Nevada Grand Chapter
The Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons
of the State of Nevada
M.E. James D. Phelps and his wife, Kathleen
Grand High Priest of the State of Nevada
Friends, Brothers, and Companions,
Welcome to the Royal Arch website for Royal Arch Masons for the State of Nevada. Royal Arch has been a part of the State of Nevada since it was a Territory. Lewis Chapter No. 1 was started in Carson City, Nevada (given dispensation to open) on July 4th, 1863 and received its charter on September 9th, 1865. We now have 5 Royal Arch Chapters in the State of Nevada (see Local Chapters for a listing).
Royal Arch Masonry is a part of the York Rite branch of Freemasonry and can only be joined after completing the "Blue Lodge" of Freemasonry and becoming a Master Mason. The York Rite of Freemasonry includes three major areas:
Royal Arch Masonry (Chapter),
Cryptic Masonry (Council), and
Knights Templar (Commandery).
York Rite Royal Arch Masonry is a continuation of the Blue Lodge and completes the process started as a Blue Lodge Mason (Master Mason). Further education on what has been learned in "Blue Lodge" and the Royal Arch is to be found in the Cryptic Mason Degrees and, that finally culminates in the Knights Templar Orders.
The basic description of the Royal Arch Degrees are found on the RA Degrees page. For further information concerning Royal Arch Masonry in the State of Nevada, please contact us via the Contacts Page, see the About Us Page, or contact a Local Chapter.
We look forward to your interest in Royal Arch Masonry and hope that you will be contacting us soon to learn of how you can be a part of the York Rite of Freemasonry in Nevada.
Remember, the only way to complete your education as a Master Mason is to complete the York Rite Degrees (especially, the Royal Arch Degree) for only in the Royal Arch Degree is "the Master's Word" revealed. So, please consider completing your education in the York Rite. (The Blue Lodge degrees are a part of the York Rite in the United States.)