My interest in the Royal Arch started when I was presented with the Constitution and read that pure Ancient Freemasonry included the degrees of Mark Master Mason and the Holy Royal Arch. On inquiring of my more learned Brethren what this meant, and gaining an understanding of the “Associated Degrees”, I decided that it made sense to join the Royal Arch first of all. Since then I have found that the members of the Royal Arch are among the most dedicated Masons in the area. This has also resulted in a great family friendly environment where the ladies are made to feel a part of the family. I also found that the degrees within the Royal Arch fill in the picture provided by the three Lodge degrees and complete the picture. I highly recommend the Royal Arch as the first step to any Mason looking to further their masonic experience.