Book Intro – The Perfect Ceremonies Of Craft Masonry 1871

A beautiful example of a the rituals, produced in a Medieval illuminated script style. Facsimiles still exist of this illustrated ritual book, of which the most authentically produced version is that available from the Scottish Rite Masonic Book Club.

“This is a book for the student of Masonic ritual. In 1813 the “Antients” and “Moderns” Grand Lodges merged to form the current United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE).

Over the next two years the new Grand Lodge worked to produce a form of ritual with elements from both groups.

Although the ritual wasn’t officially transcribed, the founders of the “Emulation Lodge of Improvement” were among those who witnessed the new ritual.

While not used today, The Perfect Ceremonies are the lineal ancestors of the official Emulation ritual, lectures, and the installation ceremony for officers.

Also included is a contemporary version of the Royal Arch Degree, which completes the “pure ancient Masonry” of the UGLE.

This special printing reproduces the first editions of these works, and includes a rare insert which was privately distributed. Engravings by Hans Holbein enhance the pages.”

Source: Introduction by Arturo de Hoyos, 33°, GC, and S. Brent Morris, 33°, GC. Volume 42 of the Masonic Book Club.

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The Perfect Ceremonies of Craft Masonry … As Taught in the Unions Emulation Lodge of Improvement for M.M.’s

Compiled by J. Hogg

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The Perfect Ceremonies of Craft Masonry and The Holy Royal Arch

Introduction by Arturo de Hoyos, 33°, GC, and S. Brent Morris, 33°,

Introduction by Arturo de Hoyos, 33°, GC, and S. Brent Morris, 33°, GC. Volume 42 of the Masonic Book Club, whose purpose is to publish classic Masonic books and support Scottish Rite, SJ, USA Philanthropies.

This is a book for the student of Masonic ritual. In 1813 the “Antients” and “Moderns” Grand Lodges merged to form the current United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE).

Over the next two years the new Grand Lodge worked to produce a form of ritual with elements from both groups. Although the ritual wasn’t officially transcribed, the founders of the “Emulation Lodge of Improvement” were among those who witnessed the new ritual.

While not used today, The Perfect Ceremonies are the lineal ancestors of the official Emulation ritual, lectures, and the installation ceremony for officers.

Also included is a contemporary version of the Royal Arch Degree, which completes the “pure ancient Masonry” of the UGLE. This special printing reproduces the first editions of these works, and includes a rare insert which was privately distributed. Engravings by Hans Holbein enhance the pages.

 

 

 

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