|About||Manassas Royal Arch Chapter #81 was chartered October 29, 1958 and holds its stated monthly convocations on the second Thursday of each month.|
Royal Arch Masonry or Capitular Masonry is an appendant body of Freemasonry and the first step in the York Rite system of Masonry. In order to be eligible for membership in the Royal Arch, you must be a member in good standing of a Symbolic (Blue) Lodge.
Once a member of the Royal Arch you can continue your journey of seeking More Light in Masonry and reveal that which was lost, the goal of our Spiritual and Masonic Teaching.
Royal Arch Masonry was practiced and taught in Virginia during much of the 18th century. The first documented evidence of the conferring of the Royal Arch Degree to be found in the world is in the minutes of Fredericksburg Lodge No. 4 in Fredericksburg, Virginia and bears the date of December 22, 1753. At that time the Royal Arch was certainly attached to the work of a regular Lodge, and the work was done under the Authority of a Master's Warrant. It became evident, however that because of the growing numbers of Chapters and the increasing membership, some specific rules and regulations were needed for the internal government of Royal Arch Chapters.
As in all branches of Freemasonry, philanthropy is an important part of Royal Arch Masonry, the main charity supported by the Grand Chapter of Virginia is the Alzheimer's Association.
This year's theme is: Friendship - Leadership
|Founded||October 29, 1958|