous for esoteric ideas and philosophies. In the eighteenth century, the Masonic fraternity’s focus began to shift from conspiracies to the exploration of ancient wisdom. Members studied ancient architecture, such as King Solomon’s Temple, and other civilizations. Many Masonic genealogies gave Solomon’s Temple a prominent place in their tradition.


An engraving showing a Freemasons’ Hall in London in 1809

Freemasonry uses several symbols in its rituals. The most commonly known of these is the Square and Compasses. Both symbols have deep meaning for Masons. They represent the principles of morality and the square of virtue with all mankind. They are used on Masonic temple facades, bumper stickers, lapel pins, and more. But what is their significance? And what do they mean to us? Let’s take a closer look.


Qualifications for membership in the Order of St. Andrew’s are essentially the same as those for joining the Masonic Lodge. Candidates must be men of good reputation and a member of a recognized religious faith. They must also be of good standing and obedient to the laws of their country. There are also certain physical and intellectual requirements. Applicants must be 21 years old and believe in the existence of a personal, immortal Creator.


The Craft is considered the culmination of pure ancient masonry. The Craft’s practical rules for life help the members live lives that please God and serve others. In addition, the Craft recognizes man’s spiritual nature. The third degree of the Craft introduces this aspect, and it becomes the central message of the Royal Arch. A person who has passed the Craft’s basic degree can continue to further his education by taking the Commandery Order.

Grand Superintendent

Freemasonry is an ancient craft. Members, called Companions, meet in Chapters under Grand Chapters. There are three Grand Principals in each chapter: First Grand Principal, Second Grand Superintendent, and Pro First. A Pro First Grand Principal is appointed when the First Grand Principal is a Royal Prince. In England and Wales, there are Provinces and Districts. Overseas, there are Grand Chapters in different countries. The Grand Superintendent of Royal Masons presides over each chapter.

Chapters of Cornwall

The District of Cornwall has ten Rose Croix Chapters, or local brethren of the royal masons, and meets three or four times a year. Chapter meetings are friendly and often include a festive board. The most recent chapter meeting was held on November 20, when the most excellent Grand Superintendent, E Comp Wayne Williams, gave a historical presentation about the formation of the Royal Arch Chapter in Cornwall during the late 18th century.

General Grand Chapters



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Why is Royal Arch Masonry so popular with Brethren? ?

In the early days of Freemasonry, the Royal Arch Degrees were considered the most important. This was because the Mother Grand Lodge – which is from which all Speculative Masonry stems – was so rigid that it was adopted in 1813. The Articles of Union contained a solemn landmark that was placed in the Articles of Union. It stated that “Pure Ancient Freemasonry consists of only three degrees: Entered Apprentice Fellowcraft and Master Mason. Also, the Supreme Order of Holy Royal Arch. This landmark has remained unchanged. To this day, no other degree has been recognized by the Mother Grand Lodge. No rite, system, or additional degree in Freemasonry can confer its degree on a Master mason until he has received his Royal Arch Degree. This is normal. A man cannot be a Master Mason until they receive the Master’s Word. He can only receive the Royal Arch Degree.

The Chapter of Royal Arch Masonry is made up of four degrees: Past Master, Mark Master and Most Excellent Master.


It is believed that the Mark Master Degree was created as a way to register a craftsman’s mark during those years of distinguished craft masons and temple building. The Masonic fraternity developed it into a full-fledged degree. Some scholars believe it to be the earliest degree, and could have predated all other degrees by many years. It is highly respected by Masonry students, as it teaches lessons that are applicable to all walks of life. Some Grand Lodges are so proud of the Mark Master Degree that they have made it a separate grand body called the Grand Lodge of Mark Masters.


Because the Past Master Degree was originally conferred only by the Symbolic Lodge on Past Masters, the Symbolic (Blue) Lodge now has the ability to confer it on all Brethren. This degree was created to allow all worthy Brethren to be awarded the Royal Arch degree. It was conferred in England in 1768, the first recorded instance.


American innovation is the source of America’s Most Excellent Master Degree. It was first conferred by a Royal Arch Chapter in Middletown, Connecticut in 1783. This is the highest degree in Freemasonry. It is the only degree to bring forcibly to our attention King Solomon’s Temple’s completion and dedication. This is the very idea on which all Masonic symbolism is based.


The Royal Arch Degree is the culmination of Ancient Craft Masonry, Masonic Symbolism and Masonic Symbolism. It is known as the “root and marrow” of Freemasonry. It tells the entire story of Jewish History in its darkest hours. Jerusalem and the Holy Temple are destroyed. The Babylonian slaves are holding the people captive. As you are freed to go home, you will be able to join some slaves in rebuilding the Temple of God and the city. They discover the most treasured Masonic resource — the long-lost Master’s Word — during this rebuilding.

Many historians believe that the Royal Arch Degree’s origins can be traced back to Ireland in the late 17th century. In England, 1738, and 1738 respectively, the Royal Arch Degree was established in 1752. This helped to place the Royal Arch Degree on par with Master Mason Degree.

