Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons in Virginia
Devotion and Dedication
Grand Chapter
Royal Arch Masons in Virginia
Grand Chapter
Royal Arch Masons in Virginia

500 Masonic Lane, Suite C, Henrico, Virginia 23223‑5552 500 Masonic Lane, Suite C
Henrico, Virginia 23223-5552

214th Grand Annual Convocation

Join us for the 214th Grand Annual Convocation, November 19-20, 2021, held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Williamsburg. The Call to Grand Chapter and hotel reservation information can be found on the Grand Convocation page.


Grand High Priest

Most Excellent
Edmund Cohen
Most Excellent
Edmund Cohen

Brother and Companion Edmund Cohen was born in the Bronx, New York on September 18, 1940, the eldest child of Herman and Adele Cohen. Brother Cohen is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the City College of New York, did his graduate work at Columbia University, and legal studies at American University. He is an active member of the bar in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia. He joined the Federal Government in November 1967. He was an analyst, a Deputy Director of Personnel, a Deputy General Counsel, and Director of Information Management Services. He retired in January 2008 having received numerous awards for his service. He has been working as an Independent Contractor since 2009.


Upcoming Educational Programs

The Grand Chapter and Grand Council Committee on Education and Service is continuing to provide opportunities for our collective improvement and enlightenment, through educational presentations.

The next session will be held on September 25th, 10-11AM, via Zoom.

Right Excellent Companion Chadwick Burks, General Grand Scribe of the General Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons International will present “Royal Arch Masonry: Ten Tiny Tweaks – Ten Terrific Terminations”

followed by

Right Puissant Companion Bill Snyder, Deputy General Grand Master of the General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons International who will present “Shedding some light on Cryptic Masonry”.


The Keystone - July 2021

In This Edition

  • Message from the Grand King
  • Message from the Grand Almoner
  • Alzheimer's Poker Run
  • Chapter News and Pictures
  • An Essay on "Wisdom, Strength and Beauty"
  • And more!


Today in Royal Arch

Please check with your Chapter for details prior to attending any upcoming meeting.



$100,000 $750

Finding a cure for Alzheimer's is goal for the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons in Virginia. Each year that goes past, a discovery is getting closer. Each year our Grand Chapter, with your help, has been increasing our donations to help find a cure for this disease or helping to take care of those with this disease.


Grand Chapter Information

Grand High Priest: Mt. Ex. Edmund Cohen
Grand Secretary: Rt. Ex. Wayne H. Anderson
Deputy Grand Secretary: Mt. Ex. Clyde McAvoy Perry

 Mailing Address

Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons in Virginia
P.O. Box 2276
Portsmouth, Virginia 23702


500 Masonic Lane, Suite C
Henrico, Virginia 23223‑5552


Office:  (804) 222-9120
Fax:  (804) 222-3513
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