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Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Alberta

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Grand First Principal’s message:

Welcome to the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Alberta’s Web-Site.

As Grand First Principal of the Jurisdiction I extend greetings to all our members and visitors.

I invite you to browse and use the information that is available. You will find information on the happenings in the Jurisdiction as well a plethora of papers and essays on the many aspects and elements of the organization.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information on membership or activities.

I will be visiting throughout the jurisdiction over the next twelve months and look forward to meeting and being in Chapter with all of you.

Fraternally,

M. Ex. Comp. James Carswell

Grand First Principal’s message:

Welcome to the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Alberta’s Web-Site.

As Grand First Principal of the Jurisdiction I extend greetings to all our members and visitors.

I invite you to browse and use the information that is available. You will find information on the happenings in the Jurisdiction as well a plethora of papers and essays on the many aspects and elements of the organization.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information on membership or activities.

I will be visiting throughout the jurisdiction over the next twelve months and look forward to meeting and being in Chapter with all of you.

Fraternally,

M. Ex. Comp.  James Carswell

Most Excellent Companion
James Carswell

Grand First Principal
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Alberta
2023 – 2024

 Inaugural Address

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Greetings Video Message to Royal Arch Companions

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Itinerary

 

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WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO JOIN THE ROYAL ARCH?
  • You should be serious and enthusiastic about Freemasonry and wish to improve your Masonic knowledge.
  • You should be interested in completing your Degrees in Pure and Ancient Freemasonry and wish to find that which was lost.
  • You should realize that there is no short cut to Masonic knowledge.
  • You must be a Master Mason.

Contact a Chapter near you, meet with the members, and when you are comfortable, ask for a Petition.

 

 

UPDATES

 

Events Calendar

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2024 Grand Executive Online  Meeting

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Invitation Letter

to

1st Principals of Alberta RAM Chapters

from

COUNCIL OF THE ORDER OF THE HIGH PRIESTHOOD
OF ALBERTA

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Petition Application

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Red Cross Of Constantine 

Calgary AB 

 

2024

L to R

 

M Ex Comp  James Carswell

Grand 1st Principal

Royal Arch Masons Alberta

 

M Wor Bro Kyle Scott

Grand Master

Grand Lodge of Alberta

 

M Ill Comp Jerry Kopp

Grand Master 

Cryptic Rite Masons Western Canada

 

Distinguished Service Awards

2023 -2024

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Companions all; I have set up the following email account that Chapters, and Companions can send YEF E-Transfers through, and the funds will automatically be deposited into the YEF ATB account.

The email address is:
 
 
Best regards,

 

Robert R. Cantwell, GSE
The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Alberta

2023 Annual Proceedings

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2022 Drumheller Badlands Field Day:

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FAQ

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2022 Badlands Registration & Lunch 

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You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Oct 27, 2023 06:45 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIldOiorTIqHNGZgGNJhU0fNv-SM9weaaxH

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The preliminary presentation outline is as follows: 

  • What is Cryptic Rite Masonry and where does it fit in the Hiramic legend
  • Some history of the Grand Councils (not too in depth, just enough to trace back to a common ancestor)
  • Structure of the “York Rite” bodies in England vs Canada
  • Degrees conferred England vs Canada, along with context of degrees
  • Qualification requirements England vs Canada 
  • Regalia England vs Canada
  • Manner of presenting degrees England vs Canada – focus on the dramatics in Canada (no discussion of words or signs, apart from “some are a bit different, but if you’ve been proven, a local companion will help you out”)
  • Visitation requirements England vs Canada (always go through grand recorders, etc., England doesn’t have dues cards, but would expect presentation of certificate)goodover the past twowhit for details.

We hope to see you there!

2023
May 12 & 13

Grand Chapter of Alberta
Royal Arch Masons

109th Annual Convocation

Notice of Meeting

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2023 Grand Chapter Agenda

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2023 Grand Chapter Registration

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2023 Preliminary Report

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2023 Grand Chapter Photos

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*** Additional 2023 Photos ***
now available

Browse Library/Photos

The Secret

Isn’t very secret 

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2023 Grand Executive

  Virtual Zoom Meeting

Invitation & Agenda

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Saturday Feb 11, 2023

 

Please RSVP and eTransfer to

secretary@dominionlodge.ca

HART, Donald Frederick
August 18, 1918 – October 4, 2023

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather (“Papa”), great-grandfather, uncle, and friend on October 4, 2023.

