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Royal Arch Masonry
Oliva LaSafor Chapter
Where We Meet
When a Freemason has attained the rank of a Master Mason he is then entitled, after a period of four weeks, to be Exalted into a Royal Arch Chapter to further extend his Masonic knowledge. He is then referred to as a Companion in the Royal Arch.
Royal Arch Chapters meet independently from Lodges and a Chapter is normally attached to a Lodge.
The regalia worn by the members is different from that of a Craft Lodge. It consists of an Apron with red and blue surround, a red and blue Sash and a special Jewel, which Royal Arch Masons should also wear in their Craft Lodges, in order to show the bond that exists between the Craft and Royal Arch.
As in all Masonic degrees the ritual of the Royal Arch is an allegory that helps to focus the minds of the Companions, without conflicting with their religious beliefs, to a contemplation of the nature of, and their relationship with their God.
A Royal Arch Chapter has a number of officers with particular titles but most important are the three Principals who jointly rule the Chapter for one year. Each year there is an Installation meeting for the new team of officers.
At a national level, the Supreme Grand Chapter controls the affairs of the Royal Arch and officers are appointed at an Annual Convocation.
The Oliva LaSafor Chapter is one of the key Chapters in the Provincial Grand Chapter of Valencia. We meet three times a year and the dates of our meetings in 2014 are:
If you are interested in joining please contact our Secretary, E. Comp. Norman Wheatley
(tel. 96 505 8285, email email@example.com)
13th March 2014
11th September 2014
13th November 2014
Oliva LaSafor Chapter predominantly serves members in the north of the Province and is situated near Gandia. Our meetings are held at:
Los Llanos Restaurante
Polygono Ind. de Palma,
C/Poniente 9 - D, Palma de Gandia,
GPS Co-ordinate: 38.93254, -0.210860