Proceedings of the Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Nebraska, at Its Annual Convocation

Proceedings of the Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Nebraska, at Its Annual Convocation

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... work in like manner as their chief had done, as also did their several District Depui y Grand High Priests. In the business of the convocation, of local interest generally, we find a proposition submitted by M.'.E.'.Companion Drummond, to amend their constitution, providing that "the retiring Grand King and Scribe shall not be eligible to election to either of those ofiices," which was duly referred to the Committee on Amendments to the constitution, and goes over to another year, we infer. M.'.E.'.Companion Josiah H. Drummond presents, as for many years he has done, the report on correspondence, covering in this instance, two hundred and sixty.seven pages, and reviewing the proceedings of fortynine Grand Chapters, the General Grand Chapter, and four other grand bodies across the sea. Nebraska, 1900.' is generously accorded five pages and most fraternal treatment. He takes exception to Nebraska's law relating to the Order of High Priesthood, and, if we understand him aright. among other things because our "Grand Chapter has departed from the old usage in providing for conferring it in a different manner." That is, whereas it was formerly a part of the installation ceremonies during which all but Past High Priests and High Priests were required to retire. now it is done in another body. Nebraska is not alone in departing from that "old usage," for we note that Maine has a separate organization, quite like ours, over which Companion Drummond presides as president, as our Companion Davidson has done for years in ours, and this departure is general, if not universal, in nearly all jurisdictions. That the manner of conferring the Order is a proper subject for regulation, is proved by the general adoption of...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236908058
  • 9781236908056