Royal Arch Lectures (17)

Just where is it we meet ?

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By EComp Neville Barker Cryer -27 minutes
In this paper NBC Considers the significance of many of the features we see around us in the Chapter room.
He begins by explaining the significance of the Banners which represent the tribes of Israel and how they are arranged in our Chapters as the tribes we’re arranged as they mourned, in the desert after the exodus from Egypt.
He then explains the significance of other features including the square and compasses, the pick shovel and crowbar, the pedestal and the colours of the Principals robes which represent the three coloured Veils of the Temple.
Finally, he puts into context the banners representing the man, the ox the eagle and the lion and the parts played by Zerrubabal, Haggai and Joshua in the return from Babylon and that of Ezra and Nehemiah in the rebuilding of the Temple.

What we have forgotten about Royal Arch Masonry?

By EComp Neville Barker Cryer -27 minutes
 In this paper NBC asks and answers the following questions namely, Why is the candidate not admitted with the third degree knocks, why is there different regalia, why are we called Companions, why are the Craft and the Chapter governed separately, why at one time were only Installed Masters admitted, why do we have three Principals and not a Master and two Wardens, why do we have sojourner sand why are the staves forced inwards when the obligation is taken.
The paper divides neatly into its separate questions and may therefore be presented in whole or in part.

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