Published September 15, 2006
by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||12|
THIS book, uniform in style and presentation with my earlier Freemasons' Guide and Compendium, which, in the main, dealt with Craft masonry, is an attempt to provide a simple explanation of the origin, rise, and development, and the customs, ritual, and symbolism, of Royal Arch masonry so far as present knowledge and considerations of Masonic. Many historians have traced the earliest origins of the Royal Arch Degree to Ireland, late in the 17th century and in England in , In , ambulatory or military warrants for Lodges were introduced. This was instrumental in placing the Royal Arch Degree on a par with the Master Mason Degree. Explanation of the Royal Arch Degree. Members of the Craft who wish to dig deeper into the Study of Symbolism of the Mark Master and Royal Arch degrees will find this book of great appeal. It will also appeal to non-members of the Fraternity who are interested in the study of subjects dealing with Masonry and the interpretation of ancient /5(9). A History of Royal Arch Masonry Author unknown No event in the history of speculative Freemasonry has had so important an influence upon its development as a system of symbolism as the invention of the ROYAL ARCH degree and its introduction into Masonic Size: KB.
Fredericksburg Lodge in Virginia lists a conferral of the Royal Arch degree on 22 December There is also a Royal Arch Chapter noted in in Massachusetts (St. Andrew's Royal Arch Chapter in Boston, then known as Royall Arch Lodge), where the first Knights Templar degree . The revival preacher Charles G. Finney in his book ‘Character and Claims of Freemasonry’ explains, whilst addressing the Royal Arch degree, ” ‘I am that I am’ is one of the peculiar names of Deity; and to use it as above, is to say the least taking the name of God in vain. p. ROYAL ARCH, OR SEVENTH DEGREE. THE Royal Arch Degree seems not to have been known to what are called modern Masons as late as about That portion of the old Freemasons who met at the famous Apple-Tree Tavern, in , and formed the society upon somewhat new principles, that is, so far as to admit into fellowship, indiscriminately, respectable individuals of all professions, . The Royal Arch Degree was considered most important in the early years of Freemasonry and so dogmatic was the Mother Grand Lodge from which all Speculative Masonry derives that in , when the two grand lodges in England united, a firm and solemn landmark was adopted and placed in the Articles of Union to guide Masons throughout the world.
Scotts Masons Lodge, No. , which met at the Devil (Tavern), Temple Bar, London, first appeared as “Scotch Masons’ Lodge” in Dr. Richard Rawlinson’s manuscript list of lodges. It continued to appear in engraved lists of lodges, like that seen above, until —Details of “Les Free-Massons” from Bernard Picart, Cerérémonies et costumes religieuses de tous les peuple du. The Order of the Royal Arch has long been considered a necessary part of Freemasonry, completing the Master Mason degree. 1 And many claims have been made for the antiquity of the Royal Arch degree—based on a legend of rebuilding the Temple under Zerubbabel 2 —but unfortunately for promoters of the order, there is no evidence for either of these beliefs. The Holy Royal Arch has been practiced since at least in England and at least in America. Some of the earliest Masonic records date the origins of the Royal Arch Degree to Ireland, in the late 17th century. The “Old Minute Book” of Fredericksburg Lodge records show that the Royal Arch Degree was conferred on Decem The History and Symbolism of Royal Arch Masonry by Edward R. Graham is an excellent book that clearly explains the Royal Arch degrees (Mark Master, Past Master, Most Excellent Master, and Royal Arch Mason), how they came about, their correct chronological order when integrated on a timeline with the Craft degrees, and the unique symbolism of each degree/5(22).