Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons in Virginia
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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

Reopening Royal Arch Chapters in Virginia

On June 5, 2020, Virginia entered the second phase of the “Virginia Forward” reopening plan (Executive Order 65). Accordingly, effective July 1, 2020 (subject to adjustment), Chapters holden under the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons in Virginia may resume their regularly scheduled stated convocations in compliance with section 97 of the Digest of the Laws, Rules and Regulations.

More information, including the Grand Lecturer's adjustments to the ritual of opening, closing, and balloting, can be found in the my June 15th letter on Reopening Royal Arch Chapters in Virginia.

Raymond D. Steele
Grand High Priest

Royal Arch Degree Paintings

Six paintings of the Royal Arch (and Cryptic Council) degrees are the interpretation of the artist, Mark S. Chapman, PHP & PGA, and were derived from his research and experiences in Royal Arch Masonry.

Limited edition, high quality, color prints of these original oil paintings can be purchased directly from the artist. All profits from sales benefit the Masonic Home of Virginia Memory Care Unit and/or Altzheimer's Association.



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Program for Progress - 2020 Update

The Committee on Education is charged with overseeing the Program for Progress of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons in Virginia. The Program was established to improve the operation of all Royal Arch Chapters in our great Commonwealth. We urge you to study this Manual and use it to strengthen your Chapter.



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The Keystone - July 2020

In This Edition

  • Messages from the Grand High Priest and Grand Almoner
  • A tribute to Most Excellent Jeffrey Burcham
  • Mark Chapman's latest Royal Arch painting
  • Grand Master, Grand High Priest, and Grand Commander visit DeMolay
  • And more!


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Grand High Priest

Most Excellent
Raymond Douglas Steele
Most Excellent
Raymond Douglas Steele

Raymond Douglas Steele was born March 14, 1947 in Winchester, Virginia. He is a graduate of James Wood High School. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the Navy and served on active duty from 1969-1973 as a Radio Communications Technician Supervisor and Personnel Trainer aboard the U.S.S. Shenandoah AD-26. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for distinguished outstanding service. He attended Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia graduating with an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Averett University in Danville, Virginia. He completed various upper-level management courses at Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, Virginia.

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Today in Royal Arch

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

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Fun-Raising

$100,000 $19,573

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.

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Grand Chapter Information

Grand High Priest: Mt. Ex. Raymond Douglas Steele
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

 Address

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

 Phone

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