Freemasonry was planted in the Colonies by military lodges. They also helped to create the Marl and Royal Arch degrees for the “New World.” According to lodge records, the Royal Arch Degree was awarded at Fredericksburg No. 4, on December 12, 1753. This lodge was where George Washington was born a few months before this date.

All who have reached the highest degree of Royal Arch Masonry, especially those who wish to continue their Masonic education, will appreciate its value. It exposes the full potential of Ancient Craft Masonry and presents it as a complete system according to the original plan. This justly allows you to claim the noble title of Master Mason.

Royal Arch Research Assistance

Philanthropy of the General Grand Chapter

Royal Arch Masons International

We are often overwhelmed by requests for donations for good causes. While many are important and worthwhile, most of them are well-worth our contributions. However, we now have the chance to get something directly for our Masonic bodies in return. Not lapel pins, address labels or calendars. But something that will be useful to your Lodge or Chapter, Council, Commandery or Commandery.

ROYAL ARCH RESEARCH ASSISTANANCE’s Board of Directors has created the Gift for a Gift Program. Three excellent musical discs, each worth $150, were made possible by Companion Steven Monrotus (Past Grand High Priest of Missouri), a well-known organist. Each disc has the appropriate music to be used for Masonic ceremonies. You will find patriotic music as well as music to be used for opening and closing a Masonic body. You can also find processionals that include hymns or other appropriate tunes, as well as incidental tunes.

Many great musicians and composers have contributed so much to the Masonic Fraternity’s ritualistic work over the years. However, few Lodges or other Masonic groups have the resources or instruments to produce these sounds for our degree work. There are many musical discs or discs sets that have the music you need. However, they are not organized in a way that is convenient for rituals. These discs contain short recordings (maximum 2 minutes), so that you can easily apply them to the ceremony. These tracks can be used as guides by a set of notes.

This CD is yours to offer and we ask that you consider giving it to your Lodge, Chapter, Commandery, or Council as a gift. We also request that you make a donation to Royal Arch Research Assistance to help us provide this valuable Masonic tool. You all know the importance of music in our ceremonies. This is your chance to make a difference with one or more of these Masonic music gifts. Participating in the Gift for a Gift program for Royal Arch Research Assistance is a great way to leave a lasting legacy.


Companions: There have been a few changes since the last update of Royal Arch Research Assistance. Our University of Arizona CAPD efforts are now led by Dr. Frank Muziek. In October 2014, he moved to Arizona. He will now have more PhD researchers at his new location at the University of Connecticut. He has supported international symposiums about CAPD and placed more emphasis on finding its cause. The Hearing Health Foundation continues to be supported by our sponsorship of four researchers with CAPD. Autism Speaks has also pledged $1,000,000 to help correlate CAPD signs in toddlers (12 – 36 months old) with Autism Speaks.

Tips For Renting a Party Bus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

If you’re planning a big night out in Baton Rouge, you may want to choose a party bus service. If you’re unsure which company to hire, keep reading for helpful advice. Consider what to look for in a company’s fleet, affordable rates, and knowledgeable chauffeurs. Then, decide where you’d like to go and how many people you’re planning to bring along. There are many activities to choose from in the area, so you’ll want to plan ahead for all of these things.

Affordable rates

If you’re looking for a unique way to travel around Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a party bus Baton Rouge rental is the perfect option. They have a variety of amenities for groups of all sizes, including comfortable seats, club lighting, great audio and video equipment, and a private mini bar for all of your partying needs. You can rent a party bus for your birthday celebration or any other special occasion in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Large fleet

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is the perfect place to celebrate your big day with a large fleet of party buses and limos. These buses are the ultimate in luxury and convenience, offering comfortable seats, WiFi, great audio/video equipment, and a private mini bar. Whether you’re celebrating your bachelor or bachelorette party, a Baton Rouge party bus rental can make the night one to remember.

Knowledgeable chauffeurs

One of the best parts of using a Baton Rouge party bus is the knowledge of your driver. A knowledgeable and experienced driver can navigate you and your group to the best clubs without getting lost or getting in an accident. Knowledgeable chauffeurs are also an added benefit because they can suggest local gems. Knowledgeable chauffeurs will make the experience as pleasurable as possible, and you’ll be greeted by a friendly, knowledgeable face.

Activities in the city

Located on the Mississippi River, the capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge is a cultural hub in Louisiana. Visit the Old Louisiana State Capitol, which is now a museum, and the French Creole house, Magnolia Mound Plantation. For an authentic taste of 18th-century life, visit the LSU Rural Life Museum, a complex of refurbished buildings illustrating the way of life in the region during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. There are also several museums and historical sites to visit, including the USS Kidd, a WWII destroyer.

Reasons to rent a party bus for New Year’s Eve

If you’re looking to go out with your friends and celebrate the New Year in style, consider renting a party bus in Baton Rouge. Whether you’re looking for an elegant car to take you to a nightclub or a fun way to get your friends and family to the ball drop, a party bus rental is the best choice. The driver will keep your group cool, transport you safely, and capture your special night. However, it’s important to remember that party bus rentals are not cheap – charter buses are generally more expensive than shuttle buses.