Proceedings of the Grand Holy Royal Arch Chapter of Pennsylvania and Masonic Jurisdiction Thereunto Belonging, for the Year Ending Volume 92-98

Proceedings of the Grand Holy Royal Arch Chapter of Pennsylvania and Masonic Jurisdiction Thereunto Belonging, for the Year Ending Volume 92-98

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...worthy to hold membership in a Chapter by his Companions, he is eligible to the office of High Priest, and if elected, and expresses willingness to assume the vows, obligations and responsibilities imposed by our installation services, he should be installed. " The object of this explanation is to emphasize the observance of that principle, and to enforce it by precept and example as much as possible, that our lives, conduct and conversation should ever be in line with our professions as Masons." So far, so good. But why is he not charged, and, if found guilty, expelled, as he ought to be? How can such a man be a Mason? " 2. Ques. Which is the proper time for approving the minutes of a regular Convocation of the Chapter, the night on which it is held or at the following regular meeting? "Ans. The minutes of a regular Convocation of the Chapter must be approved at the time when held, before the Chapter closes. " In addition to the fact that in my judgment this, in principle and policy, is the better and safer rule of procedure, I gave as my reasons therefor: First, that the regulations of our Grand Chapter are silent on that subject; second, it is a law of Capitular Masonry, quite general, I believe, that where a Grand Chapter has failed to enact laws in given cases requiring action to facilitate its own successful government, or that of its subordinates, the laws of the Grand Lodge o the corresponding jurisdiction must be taken to govern for the time being, as far as they can be made applicable; and, third, that such is now the lawof the Grand Lodge of Washington." It is a good practice to read the rough drafts of the minutes at the close of the meeting, and the recorded minutes at the next slated meeting, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 739g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937147
  • 9781236937148