by Wayne Pendragon Owens

I am an Author, Freemason, Rosicrucian, Blood Biker, Widows Son, CodeNinja, Spod, Hacker, Son, Uncle, Brother, Man, AN INDIVIDUAL!

12th April 2024

TYoaBM – A New Old Guard

This evening was the Valle Crucis Rose Croix Enthronement meeting.

As mentioned previously, our new sovereign elect is unable to attend for the foreseeable time, so we had to improvise and keep the old  sovereign for an additional year. This made it a very easy evening, since there is no ritual at all in keeping the same guy in the chair.

As an interesting aside, in the 87 years we have been picking who to rule over the Chapter, only two people have been in the chair more than once. Myself, and the current sovereign who stayed in again. He has a bit to catch up to me though, as I did 3 years as sovereign, then 1 year as stand in sovereign.

But I digress, we had a fun night, with the Inspector General giving a bit of an update on the recent changes, and the new ritual.

Overall, it was a very enjoyable evening none-enthronement!

Update Count:- Attended/Total
22/25 – Meetings
09/09 – Visits
13/17 – Rehearsals
08/10 – Committee
04/04 – AGM’s
01/01 – Social

Masonic Halls – 13

The Ancient and Accepted Rite (Rose Croix)

The Ancient and Accepted Rite originated in France in 1754 and worked in the USA where a Supreme Council was formed in 1801.

The Supreme Council for England and Wales was established in 1845 under a patent from the Supreme Council of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States of America. The Rite consists of its own 33 Degrees entirely separate and distinct from any other Order.

The three Craft Degrees are accepted as equivalent to the first 3 Degrees of this Rite. Candidates for Perfection are taken from the 4º to 17º Degrees by name only, prior to being made Excellent and Perfect Princes Rose Croix in a detailed and beautiful 18º Degree ceremony. This is the only degree permitted to be worked in a private Rose Croix Chapter. Degrees above the 18º are awarded on merit after a brother has passed the Chair of his Chapter.

For more information on the Order of The Ancient and Accepted Rite, please click on the link to the Supreme Council website.