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Divisonal Luncheon





Tue 24th Apr: William de Irwin - Frome

Wed 25th Apr: King Ina - Taunton

Sun 13th May: Divisional Luncheon

All Divisional Officers

Monday 26th March 2018 6:30pm

Holy Peace Conclave No. 381

Yeovil


Tue 22nd May: St. Matthias - Stapleton

ABOUT THE ORDER

The Red Cross of Constantine is a Christian order so you need to hold a belief in the Christian Trinity-in-Unity and be a subscribing member of a Holy Royal Arch Chapter in order to be eligible to join.


The first degree relates the story of Constantine the Great and his conversion to the Christian Faith when, after praying to his gods for help on the eve of battle he saw a ‘miraculous sign’ in the heavens of a Christian Cross and using this as the emblem on his banner the next day, in the battle which made him Emperor of all Rome, won him over to Christianity.



The second and third degrees known as the ‘Appendant Orders’ are taken together at the same meeting. The second degree, as the name implies concerns the Easter Story and the guarding of the Holy Sepulche by Christian Knights over the three days from Good Friday to the Rising of Christ on Easter Day.



The third degree relates to the travels made by St. Helena, the mother of Constantine, who went in search of the true cross.

The second and third degrees, known as the Appendant Orders, are taken together at the same meeting. The second degree, as the name implies concerns the Easter Story and the guarding of the Holy Sepulche by Christian Knights over the three days from Good Friday to the Rising of Christ on Easter Day.


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