Regalia for Grand Chapter Officers When in Convocation as a Mark Grand Lodge

APRONS AND GAUNTLETS

FIRST GRAND PRINCIPAL AND GRAND MASTER’S APRON / PRO-FIRST GRAND PRINCIPAL AND GRAND MASTER’S APRONno_image

The Mark Grand Lodge apron of the First Grand Principal and Grand Master, Past First Grand Principals and Grand Masters, the Pro-First Grand Principal and Grand Master and Past Pro-First Grand Principals and Grand Masters shall be of white lambskin 400 mm wide and 355 mm long with a pointed flap 162 mm at the point. The border along the sides and on the bottom of the apron to be of coloured ribbon being maroon, dark blue and maroon 100 mm wide upon which shall be embroidered roses and rose leaves all in gold. The border of the flap to be of the same ribbon 50 mm wide upon which shall be embroidered hyssop all in gold. Gold lace 15 mm wide to be on the inside and outside edge of the borders of both apron and flap. There will be a gold fringe around the outer edge of the apron and flap between 35 mm and 50 mm in length. The binding at the top of the apron shall be coloured ribbon being maroon, dark blue and maroon ribbon 38 mm wide. In the centre of the flap and in each of the lower corners of the lambskin there shall be a gold tau superimposed on which shall be a Keystone of appropriate size in white or gold. In the centre of the apron shall be the First Grand Principal and Grand Master’s Mark Grand Lodge emblem (as specified in the Jewels of Office below) within an embroidered wreath of in dexter roses and rose leaves and in sinister hyssop all in gold. [PLATE MGL1]


DEPUTY FIRST GRAND PRINCIPAL AND DEPUTY GRAND MASTER’S APRONno_image
The Mark Grand Lodge apron of the Deputy First Grand Principal and Deputy Grand Master and of Past Deputy First Grand Principals and Deputy Grand Masters shall be of white lambskin 400 mm wide and 355 mm long with a pointed flap 162 mm at the point. The border along the sides and on the bottom of the apron to be of coloured ribbon being maroon, dark blue and maroon 100 mm wide upon which shall be embroidered roses and rose leaves all in gold. The border of the flap to be of the same ribbon 50 mm wide upon which shall be embroidered hyssop all in gold. Gold lace 15 mm wide to be on the inside and outside edge of the borders of both apron and flap. There will be a gold fringe around the outer edge of the apron and flap between 35 mm and 50 mm in length. The binding at the top of the apron shall be coloured ribbon being maroon, dark blue and maroon ribbon 38 mm wide. In the centre of the flap and in each of the lower corners of the lambskin there shall be a gold tau superimposed on which shall be a Keystone of appropriate size in white or gold. In the centre of the apron shall be the Deputy First Grand Principal and Deputy Grand Master’s Mark Grand Lodge emblem (as specified in the Jewels of Office below). [PLATE MGL2]


GRAND OFFICER’S APRONno_image
The Mark Grand Lodge apron for all other Grand Officers and Past Grand Officers shall be of white lambskin 400 mm wide and 355 mm long with a pointed flap 162 mm at the point. The border along the sides and on the bottom of the apron to be of coloured ribbon being maroon, dark blue and maroon 100 mm wide. The border of the flap to be of the same ribbon 50 mm wide. Gold lace 15 mm wide to be on the inside and outside edge of the borders of both apron and flap. There will be a gold fringe around the outer edge of the apron and flap between 35 mm and 50 mm in length. The binding at the top of the apron shall be coloured ribbon being maroon, dark blue and maroon ribbon 38 mm wide. In the centre of the flap and in each of the lower corners of the lambskin there shall be a gold tau superimposed on which shall be a Keystone of appropriate size in white or gold. In the centre of the apron shall be the Mark Grand Lodge Officer’s emblem (as specified for Grand Officer’s Gauntlets below). [PLATE MGL3]

