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.
- Ritual Excellence
- Enlightening Education
- Elegance Of Dress
- Chapter Ambiance
- Non-Traditional Timings
- Festive Board
- Two Year Terms Of Office
- Fewer Meetings
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
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
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
Ex. Comp. Mike Bayrak
Ex. Comp. Wes Bush
Ex. Comp. Graham Guest
V. Ex. Comp. Stuart Krause
Our next Most Excellent Master Degree will take place at an emergent meeting on Monday, March 6, 2017, followed by a discussion of the degree and then retiring to a nearby watering hole for festive board.
Join us for a casual evening of Masonic education featuring two fantastic presentations you may have missed at the 2016 Masonic Spring Workshop in Kananaskis. Strathcona Place (10831 – University Avenue), Cocktails at 6:30 pm, Presentations at 7:00 pm. Casual dress. Open to all Masons.
On Monday, February 6, 2017, join us at our new home at Strathcona Place on 109 Street and University Avenue for 6:30 p.m. cocktails, 7:00 p.m.–a regular meeting followed by closing and short education pieces and discussions by our Mark Master Masons on that degree to give us new perspectives. Dress for members is formal[…]
Mark Master Mason degrees each for two candidates will be held on: Monday, November 7th, 2016 Monday, December 5th, 2016 both at 7:00 pm at Acacia Masonic Temple. A practice will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Acacia Masonic Temple. No practice will be held before the December 5th degree.[…]
Royal Arch Masonry is considered as the copestone to your Masonic journey. It is deemed the “Supreme Degree” and the completion of the Master Mason degree. But why? As a Master Mason, due to the u.d. of our G.M.H.A. you are presented with substituted Ss. The Temple is incomplete. The story and the journey[…]
At our Monday October 3, 2016 regular meeting at Acacia Masonic Temple, we will open as a Royal Arch Chapter, then gather en masse to set level everyone’s prove-ups in the Royal Arch Degree. This will be followed by an orientation education session conducted by our Director of Ceremonies on the traditions, symbolism, secrets, floor[…]