Exemplification and Conferral of all Four Capitular Degrees

The Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Massachusetts AnnouncesThe Grand Royal Arch Chapter Exemplification Degree TeamOn Saturday, December 11th, 2021, in the Exemplification and Conferral of all Four Capitular Degrees at THE NEWTON MASONIC BUILDING460 Newtonville Avenue, Newton, MA 02460

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Benjamin Hurd

M:. E:. Benjamin Hurd, Jr. Second General Grand High Priest Royal Arch Masons By George L. Marshall, Jr., PGHP, AL & Dan Pushee, PGPS, PHP, Holder of Benjamin Hurd Medal, MA Benjamin Hurd, Jr., was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts on February 1, 1750, the son of Benjamin Hurd (1719-1808) and Grace (Estabrook) Hurd (1721-1789). His wife was Mary (Stearns) Hurd (1754-1816). He was by trade a leather dresser (a person who prepares, treats, or finishes a leather material or piece of equipment). He occasionally supplied his lodge with aprons and gloves. He later became a successful merchant...

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On October 30, 2020, Ernest Bean, of Tyngsborough Massachusetts, was installed as the 82nd Grand High Priest of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Massachusetts. He is following in the footsteps of Past Grand High Priests like Benjamin Hurd Jr. and Dana A. Jackson. The office of Grand High Priest is a volunteer position; the Grand High Priest is elected and installed on an annual basis. Tradition dictates that a first-year Grand High Priest is re-elected for a second and third year before another new Grand High Priest is elected. As Grand High Priest, he presides over several thousand Capitular...

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Chapter of Research

The Massachusetts Chapter of Research was instituted on September 22, 1973 when ME Lane Ellison Wheaton, Grand High Priest of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Massachusetts issued a Charter empowering it to work. The purpose of this chapter is to diffuse Masonic light and knowledge; and to promote, encourage and conduct Capitular Masonic research. It does not confer any of the Capitular degrees regularly conferred in a duly constituted chapter; but concerns itself with nothing other than it's purpose of Capitular Masonic research. The Chapter is composed of active Royal Arch Masons, subscribers...

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