A BRIEF COMPARISON BETWEEN THE MASONIC INITIATION AND THE ROYAL ARCH PURPLE DEGREE

A BRIEF COMPARISON BETWEEN THE MASONIC INITIATION AND THE ROYAL ARCH PURPLE DEGREE

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In the unpublished draft to the ‘History of the Royal Arch Purple Order’ book, the Order explains how the Royal Arch Purple degree was developed from the “three pre-1800 degrees.” They also outline the general content of the degree and compare it to that of Freemasonry. They state that: “There are at least twelve points in the one that can be found in the other.” They list them as (1) “The preparation of a candidate.” (2) “The taking of an obligation.” (3) “The penalties.” (4) “The method of gaining entrance.” (5) “The hostile reception.” (6) “The entrance pass.” (7) “The testing of a candidate.” (8) “The act of circumambulation.” (9) The “interruption on each circuit.” (10) “The five points of fellowship.” (11) “The three steps.” (12) “The revelation of the true light of understanding.”

It is not surprising that this revealing passage was conveniently omitted from the published Royal Arch Purple book.

Topics

red_dot  The source of the degree
red_dot  The binding of the candidate
red_dot  Properly Prepared
red_dot  A hostile reception
red_dot  The Five Points of Fellowship
red_dot  Riding the goat
red_dot  The Orange Order Blood Curdling Penalties
red_dot  Mystical enlightenment
red_dot  A false hope
red_dot  Symbolism

Appendices

For further information on the the Royal Arch Purple degree, its teachings, practices and symbols, purchase Behind Closed Doors (see why this explosive book has caused hundreds of members to resign from this neo-Masonic structure).

Royal Arch Purple response

Former Independent Orange Institution Grand Master response

Rev. Ron Johnstone (Royal Arch Purple Chapter spokesman): Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6

Grand Chaplain to the Grand Lodge of England (Rev. Richard Harvey): Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.

The response of George Dawson (Imperial Grand Master of the Independent Orange Institution).
Readers response (including the author of ‘Behind Closed Doors’ – Paul Malcomson).
Second response of George Dawson (Imperial Grand Master of the Independent Orange Institution).
Evangelical Truth reply to George Dawson