The Officers of The Lodge of the Royal Secret and Installing Suite.
Wor. Brother Marston with Commander-In-Chief, R.W. David Sewall and the Past Commanders of Massachusetts Consistory.
It had become a tradition in our young Lodge for the Presiding Master to Install his successor. Wor. Brother Marston receives the Ancient Charges from R.W. Brother Ackerman.
Wor. Marston tries on his top hat for the first time in the East of the Lodge.
Wor. Marston receives The Master's Watch from R.W. Ackerman. It is on loan from the Lodge during a Master's Term.
R.W. Ackerman seems to enjoy his gift from the Officers of the Lodge as Bro. David Nichol looks on.
The Lodge of the Royal Secret AF & AM
The Lodge of the Royal Secret is the newest Lodge in Massachusetts. We meet on the Third Thursday of every month (except July and August). We were instituted with two purposes in mind, to focus on the work of the initiation process and to provide for a more direct and easier path for new men to become involved in the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite.
Our meetings are formal affairs, all members are requested to attend in tuxedo and white gloves. While that is our preferred attire, we understand that not everyone travels with their tuxedo, we do request visitors and guests try to accommodate with a dark suit, white shirt and dark tie.
Our goal is to excel at the ceremonies in which we make men Masons, thus providing for a truly memorable and impressive experience for men who join our Fraternity. By maintaining a high standard for our ritual, we also aim to provide that impressive and memorable experience for Masons who have witnessed the degrees numerous times already, hopefully enabling further light to be found in our works.
We are the only Lodge in Massachusetts which is affiliated with the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, specifically the Valley of Boston. All our founding members are Scottish Rite Masons from the Valley of Boston and all men joining our Fraternity join both the Lodge of the Royal Secret and the Valley at the same time, we confer the three fundamental degrees of Masonry, that of Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft and Master Mason. The bodies of the Valley confer the symbolic degrees of fourth through thirty-second.
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