Here are the Minutes of that meeting: Continue reading Formation of Tzouhalem Chapter, No.26 in October 1926
M.E.C. Norm McEvoy has circulated this interesting article on the history and origins of Royal Arch Masonry. In the interest of getting a wider audience for this article, Tzouhalem Chapter, No.26 is posting it here as a blog post as well as on a permanent web page on our site.
A History of Royal Arch Masonry
No event in the history of speculative Freemasonry has had so important an influence upon its development as a system of symbolism as the invention of the ROYAL ARCH degree and its introduction into Masonic ritual.
The Masonic system of symbolism, as now constituted, presents us with a triple series of antagonisms:
- 1. that of ignorance and knowledge;
- 2. that of darkness and light;
- 3. that of loss and recovery.
ROYAL ARCH has to do with number 3, that is the antagonism of loss and recovery when symbolized by death and resurrection, and where the ending of the present life and the beginning of future life is perfectly represented in the Master Masons degree. Continue reading A Brief History of Royal Arch Masonry
He was also a member of Temple Lodge, No. 33. Before becoming a member of Temple Lodge, No. 33, Worshipful Brother William Waldon was a member of Marquis of Ripon Lodge, No. 837 in England. He served as Worshipful Master of that Lodge in 1899. He was also a charter member of De Cataret Lodge, No. 3459, St. Helier, Jersey.
Worshipful Brother Waldon’s son, Robert Bulmer Waldon, was also a member of Temple Lodge, No.33, serving as Worshipful Master of the Lodge in 1934. Continue reading William Waldon (1869-1946) – Charter Member and Our First 1st Principal
John Stanley Dyke (died 1972, aged 75) was 1st Principal of Tzouhalem Chapter No.26 in 1949 and Worshipful Master of Temple Lodge, No.33 in 1950. He was a Past 1st Principal of Royal Arch Masons of B.C. & Yukon.
Here is his 1972 obituary from the Cowichan Leader newspaper: Continue reading John Stanley Dyke – Past Grand 1st Principal
The Cowichan Merchants Building at Station Street and Craig Street is a landmark structure in downtown Duncan.
For more information check out our Buildings Associated With Tzouhalem Chapter, No.26 Members. If you’re interested in history, you may also want to see Our History, Past Principal Officers and upcoming historical information we intend to post on this site in future. Continue reading Cowichan Merchants Building