For all Grand Officers and Past Grand Officers who are not Installed Mark Masters each tau is replaced by a rosette of alternate maroon and dark blue with a central button being of dark blue ribbon. [PLATE MGL3A]

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FIRST GRAND PRINCIPAL AND GRAND MASTER’S APRON / PRO-FIRST GRAND PRINCIPAL AND GRAND MASTER’S GAUNTLETSno_image
The Mark Grand Lodge gauntlets of the First Grand Principal and Grand Master, a Past First Grand Principals and Grand Master, the Pro-First Grand Principal and Grand Master and a Past Pro-First Grand Principal and Grand Master shall be of dark blue material edged at each end in maroon 25mm wide and trimmed with gold braid 15 mm wide with the First Grand Principal and Grand Master’s Mark Grand Lodge emblem (as specified in the Jewels of Office below) within an embroidered wreath of in dexter roses and rose leaves and in sinister hyssop all in gold. [PLATE MGL4] [For First Grand Principal and Grand Master’s apron and gauntlet emblem: PLATE MGL5]

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DEPUTY FIRST GRAND PRINCIPAL AND DEPUTY GRAND MASTER’S GAUNTLETSno_image
The Mark Grand Lodge gauntlets of the Deputy First Grand Principal and Deputy Grand Master, and Past Deputy First Grand Principals and Deputy Grand Master shall be of dark blue material edged at each end in maroon 25mm wide and trimmed with gold braid 15 mm wide with the Deputy First Grand Principal and Deputy Grand Master’s Mark Grand Lodge emblem (as specified in the Jewels of Office below). [PLATE MGL6]


GRAND OFFICER’S GAUNTLETSno_image
The Mark Grand Lodge gauntlets for all other Grand Lodge Officers and Past Grand Lodge Officers shall be of dark blue material edged at each end in maroon 25mm wide and trimmed with gold braid 15 mm wide with a white Keystone with its lewis in gold superimposed with a gold Square pendant from which shall be a gold Keystone the whole surrounded by a gold circle and on the circle the words “GRAND LODGE OF MARK MASTER MASONS – N.S.W.” or alternatively “GRAND LODGE OF MARK MASTER MASONS – N.S.W. & A.C.T.” or alternatively “UNITED SUPREME GRAND CHAPTER – N.S.W. AND THE A.C.T.” [PLATE MGL7]

[For Grand Officer’s apron and gauntlet emblem: PLATE MGL8]

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CHAINS AND COLLARS OF OFFICE

CHAINS
The First Grand Principal and Grand Master, a Past First Grand Principal and Grand Master, the Pro-First Grand Principal and Grand Master, a Past Pro-First Grand Principal and Grand Master, the Deputy First Grand Principal and Deputy Grand Master, a Past Deputy First Grand Principal and Deputy Grand Master, the Second Grand Principal (as Senior Grand Warden) and the Third Grand Principal (as Junior Grand Warden) shall each wear a chain of office. The chains of office of the First Grand Principal and Grand Master, the Deputy First Grand Principal and Deputy Grand Master, Second Grand Principal (as Senior Grand Warden) and the Third Grand Principal (as Junior Grand Warden) shall be and at all times remain the property of the United Supreme Grand Chapter: all other chains of office are the personal property of the holders of those ranks.


FIRST GRAND PRINCIPAL AND GRAND MASTER’S / PRO-FIRST GRAND PRINCIPAL AND GRAND MASTER’S CHAIN OF OFFICE:
The chain of office for the First Grand Principal and Grand Master, Past First Grand Principals and Grand Masters, the Pro-First Grand Principal and Grand Master and a Past Pro-First Grand Principals and Grand Masters shall be backed by ribbon dark blue in the centre edged maroon on both sides 50 mm wide, and to be constructed of gold links of the following design and joined in the sequence indicated:

