St. Andrew Royal Arch Chapter #146

The History / Story behind the Royal Arch Degrees

The Royal Arch Degree

The Royal Arch Degree picks up where the Excellent Master Degree leaves off, so in similar manner to the latter it can be placed at a specific time and corroborated in history.

Having arrived from Babylon at Jerusalem the travellers seeking work present themselves at the building site of the new (second) Temple, after giving their credentials as brethren of the same stock they are granted some menial labour work.

During their labours they make a discovery and recover something of the greatest importance.

The degree deals with the recovery of the WORD that was lost.