a sanctuary for the master mason seeking further light in masonry

CAPITULAR MASONRY

The journey of a Master Mason must continue...

MARK MASTER MASON

Operative masons carved their own unique mark into the stones they worked upon. One of the most beloved degrees in all of Masonry, it dramatically teaches you about your own potential, justice in work, and using your time on this earth effectively

MOST EXCELLENT MASTER

The beautiful ceremony this degree emulates is composed of the completion, dedication, and presentation of the Temple of Jerusalem. It teaches you about humility, service, and balance.

HOLY ROYAL ARCH

Deemed as the Supreme Degree of the Holy Royal Arch of Jerusalem, members are now organized as a Chapter. The degree is deep in esoteric content and dramatic in the journey of the Great Discovery. It teaches ultimate humility, loyalty, and reverence.

CHAPTER PRINCIPLES

What sets Norwood Chapter apart?
Norwood Chapter offers Royal Arch Masonry at its finest

  1. Ritual Excellence
  2. Enlightening Education
  3. Elegance Of Dress
  4. Chapter Ambiance
  5. Non-Traditional Timings
  6. Festive Board
  7. Two Year Terms Of Office
  8. Fewer Meetings
  9. Selectivity
  10. Commitment

  • DRAMATIC DEGREES

    Norwood Chapter presents the degrees of Mark Master Mason, Most Excellent Master, and the Holy Royal Arch of Jerusalem with the solemnity, drama, and effect within a rich atmosphere, deserving for our worthy candidates

  • ENLIGHTENING EDUCATION

    Norwood Chapter hosts Masonically-advanced educational presentations at every meeting from members or visitors with topics such as religious and Jungian philosophy, alchemy, Hermetica, operative craft, mythology, and more

  • LASTING COMPANIONSHIP

    We only accept into our portals those worthy Master Masons who are of humility, of an enlightened mind, and of genuine friendship. Our social frivolity celebrates our lasting companionships

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL 2016-2018

Norwood Chapter #18 - Royal Arch Masons
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Ex. Comp. Mike Bayrak

First Principal
Mike is an avid student of Masonry with a particular interest in ancient and practical alchemy.
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Ex. Comp. Wes Bush

Second Principal
Wes has an affinity for the philosophical aspects of the Royal Craft and its practical appellations upon the inner self
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Ex. Comp. Graham Guest

Third Principal
Graham’s approach to Masonry is deeply rooted in introspection of the Platonic and Jungian archetypes and their application in our lodge and chapter officer duties
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V. Ex. Comp. Stuart Krause

Scribe “E”
Stuart’s focus in the Chapter is on the administration and finances and ensuring records are kept up with the utmost accuracy and precision

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