A Hearty Free State Fraternal Welcome!
Welcome to the online home of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch
Masons in Maryland! On behalf of the more than 1,500 Companions of
the Royal Arch, we invite you to read and learn about our mission, our
work, and the opportunities for you to receive further light in
The Grand Chapter is part of four Masonic bodies making up what we
call the York Rite of Freemasonry (sometimes called the American
Rite). The first is the Grand Lodge Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.
The second is the Grand Chapter. The third is the Grand Council of
Royal and Select Masters. The fourth is the Grand Commandery of
Together, the York Rite bodies work to further the lessons and teaching
of the first three degrees of Freemasonry.
2016 Grand Chapter Semi-Annual Convocation
ME Companion Randall L. Watson
Grand High Priest 2014-2016
The Annual Grand Convocation will be held at the Grand Hotel & Spa, Ocean City, MD
October 28 & 29, 2016. Registration information will be available following the Semi-Annual.
The York Rite Family