17th October 2018, It was a cold day outside, However, the welcome I received from St. Giles Chapter was very warm indeed, and made this Nottinghamshire Sojourner feel right at home.
I was tasked with presenting an Interactive lecture entitled 'The Proclamation of Cyrus, King of Persia'. Where we find out who Cyrus was, and what it was he tried to give to the world. We get to see a glimpse into the past, at one of the first great revolutionaries, as we look deeper into a seemingly straight forward part of our Ceremony of Exaltation. A definite MUST for all looking to widen their scope on the history of Freemasonry, and the foundations of the Holy Royal Arch order's story in general.
This particular presentation went extremely well, given the natural talent of the Chapter, and obvious dedication given by all involved, to the rehearsal of their given parts.
I was very impressed with St. Giles Chapter, they have a lovely group of members, and are clearly dedicated to delivering an excellent standard of Royal Arch Freemasonry. Not surprising, given they have an impeccable D.O.C. in Ex. Comp George Thorpe.
I would like to offer my utmost gratitude to the M.E.Z., Ex Comp. S.W. Murphy, and his Principals for inviting me along to give this presentation to the 11 members and two guests (other than myself) who were present on the night, and I do sincerely hope to be making another visit before long.
Comp. Craig P.F. Staples.
A Nottinghamshire Sojourner.