Explanation of some Royal Arch Features

Explanation of some Royal Arch Features

By EComp The Rev Neville Barker Cryer – 25 minutes
This paper maybe delivered in its several constituent parts which include:
An explanation of the mechanics used in opening the Chapter and the steps used when approaching the Pedestal.
An explanation of why the candidate is perambulated around the Chapter and other matters relating to the ceremony of exaltation.
A consideration of some features of the Supreme Grand Chapter Certificate.

A delightful poem to be used for a Closing Chapter

Peerings from within the Royal Arch

By EComp John Acaster – 15 minutes
This paper provides some incites into the origins of the Royal Arch ceremony and in particular why it was described by Laurence Dermott as the “heart root and marrow” of Freemasonry and why the ritual was changed to remove overt references to its Christian origins. This paper may be delivered with reference to readings.

Readings for Peerings

Selected by EComp John Acaster – 3 minutes.