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Chapters King Solomon No. 1, Keystone No. 2, and Harmony No. 3 received their Charters
(1. Novembar 2014, Beograd)

● The First Annual Session of the GCS
(1. Novembar 2014, Beograd)

GCS Grand Officers Elected and Installed
(1. Novembar 2014, Beograd)


First Councils of Royal And Select Masters founded in Serbia
(2. Novembar 2014, Beograd)

 

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Welcome to the website of othe oGrand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Serbia. Here you will olearn aboutoRoyal Arch Masonry in Serbia and the many ways in owhich its members ostrive to become better men by living the Masonic tenets of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth.

What has attracted so many Brethren to seek further light in Royal Arch Masonry?

In their journey through the three degrees of Symbolic Masonry and as they have learned the proficiency lecture for each degree, no doubt many questions have arisen concerning the meaning of the ritualistic ceremonies, the historical implications and the "why" of the legends of Freemasonry. Many believe the Sublime Degree of Master Mason to be the ultimate degree of Freemasonry and all others to be added as explanatory. Most students of Freemasonry agree that the story of the Craft as presented in the three degrees is incomplete and that the degrees of the Royal Arch complete the story and answer many of the questions in the mind of the newly made Master Mason.

In one hundred and fifty years of the Freemasonry in Serbia, due to
historical circumstances, Royal Arch Masonry have not been ever practiced. Grand Chapter of Serbia, founded in 2014 is the first Royal Arch Institution in Serbia. We hope that our web presentation will give you some answers about Grand Chapter of Serbia and about Royal Arch Masonry in general.

Thank you for visiting our site.

M:.E:. Vladimir S. Markovic, PGM, KT
Grand High Priest

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The Royal Arch Degrees was considered most important in the early years of Freemasonry and so dogmatic was the Mother Grand Lodge - from which all Speculative Masonry derives - that in 1813, when the two grand lodges in England united, a firm and solemn landmark was adopted and placed in the Articles of Union to guide Masons throughout the world forever on this matter: "Pure Ancient Freemasonry consists of but three degrees, viz., that of Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft, and Master Mason, including the Supreme Order of the Holy Royal Arch." The landmark has never been changed and to this day no other degree has been officially recognized by the Mother Grand Lodge and every rite, system or additional degree in Freemasonry cannot confer its degree on a Master Mason until he has received the Royal Arch Degree. Naturally, this is as it should be, because a man is not a Master Mason until he receives the Master's Word and he can only receive it in the Royal Arch.

BOOKS ABOUT ROYAL ARCH MASONRY

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In last two hundred years, many books have been written on the subject of the Royal Arch Freemasonry. Out of all authors that ever tried to explain symbols and meanings behind the Rituals of the Royal Arch, certainly most notable were: Steinmetz, George H. with his book “Royal Arch  - It’s Hidden Meaning” ; Wells, Roy A. with his book “Some Royal Arch Terms Examined” ; and Harvey, William J. P., the author of “The Story of the Royal Arch”. Unfortunately, these titles are now available only in English. “Royal Arch  - It’s Hidden Meaning” will be available in Serbian language by January 2016.

If you are interested in any of these titles, or any other books on Freemasonry or Royal arch, please visit UGLS Masonic Library, the first specialized Masonic library on Western Balkans.

 

THE FIRST BOOK ABOUT ROYAL ARCH MASONRY EVER TO BE PUBLISHED IN SERBIA WILL BE RELEASED IN DECEMBER 2016

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Famous book by Comp. George Steinmetz
“Royal Arch  - It’s Hidden Meaning” will be soon available in Serbian language
with introduction written by ME Vladimir S. Markovic, Grand High Priest of the
Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Serbia. This is very first book about
Royal Arch Masonry to be published in Serbian language ever.
The publishg of this book is supported by the members of the GCRAM of Serbia.

 

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COUNCILS OF ROYAL AND SELECT MASTERS IN SERBIA RECEIVED THEIR CHAPTERS

December 29th, Belgrade, – Jerusalem, Zarubbabel, I Alpha  Chapters of Royal and Select Masters which work in the Belgrade from 2014 with dispensation and under the protection of the Prince Hall Grand Council of South Carolina, have received their Chapters, that will enable them to start the process of the foundation of the Grand Council of Serbia.
As it is known already, on the initiative by the members of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Serbia, and in order to enable them to continue their road in York Rite Masonry, a group of Companions from the Prince Hall Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters, led by Right Grand Trice Iliustrious Comp. Kenneth M. Barkley, visited Belgrade in 2014th and organized degree work of the three cryptic degrees for the qualified Royal Arch Masons from the Grand Chapter of Serbia, after which three Councils of Royal and Select Masters were formed in Belgrade for the work under dispensation. After legal period of time, they received their Chapters.

 

 

 

 

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