December 21, 2021
As we approach the end of the calendar year each celebrating the holiday season in our own unique way please take the time to remember those less fortunate and extend your thoughts, love and assistance in any way possible. The last few months have been a very difficult time for everyone and if you can, please also show your appreciation to those on the frontlines of the coronavirus – medical professionals, grocery store clerks, police and firefighters, delivery people, sanitation workers and teachers working virtually and in person.
Feeroza joins me in wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and our very best wishes for a safe, healthy and happy New Year.
M. Ex. Comp. Paraag Suchak
Grand First Principal
Historically, our Grand Chapter has endured wars and pandemics, but this is the first time in our history that chapter meetings and Grand Convocations have been cancelled; when we have not been able to meet in-person. This situation is disheartening and challenging, and makes us realize even more how precious our time together is.
We can take solace that our future rests in the hearts of our Companions who have faith in themselves and in God. At this joyous time of year, I wish you and your family good health and happiness and the best in 2022.
R. Ex. Comp. George Fairbairn
Grand Second Principal
During the perilous times we face, we need to be strong and vigilant ,ever mindful of the ravages this Covid epidemic has inflicted upon us as a Society, but, at the same time grateful for our many blessings.
At this time of year, remember the reason for the season and avail yourselves of the joy, and warmth that is traditionally associated with Christmas and other religious festivities during the winter season.
Both Glenys and I wish you all the very best, and may the New Year bring Joy, Health and Happiness to you all,
R. Ex. Comp. Jeffrey Baker
Grand Third Principal
My wish for all is peace and happiness not just at this time of the year but at all times.
Remember those who are less fortunate and share what ever you are able to with others. Stay safe and we soon hope to be able to greet one another in Chapter. All the best to everyone.
M. Ex. Comp. Richard Jackson
Grand Scribe Ezra
Oct 4th, 2021
The linked files below are a reminder of directives and COVID policies that are still in effect.
M. Ex. Comp. Richard Jackson, Grand Scribe E
We bring you greetings from Most Excellent Companion Alan Donovan Grand First Principal of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons ofCanada in the Province of Ontario.
The Grand Council, at its recent meeting, has decided that the Emergent Grand Chapter Meeting scheduled for October 16, 2021 in St Catharines will now be a virtual meeting and not in person. It was decided for several reasons that it is not the appropriate time to meet in person. It is realized that our members are anxious to meet in person again but now is not the proper time.
The Grand Executive Meeting scheduled for that day will also be held virtually and the Grand Second Principal, Right Excellent Companion Paraag Suchak has sent a letter to the members of the
Grand Executive for the meeting.
M. Ex. Comp. Richard Jackson
Grand Scribe E
Public Relations for The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario
The devastating pandemic has been with us for more than a year now. We are pleased to report that your Public Relations Committee addressing the need for more education in Masonry highlighted in the recent survey results, a small group of dedicated Royals Arch Masons have been quite busy behind the scenes.
There are currently 149 articles on various topics regarding Royal Arch Masonry. Fifteen of these articles are available to the public on the Chapter of Instruction page under the Resources tab to encourage Master Masons to look beyond the Craft Lodge.
For our members once they log in, they will also have access to many more items of education. These articles are an excellent source of history, philosophy, and the symbolism of the Holy Royal Arch. They can be used, with the appropriate acknowledgements, as educational talks at Official Visits or any regular chapter convocation.
To receive further light in Masonry, log onto
V. Ex. Comp. Brian Kiernan; firstname.lastname@example.org ,
on behalf of your PR Committee members
R. Ex. Comp. Brian Aikins; email@example.com ,
V. Ex. Comp. Robert Milliken; firstname.lastname@example.org ,
V. Ex. Comp. William Brimer; email@example.com ,
Companions, Please see the new changes under “Resources”.
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