  1. The central link of the chain at the front shall be a shield of late eighteenth century design surrounded by an ornamental border divided horizontally into three parts the centre part curving downwards at either end, the top portion being of red enamel, the bottom portion being of blue enamel and the centre portion being a masonry arch with a central keystone (protruding into the top portion) of white enamel within which shall be a voided equilateral triangle the whole masoned and outlined in gold; joined on each side to:
  2. A mallet and chisel crossed in saltire surrounded by a wreath; then joined to:
  3. The letters “U.S.G.C.” within a lozenge set on an ornamental scroll; then joined to:
  4. A white enamel keystone centred within which shall be two concentric circles and between the circles the Hebrew characters shown on the keystone in the Mark Master Mason Degree all in gold; then joined to:
  5. [Reproduction of link no. 3]; then joined to:
  6. [Reproduction of link no. 4]; then joined to:
  7. [Reproduction of link no. 5]; then joined to:
  8. The bows (dark blue edged with maroon); then joined to:
  9. [Reproduction of link no. 3]; then joined to:
  10. [Reproduction of link no. 2]; then joined to:
  11. [Reproduction of link no. 3]; then joined to:
  12. [Reproduction of link no. 4]; then joined to:
  13. [Reproduction of link no. 3]; then joined to:
  14. The centre link at the back of the chain being [Reproduction of link no. 2]

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Suspended from the centre link of the chain at the front shall be a gold and enamel shield depicting the badge of the State of New South Wales from which in turn shall be suspended the appropriate jewel of office.  [PLATE MGL9]

[The gold and enamel shield depicting the badge of the State of New South Wales attached to the chain of office of the First Grand Principal and Deputy Grand Master is of a distinctive design: PLATE MGL10]no_image

 


DEPUTY FIRST GRAND PRINCIPAL AND DEPUTY GRAND MASTER’S / SECOND GRAND PRINCIPAL’S (as SENIOR GRAND WARDEN) / THIRD GRAND PRINCIPAL’S (as JUNIOR GRAND WARDEN) CHAIN OF OFFICE:
The chain of office for the First Grand Principal and Grand Master, Past First Grand Principals and Grand Masters, the Pro-First Grand Principal and Grand Master and a Past Pro-First Grand Principals and Grand Masters shall be backed by ribbon dark blue in the centre edged maroon on both sides 50 mm wide, and to be constructed of gold links of the following design and joined in the sequence indicated:

  1. The central link of the chain at the front shall be a shield of late eighteenth century design surrounded by an ornamental border divided horizontally into three parts the centre part curving downwards at either end, the top portion being of red enamel, the bottom portion being of blue enamel and the centre portion being a masonry arch with a central keystone (protruding into the top portion) of white enamel within which shall be a voided equilateral triangle the whole masoned and outlined in gold; joined on each side to:
  2. A mallet and chisel crossed in saltire surrounded by a wreath; then joined to:
  3. A white enamel keystone centred within which shall be two concentric circles and between the circles the Hebrew characters shown on the keystone in the Mark Master Mason Degree all in gold; then joined to:
  4. [Reproduction of link no. 2]; then joined to:
  5. A mallet and chisel crossed in saltire surrounded by a wreath; then joined to:
  6. [Reproduction of link no. 2]; then joined to:
  7. The bows (dark blue edged with maroon); then joined to:
  8. [Reproduction of link no. 5]; then joined to:
  9. [Reproduction of link no. 2]; then joined to:
  10. [Reproduction of link no. 3]; then joined to:
  11. [Reproduction of link no. 2]; then joined to:
  12. The centre link at the back of the chain being [Reproduction of link no. 5].

Suspended from the centre link of the chain at the front shall be a gold and enamel shield depicting the badge of the State of New South Wales from which in turn shall be suspended the appropriate jewel of office. [PLATE MGL11]no_image

Past Second Grand Principals (as Past Senior Grand Wardens) and Past Third Grand Principals (as Past Junior Grand Wardens) do not wear a chain of office.