Don loved his home and family, and was highly involved in the Strathearn United Church community. He was a proud and active member of Dominion Lodge 117 AF&AM, as well as the Royal Arch, Scottish Rite, and other Masonic bodies. He was a Past District Deputy Grand Master in the Grand Lodge of Alberta, received several honours for faithful service, and was recently awarded his 80-year membership medal, a first in Alberta. He loved hunting, fishing, and gardening. His steady, quiet strength was highly revered; and he will be forever remembered and greatly missed.

Don’s life will be celebrated in Edmonton at

Hainstocks Funeral Home, 
9810 – 34 Ave. NW. Edmonton AB  

November 4, 2023
with a
public viewing from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. with the service to follow. 

Dr. Earle Sharam, a longtime family friend and fellow Mason, will officiate.

 

 
LIVESTREAM

Funeral Service

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
HAINSTOCK’S FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM
RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS
 

Presentation to

Rt. Em. Dist. Bro. Rick Kampjes OPC:

Secretary of the Year 2021 – 2022

York Rite Sovereign College of North America

2023

Drumheller Badlands

Field Day Update:

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In celebration of his 100th birthday on 2 December 2022, REC Don Dygert was honoured at a get together at the Cold Lake Legion Steak nite.

 

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of 

REC Donald L. Dygert

on Friday, November 3, 2023.
REC Dygert would have celebrated his 101st birthday in December. 

Don Dygert’s funeral will be held on

Saturday the 2nd of December 2023

at the

Royal Canadian Legion in Cold Lake.

Address is 1007-7 Avenue Cold Lake at 1:00 P.M..

There will not be a Masonic service therefore no regalia will be worn.

A Legion service is planned.

 

REC Bob Lemmens’ Presentations 
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RAM Presentation PDF

VEC Brian Wik

Grand Lecturer North 

 

2022 Grand Convocation
Opening Photos

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Order of High Priesthood Photos
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2022 Banquet Photos

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2022 Saturday AM Photos

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2022 Installation Photos

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Content will change. Check back periodically.

Companions:

The Immediate Past Grand First Principal has directed that this Office to forward this information to each Constituent Chapter. As you may be well aware of the situation in the Ukraine and the huge number of refugees seeking safety in other counties, Canada being one, these families will be in need of help. Many of the families will settle in Alberta, families with a mother and child (children) as the husbands will have stayed behind to fight in the war. There is no doubt that that many of these refugees will be in need of help, particularly the children. The Youth Endowment Fund Committee continues to give support to children in financial support, this support will include refugee children. Some of these children may come to your attention and this is your opportunity to step forward and find out what the child’s needs are and submit a request for funding. The handling of these types of requests will be no different from the normal.

Fraternally yours,
Jerry W. Kopp PGZ RE
Grand Scribe E

Ukraine Appeal
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Instructions

Regarding E-Transfers of Funds to Grand Chapter

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   Time to make Hay 

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* Message from Grand Scribe Ezra *

Royal Arch Chapter forms are now available on the website

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* Chat Forum now available *

In google chrome browser go to Chat  & register

CHAT PASSWORD HINT IS:
What does an MMM receive during the Degree? 

..HAPPY TO MEET.. SORRY TO PART..HAPPY TO MEET AGAIN.

This website is intended to be a resource for the Royal Arch Masons in Alberta plus allow others a portal into the wonderful world of York Rite Masonry that is alive and well in Alberta, Canada. It is our wish that Master Masons will find this site a wealth of information and allow easy contact to the individual Chapters within the length of their cabletow.  Master Masons are encouraged to partake in a daily lesson of research and instruction into the hidden mysteries of nature and science.  Becoming a Royal Arch Mason is a logical step in this direction with the contents of this site allowing answers to your questions and a direction to resources in order to obtain further clarifications if necessary.