General Grand Chapter is happy to honor our ritualists by presenting a jewel to those Companions who excel in ritualistic endeavors. This prestigious award is presented at no cost to Companions who qualify by completing at least 12 points total from the following options:
The Companion must have performed the above parts from memory on at least two (2) occasions for actual candidates. Such performance must have been witnessed and attested to by one of the following: Current holder of GGC Ritualistic Jewel, or, a Past or Current General Grand Custodian of the Work, or, a Past or Current Grand High Priest of a constituent Grand Chapter, or Chairman of Ritualistic Work Committee of the candidate's Grand Chapter.
There shall be no "mistakes" quota. Each candidate is expected to do a creditable job in the part he is exemplifying. This implies not just rote memorization but also appropriate floor work, vocal shading and emphasis, and gestures, etc. appropriate to the part. Point credit shall only be allowed for each separate part performed, not for multiple performances of the same part. For example, if a Companion performs the Principal Sojourner part on, say, ten different occasions, he will only be awarded 3 points, not 10 x 3 or 30 points.
This prestigious award serves as an opportunity to recognize special Companions who have attained past presiding rank in their Grand York Rite bodies (Lodge, Chapter, Council, Commandery) and who have then gone on to continue their work and commitment to service even beyond the term of their office, or beyond the normal boundaries of dedication. A Custodian, appointed for each constituent Grand Chapter, selects and nominates candidates whom they determine merit this award. The recipients must be Royal Arch Masons in good standing.
The General Grand Chapter has introduced a new award for the Ladies of our Royal Arch Masons. The award was developed by the General Grand High Priest, Emory J. Ferguson, and is available to Royal Arch Masons as a way to show their appreciation for the support and encouragement their Ladies have given them throughout the years. The award consists of a jewel and certificate. The jewel is available to all Royal Arch Masons and can be purchased for the sum of $100.00.
Send remittance to:
General Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons, International
P.O. Box 128
Greenfield, IN 46140-0128