COLLARno_image
To be of ribbon being maroon, dark blue and maroon, 100 mm wide edged on both sides with gold lace 16 mm wide from which shall be suspended the appropriate Jewel of Office for those Grand Officers and Past Grand Officers not entitled to wear a chain of office in a Mark Grand Lodge. The collar shall have embroidered centre front a solid quatrefoil in gold: on the left hand side shall be embroidered roses and rose leaves whilst on the right shall be embroidered hyssop all in gold [PLATE MGL12]


JEWEL OF OFFICE

The Jewel of Office shall be an equilateral triangle and mounted within the triangle, all in gold, will be the appropriate emblem of office (the whole Jewel to be not longer than 55 mm nor wider than 50 mm) as follows:

Office Emblem PLATE
First Grand Principal and Grand Master / Pro-First Grand Principal and Grand Master The compasses extended over an arc of 45° within the segment of a circle at the points and superimposed on the arms of the compasses a Quatrefoil upon which in turn is superimposed a representation of the Arms of the Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of England (the shield having in part red, white and dark blue enamel). no_image
Past First Grand Principal and Grand Master / Past Pro-First Grand Principal and Grand Master / Deputy First Grand Principal and Deputy Grand Master / Past Deputy First Grand Principal and Deputy Grand Master Within a square pendant from the extended points of the compasses a Keystone in white enamel. no_image
Second Grand Principal (as Senior Grand Warden) A level within a Quatrefoil at the base of which is a mallet and chisel in saltire. no_image
Third Grand Principal (as Junior Grand Warden) A plumb rule crossed with an axe within a Quatrefoil at the base of which is a mallet and chisel in saltire. no_image

 

All jewels of office (with the exception of those provided for the First Grand Principal and Grand Master, the Pro-First Grand Principal and Grand Master, the Deputy First Grand Principal and Deputy Grand Master, the Second Grand Principal (as Senior Grand Warden) and the Third Grand Principal (as Junior Grand Warden)) are personal property. Jewels of office provided for the First Grand Principal and Grand Master, the Pro-First Grand Principal and Grand Master, the Deputy First Grand Principal and Deputy Grand Master, the Second Grand Principal (as Senior Grand Warden) and the Third Grand Principal (as Junior Grand Warden) shall be and at all times remain the property of the United Supreme Grand Chapter.

Until further notice when Grand Chapter meets in Convocation as a Mark Grand Lodge all Assistant Grand Principals wear the chain of office, jewel of office, sash and apron worn in Grand Chapter: in this jurisdiction there is no Mark Grand Lodge rank equivalent to Assistant Grand Principal. Accordingly, there is no rank of, and therefore no jewel of office for, a Mark Grand Lodge equivalent to ‘Past Assistant Grand Principal’.


ALL OTHER GRAND OFFICERS

Office Emblem PLATE
President of Supreme Committee Crossed gavels no_image
Vice President of Supreme Committee A gavel no_image
Grand Scribe Ezra (as Grand Secretary) Crossed quills no_image
Grand Scribe Nehemiah (as Deputy Grand Secretary) A quill. no_image
Grand Treasurer Crossed keys no_image
Deputy Grand Treasurer A key no_image
Grand Registrar A quill with superimposed scroll no_image
Deputy Grand Registrar A scroll. no_image
Grand Chaplain An open Volume of the Sacred Law no_image
Grand Inspector of Workings A protractor with superimposed compasses no_image
District Grand Inspector of Workings A protractor no_image
Grand Director of Ceremonies Crossed staves in saltire no_image
Deputy Grand Director of Ceremonies Crossed staves in saltire and with the word “Deputy” on it no_image
Grand First Sojourner (as Grand Master Overseer) A square with superimposed mallet no_image
Grand Second Sojourner (as Grand Senior Overseer) A square no_image
Grand Third Sojourner (as Grand Junior Overseer) A mallet. no_image
Area Grand Communication Officer A hand grasping a rolled scroll no_image
Grand Sword Bearer Crossed unsheathed swords pointing upwards no_image
Deputy Grand Sword Bearer Crossed unsheathed swords pointing upwards and with the word “Deputy” on it no_image
Grand Standard Bearer A standard no_image
(Senior Grand Deacon)(Junior Grand Deacon) A Mercury* no_image
Grand Steward A cornucopia no_image
Grand Organist A lyre no_image
Grand Piper A set of bagpipes no_image
Grand Herald A trumpet. no_image
Grand Inner Guard An unsheathed sword pointing upwards crossed with a staff no_image
Grand Tyler An unsheathed sword pointing upwards no_image

* If a Mercury is unavailable a dove may be substituted in its place.

