Welcome to St. Stephen’s Royal Arch Chapter
E. Ned Bean, HP
Sixth Capitular District,
Royal Arch Masons of Massachusetts
R.E. Jordan C. MacNeill, DDGHP
St Stephen’s Royal Arch Chapter is accepting petitions for membership through the summer. We will review and respond after our initial September meeting and provide a schedule of degree dates for potential candidates as soon as they are established.
The “JOIN” tab above will take you to a great video explaining York Rite Masonry. You will also find instructions to start the membership process.
LIFE SAVING MESSAGE FOR YOUR FAMILY
On July 2, 2013, eighteen-year old Merritt Levitan was hit by a distracted driver who was texting. She passed away the next day from brain injuries. Four seconds of distracted driving took Merritt’s life.
Textless Live More was developed by Merritt’s high school friends at Milton Academy to create greater awareness of the dangers of distracted driving. Merritt’s friends wanted to honor a true friend, leader and mentor in their community and turn her tragedy into awareness.
Textless Live More is now a student-led campaign in communities across the country and overseas. Please consider bringing TextLess Live More to your campus or community to help spread the word about distracted driving, change behavior, and save lives.
Go to www.textlesslivemore.org to learn more about the national awareness campaign and Merritt’s legacy for change. You can also view several short TextLess Live More videos narrated by actor Giancarlo Esposito, Gus of Breaking Bad, at www.textlesslivemore.org. Join us to become part of the movement.
Together we can change behavior and save lives. Together we can make driving safer. TextLess Live More for Merritt – and anyone who gets behind the wheel.
www.merrittsway.org (great site for info)
Ex. Ned Bean will be coordinating a public service awareness program on distracted driving. Our hope is to present this program to all the Masonic Lodges in our area.
For more information now, click on the embedded links above.
GRAND LODGE SCHOLARSHIP FUND - Massachusetts Masons, their children, and grandchildren who will be attending an accredited educational institution as a full-time, undergraduate are eligible to apply for a Grand Lodge Scholarship Grant.
Three of our Companions Recognized – At the October Convocation Most Excellent Jack MacNeill recognized R.E. Jordan MacNeill for hie re-election as the District Deputy Grand High Priest for the Sixth Capitular District, R.E. Arthur Dunham for being named as Grand Master of the First Veil, and R.E. Steven A. Cooper for becoming the new Grand Scribe. St Stephens Companions gave a hearty applause for these three who work so hard for Capitular Masonry.
2014 Officers Installation - New High Priest E. Ned Bean and his line of elected and appointed officers for the Capitular year 2014-15 were installed Wednesday, September 24th. We are all now called to labor. Presiding and Installing Officers were R.E. John Sutterley and R.E. Leo A Morin Jr..
Installation Photos – CLICK HERE
York Rite Gold Honor Award – Thursday,April 2 was an very special night.at the Rural Lodge Regular Communication, as Wor. Jacob T. Yanovich received the prestigious Massachusetts York Rite Gold Honor Award. It was presented in recognition of the extraordinary effort led by Jacob to ensure continuity and recovery from the terrible fire that destroyed the Hancock St Masonic Building and home of Rural Lodge. Click for more..
YORK RITE MASONRY – As a Master Mason, you asked for and received more Light and took obligations In the rituals and lessons of the first 3 degrees in your Lodge you were given a word. This was a substitute word to be used until future generations would find the Master’s word. This substitute word allows you to visit Masonic Lodges and identify yourself as a Master Mason. Did you ever wonder what the real word was? In the York Rite of Freemasonry during the Chapter Degrees the word is found and communicated to you.
The journey continues by joining brother Master Masons in search of more Light and the lost Master’s word. The Royal Arch degree was, and still is in England, a part of the Master Mason’s 3rd Degree. It was the culmination of the story and path you started as an Entered Apprentice. Continue your Masonic education by joining your local Royal Arch Chapter. See our “JOIN” page for an excellent video explaining York Rite Masonry and how to seek membership.
Links to the Grand York Rite Bodies of Massachusetts
Grand Royal Arch Chapter Grand Council of MA Grand Commandery of Massachusetts Knights Templar of MA & RI