Limited Edition – To mark the Supreme Grand Chapter Bicentenary Celebration
The Royal Arch, also known as ‘Red Lodge’ or Chapter is one of the most popular and enlightening of the Orders beyond the Craft. Published to coincide with the celebrations of 200 years of Royal Arch Freemasonry, this extensive volume encompasses much more than the title implies. Divided into three parts with added appendices, the book covers the story behind the creation of Supreme Grand Chapter within the context of Craft Freemasonry, to which it is so closely attached. It is a comprehensive guide to the Order of the Royal Arch, its history and development from the mid 18th century to the present day.
This is the only text to date to answer such important questions as: How did the Royal Arch end up in its current position, so unique to England? How did the Antients Grand Lodge treat this 4th Degree of Freemasonry? Was the Charter of Compact really falsified? And did the Duke of Sussex have his own private Chapter?
This easy to read and comprehensive volume includes an innovative story line of the day of celebration on 27 December 1813, written in the form of a novelette. It is in a style that allows the reader to learn all the events surrounding the creation of the Order with ease and confidence. For the serious scholar, Yasha Beresiner’s book reveals new ground in the discovery and analysis of documents newly recovered and incorporates a chronology of events from 1813 to 2013.