The Mark Grand Lodge Offices of Senior Grand Deacon and Junior Grand Deacon have no equivalent offices in Grand Chapter.  Companions are selected as required to fill these Grand Offices pro tempore by the Grand Director of Ceremonies.   There is no rank of, and therefore no jewel of office for a, ‘Past Senior Grand Deacon’ or ‘Past Junior Grand Deacon’.

All jewels of office provided for all other Grand Officers shall be and at all times remain the property of the United Supreme Grand Chapter.  Past rank for all other Grand Officers shall be indicated by a wearing the appropriate jewel of office in gold on a dark blue enamel oval surrounded by a red enamel garter containing the words “GRAND LODGE OF MARK MASTER MASONS – N.S.W.” (or equivalent initials) or alternatively “GRAND LODGE OF MARK MASTER MASONS – N.S.W. & A.C.T.” (or equivalent initials) or alternatively  “USGC of NSW & ACT” in gold.  Jewels of office indicating past rank are personal property.


COLLARETTE JEWELS

Irrespective of the number of collarette jewels a Companion may be entitled to wear only the most senior ranking collarette jewel may be worn.

The collarette jewel for each of the First Grand Principal and Grand Master, the Pro-First Grand Principal and Grand Master, a Past First Grand Principal and Grand Master, a Past Pro-First Grand Principal and Grand Master and the Deputy First Grand Principal and Deputy Grand Master shall be suspended from a gold chain and shall be the appropriate emblem of office in gold as set out hereunder:

Office Emblem PLATE
First Grand Principal and Grand Master / Pro-First Grand Principal and Grand Master The compasses extended over an arc of 45° within the segment of a circle at the points and superimposed on the arms of the compasses a representation of the Grand Master’s chain of office upon which in turn is superimposed a representation of the Arms of a Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons (the shield having in part red, white and dark blue enamel). no_image
Past First Grand Principal and Grand Master / Past Pro-First Grand Principal and Grand Master / Deputy First Grand Principal and Deputy Grand Master Within a square pendant from the extended points of the compasses a Key Stone in white enamel. no_image

All collarette jewels and chains (with the exception of those provided for the First Grand Principal and Grand Master, the Pro-First Grand Principal and Grand Master and the Deputy First Grand Principal and Deputy Grand Master) are personal property. Collarette jewels and chains provided for the First Grand Principal and Grand Master, the Pro-First Grand Principal and Grand Master and the Deputy First Grand Principal and Deputy Grand Master shall be and at all times remain the property of the United Supreme Grand Chapter.

There is no collarette jewel for an Assistant Grand Principal.  The Second Grand Principal (as Senior Grand Warden) and the Third Grand Principal (as Junior Grand Warden) each wear the appropriate collarette jewel worn in Grand Chapter.


GENERAL

REGALIA FOR ALL COMPANIONS AND BRETHREN PRESENT AT GRAND CHAPTER CONVOCATIONS WHEN GRAND CHAPTER IS MEETING AS A MARK GRAND LODGE

All invested Grand Chapter Officers shall wear Grand Mark Regalia (the jewel of office worn shall be the jewel of the office each occupies, irrespective of his rank).  All other Companions and Brethren present shall wear appropriate Grand Chapter Regalia, Grand Mark Regalia, Royal Arch Regalia, Excellent Master Regalia or Mark Master Mason Regalia.

 
 
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