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To all Royal Arch Masons holden under the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons in Virginia.
Based on the letter dated March 13, 2020 issued by the Grand Master of Masons in Virginia regarding the Corona Virus (COVID-19) outbreak, with deep concern for the health of our membership, and in unity with the Grand Master, I am issuing the following decision:
All stated convocations are authorized, at the discretion of the High Priest, to be opened and closed without the companions assembled about the altar and omitting the required ritual. The signs, however, are still required.
I will monitor the situation and revisit this decision as more information becomes available.
Raymond D. SteeleGrand High Priest
The Digest of the Laws, Rules and Regulations of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons in Virginia (January 2017 Edition) is available for download. You'll find it in the menu under Grand Chapter as well as in the Forms and Information section of the website.
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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.More...
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