Saturday, May 28, 2022

Grand Chapter of Saskatchewan

Au revoir to my Canadian Companions who have hosted me for the last 2-days. Thursday afternoon I flew as far as Calgary and then on Friday made it to Saskatoon to attend the Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Saskatchewan. This jurisdiction falls under the North Central Region, but that Deputy couldn't make it so I was asked to attend.

Friday afternoon kicked off with the Order of High Priesthood conferral, followed by the Ceremonial Opening and Memorial Service of the Grand Chapter. I was honored with introductions along with so many other distinguished guests and for being allowed to take part in the Memorial Service. Friday night was the Grand Banquet where I sat at the head table with the Grand Z (Grand First Principal), Grand H (Grand Second Principal) and his wife, Grand J (Grand 3rd Principal who will be Grand Z during their Centennial), and the Most Worshipful Grand Master of Saskatchewan and his wife. After a delicious meal, I was asked to present the Bronze Medal.

Saturday morning I attended a Red Cross of Constantine Breakfast before the Grand Chapter reopened at 9am and received distinguished guests from sister jurisdictions and concordant bodies. I was honored to represent the General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons International and I gave some comments that were well received. After lunch, the newly elected officers were installed.

The rest of the day I explored Saskatoon, or rather the Paris of the Prairie. It's a nice town and was beautiful to see in late Springtime. Now I'm getting to bed for an early flight home.

No comments:

Post a Comment