Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Delaware
Compact with Prince Hall Grand Chapter
On Friday, April 20, 2018, the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Delaware considered a request from the Prince Hall Grand Chapter for mutual recognition. The request had been reviewed with the Grand Lodge of Delaware and the General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons International. By unanimous vote, mutual recognition was approved and a compact was created to match the compact between the 2 Grand Lodges in the state.
On Saturday April 28, 2018, a historic event occurred with Capitular Masonry in Delaware. Most Excellent Grand High Priest Fred M. Palmer accompanied by Most Excellent Mark E. Irwin, Grand Secretary representing the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Delaware visited The Most Excellent Prince Hall Grand Chapter Holy Royal Arch Masons P.H.A. Jurisdiction of Delaware at their Annual Convocation. During the Convocation, both Grand High Priests signed the Compact and it was attested to by the respective Grand Secretaries.
Below are pictures of that auspicious occasion.
Most Excellent Grand High Priest Fred Palmer being received into the Most Excellent Prince Hall Grand Chapter Holy Royal Arch Masons P.H.A. Jurisdiction of Delaware.
MEC Palmer being received by Most Excellent George B. Winston, III with other visiting dignitaries behind him.
MEC Palmer and Winston accompanied by Grand Secretaries John Brown of the PHA and Mark Irwin of the Grand Chapter of Delaware are in prayer before the signing of the Compact.
The 2 Grand Secretaries read aloud the Compact.
MEC Palmer and MEC Winston signing the Compact.
MEC Palmer addressing the Companions after the signing.