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This is short version of the explanation of the Royal Arch Jewel
The Lecture is an account of the Sacred Pedestal as found in the vault by the Principal Sojourner. It is a superior explanation of the Circle, of the Triangle, the engraven Characters and of the Sacred Word than that given by him during the Ceremony of Exaltation, and would be an ideal lecture included at a subsequent meeting.
The Lecture lasts approximately 6 minutes and can be divided into smaller segments for up to 5 presenters.
Some find the ceremony of exaltation a little one dimensional and even dull when compared to other masonic ritual. EComp Peter Mason the Deputy Grand Superintendent in Cumberland and Westmorland, has addressed this issue by adding “stage directions” to that part of the Ceremony where the Sojourners return to the Chapter to report on their discoveries. It has been used by a number of Chapters, often with their own additions and is recommended for use by all Chapters.
This presentation is designed to be given in Lodge room but when non Royal Arch masons are present and is therefore suitable for a white table or equivalent event. It begins by explaining the origins of the Royal Arch and the relationship between the Ancients and the Moderns
It compares the roles of the principal officers in the Craft and the Royal Arch and then describes the regalia and the symbolism of the various colours used.
There is an explanation of the roles of the various officers in a Chapter and then a description of the Chapter furniture and the implements used in the Ceremony of Exaltation.