Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Alberta
Ever get confused with proper protocol when addressing a Companion in Chapter?
This information will help.
In The Mark Master Mason & Most Excellent Master Degrees……Everyone …….is a Brother
Once Exalted to the Holy Royal Arch,….. Everyone…… in Royal Arch Masonry is a Companion.
(when in doubt, addressing everyone as Companion is proper)
Companions having been Elected 1st, 2nd & 3rd Principals of a Chapter receive the distinction of being an Excellent Companion
Companions having been Appointed to Grand Chapter receive the distinction of being a Very Excellent Companion
Companions having been Elected to Grand Chapter receive the distinction of being a Right Excellent Companion
Companions having been Installed as a Grand 1st Principal are addressed as Most Excellent Companion
For the time being.
Lasting only for the time being.‘a pro tem committee’
Late 18th century abbreviation of Latin pro tempore.