Wednesday, January 28, 2015

‘Webb Chapter of Research to meet’

You know about Masonic lodges of research, which have proliferated wonderfully in the past ten or so years, but what are not at all common are chapters of research: Capitular chapters set to labor to research, accumulate, and present Royal Arch Masonry education for discussion and publication. Thomas Smith Webb Chapter of Research No. 1798, warranted by the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of the State of New York, will meet Thursday, March 5 at 4 p.m. at Wolf Road Holiday Inn (205 Wolf Road in Albany, New York) during the Grand Convocation weekend of Grand Chapter.

Paper(s) to be presented: TBA. Business: election and installation of officers. More information to come.

M.E. Piers A. Vaughan's two books on Royal Arch Masonry,
available through lulu.

In the meantime, I just received and soon will dive into the two books published last year by M.E. Piers A. Vaughan, Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of New York. The thought of a Grand High Priest authoring books on Capitular Masonry sounds positively nineteenth century to me, but we always can rely on Piers to labor for the elevation of the fraternity. I will review his books, Introduction to Capitular Masonry and Capitular Development Course for the March issue of The Working Tools magazine, which should be out a few days after the Grand Convocation, and will be shared here then.

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