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The Book Of The Chapter

Monitorial Instructions in the Degrees of Mark, Past and Most Excellent Master and The Royal Arch

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The objects of the author in the preparation of the present work has been to place in the hands of every Royal Arch Mason a book in which he may find a lucid explanation, so far as the laws of our institution will permit, of all that has excited his curiosity or attracted his interest in the Chapter degrees, and above all, to furnish an elementary treatise of easy comprehension on the symbolism of Royal Arch Masonry. The plan upon which it has been written is a novel and hitherto untried one. Yet he thinks that he knows enough, from past experience of the wants of young as well as of old masons, to authorize him to anticipate, with some confidence, its favorable acceptance by the craft.

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PREFACE

BOOK I – MARK MASTER
FOURTH DEGREE | SYMBOLICAL DESIGN
Historical Summary
Opening Of The Lodge
Charge
To Be Read At Opening The Lodge
Lecture And Ritual
Second Section | Ezekiel, XLIV. 1, 5. | The Working Tools | The Chisel | The Mallet
Symbolism Of The Keystone
Mark Master Song
The Wages Of The Craft
Matthew XX. 1, 16.
The Symbolism Of The Parable
Charge
Prayer At The Closing Of A Mark Master’s Lodge

BOOK II – PAST MASTER
FIFTH DEGREE | SYMBOLICAL DESIGN – HISTORICAL SUMMARY
Opening Of The Lodge
Prayer On Opening A Lodge Of Past Masters
Reception
The Giblemites Or Stone-Squarers
Implements Of A Past Master
Charge
Prayer
At Closing A Lodge Of Past Masters

BOOK III – MOST EXCELLENT MASTER
SIXTH DEGREE | SYMBOLICAL DESIGN
Historical Summary
The Temple Of Solomon
The Dedication Of The Temple
Opening Of The Lodge
Psalm XXIV.
Reception
Psalm CXXII.
A Most Excellent Master
The Queen Of Sheba
The Day Set Apart For The Celebration
Of The Cape-Stone Of The Temple
Bringing Forth The Ark Of The Covenant With Shouting And Praise.
Prayer 69 II. Chronicles VII. 1-4.
The Fire From Heaven
The Reception And Acknowledgment
Charge
To Be Read To A Most Excellent Master After His Reception
Closing Of The Lodge
Psalm XXIII

BOOK IV – ROYAL ARCH MASON
SEVENTH DEGREE | SYMBOLICAL DESIGN
Historical Summary
Opening Of The Chapter
Clothing
The Royal Arch Emblem
II Thessalonians, III 6-16
Lecture And Reception
First Section Of The Lecture
Symbolism Of The Veils
Second Section
First Clause
Isaxah XLII. 16.
Prayer
Exodus III. 1-6
The Burning Bush
II Chronicles, XXXVI. 11-20
The Destruction Of Jerusalem
Second Clause
The Return Of The Jews From The Captivity
Psalm, CXLI
Psalm CXLII
Psalm CLXIII
The Tabernacle
The Signs Of Moses
The Signet Of Zerubbabel.
Impostors Among The Workmen
Working Tools
The Keystone
Genesis I. 1-3
Deuteronomy XXXI. 24-26
Exodus XXV. 21
Exodus XVI 82-84.
Numbers XVII. 10
Exodus VI. 2, 3
Royal Arch Ode
The Tetragrammaton
The Triangular Plate Of Gold
The Cubical Stone
Charge
Closing Of The Chapter
Prayer

ROYAL ARCH HISTORY: IN THREE LECTURES BY ALBERT G. MACKEY, M. D.
LECTURE I – The Destruction of the Temple
LECTURE II – The Captivity of Babylon
LECTURE III – The Return to Jerusalem

BOOK V – HIGH PRIESTHOOD
ORDER OF HIGH PRIESTHOOD
Symbolical Design – Historical Summary
Constitutional Provisions
Opening Of The Convention
Prayer
Reception
Genesis XIV. 12-17
Genesis XIV. 13-24
The Communion Of Brethren
Prayer
Benediction
Numbers VI. 22—26

BOOK VI – CEREMONIES OF THE ORDER
SECTION I – CONSECRATION OF A NEW CHAPTER
ANTHEM
PRAYER BY THE GRAND CHAPLAIN
Oration
Music, or an Ode
Prayer
Charge To The King
Charge To The Scribe
Charge To The Captain Of The Host
Charge To The Principal Sojourner
Charge To The Royal Arch Captain
Charge To The Grand Master Of The The Third Veil
Charge To The Grand Master Of The Second Veil
Charge To The Grand Master Of The First Veil
Charge To The Treasurer
Charge To The Secretary
Charge To The Sentinel
Charge To The Chapter

SECTION II – ANNUAL INSTALLATION OF THE OFFICERS OF A CHAPTER
Prayer
Charge To The King
Charge To The Scribe
Charge To The Captain Of The Host
Charge To The Principal Sojourner
Charge To The Royal Arch Captain
Charge To The Grand Master Of The The Third Veil
Charge To The Grand Master Of The The Second Veil
Charge To The Grand Master Of The The First Veil
Charge To The Treasurer
Charge To The Secretary
Charge To The Sentinel
Charge To The Chapter

SECTION III | CEREMONIES OBSERVED AT GRAND VISITATIONS

SECTION IV | FORM OF PROCESSION OF A SUBORDINATE CHAPTER

SECTION V | INSTALLATION OF THE OFFICERS OF A GRAND CHAPTER

To The Most Excellent Dep. Gr. High Priest
Charge To The Right Excellent Grand King
Charge To The Right Excellent Grand Scribe
Charge To The Right Excellent Grand Treasurer
Charge To The Right Excellent Grand Secretary
Charge To The Right Reverend Grand Chaplain
Charge To The Excellent Gr. Captain Of The Host
Charge To The Excellent Grand Principal Sojourner
Charge To The Excellent Grand Royal Arch Captain
Charge To The Grand Sentinel

SECTION VI | CONSTITUTIONAL RULES FOUNDED ON THE ANCIENT LANDMARKS AND USAGES OF ROYAL ARCH MASONRY

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ISBN

978-84-17732-96-7

Pages

194

Author

Albert G. Mackey