Over the years the Revd Neville Barker Cryer has delivered many lectures to Lodges throughout the country. His lectures manage to both entertain and inform the lodge members and one perennially popular subject is the Royal Arch Journey. In this volume the author draws on his many years of research into the topic to present an analyis of the history of the Royal Arch, its origins and development, and its place in the present day Masonic tradition. His findings may prove controversial for some as he goes back to its origins in the 18th century but all readers will find this book presents a fascinating and compelling argument.
The book has two objectives: to tell the story of how the degree, later known as the Order, of the Holy Royal Arch in England emerged and developed. The other is to show, through that story, why the Royal Arch is essential to the Speculative Craftsmen and has always been regarded by many as the culmination of Freemasonry.
Back the Source:The Traces of the Degree
The Emergence of a Ceremony, first Examples of an Order
The Appearance of a Supreme Grand Chapter
Examples of Later 18th Century Ceremonies
Why Irish and Scottish Variations? The Union and After
The Settlement of 1834.
Binding Paperback, Format 210 x 148, Extent 96 pages
Format 210 x 148
Extent 96 pages
Lewis Masonic, 2010