Grand Chapter of Maryland


ME Companion Robert W. Chase
Grand High Priest 2021-2022


Well, here we are at the doorstep of the Holiday Season.  It seems that THE season starts earlier and earlier each year at least from a commercial standpoint.  Merchants use the Holidays to hopefully make up for the slow business earlier in the year.  There are those who welcome it while others, who are traditionalists, say THE season starts the day after Thanksgiving, if any of you had the opportunity to be a guest in Past Grand Master Stephen Ponzillo’s home everywhere you looked there was something associated with Christmas Companion Steve loved the season and celebrated it every day of the year.  So, whichever you prefer I think this year will and should be a year filled with many thanks and blessings. Thanks, that many are moving on from the Pandemic, that you and your family are seeing some normalcy return to your lives, and that you are healthy.  I know the fraternity is thankful that we are back to in-person meetings where we enjoy the fellowship we were deprived of.

One of the things we hope to accomplish this year, and I see no reason why we can’t, is to revive service awards to 25 & 50 year Royal Arch Companions.  We acknowledge these brothers in our Blue Lodges so why shouldn’t we do likewise for our Royal Arch companions who have made the commitment to us.  In addition, we are putting together a plan to assist our Chapters in their degree cycles.  If anyone has some ideas that may be of interest, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

So let me close by wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and I look forward to seeing you in Chapter soon.



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