Welcome to the Grand Chapter, State of New York, Royal Arch Masons website! We hope those visiting us will find much of interest here, and that our own Companions will enjoy a dynamic and changing site which will provide them with the tools they need to grow in Capitular Freemasonry.
The Holy Royal Arch is the ‘root, heart and marrow’ of Freemasonry, according to Laurence Dermott, Grand Secretary of the ‘Antients’, from which the Grand Lodge of New York F&AM obtained its original Charter. All Master Masons should consider completing the journey they began in the York Rite. They have taken the first three steps, but four more remain for them to arrive at the conclusion of their journey with the revelation of the True Word of Master Mason. The Seven Degrees lead us to the a fuller understanding of the purpose of Freemasonry, and complete the lessons begun and developed in the first three Degrees. We also hope our Companions will encourage their Brethren in the Blue Lodges to join them in this exciting journey.
This year our educational programs are expanding. Anyone who is a Companion, or considering joining a Chapter will receive a comprehensive syllabus of training from the day they receive their first Degree. They will learn all about the Degrees, their symbolism, the esoteric themes, and gain a deeper understanding of the Blue Lodge Degrees as well.
We hope to greet you in our Chapters in the near future!
Grand High Priest,
M∴E∴ Piers A. Vaughan