Photos Jan 2023

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Michael J. Wallis, DDGHP of District No. 14

On January 28th, Comp. Michael J. Wallis was installed as the DDGHP of District No. 14 by M.E. Comp. Jason F. Craig, MEGHP.  The installation took place at Muncy Lodge in Muncy, PA.


 Comp. Mike, welcome to the team!

Jason F Craig Testimonial Dinner

Here are a few pictures from the Testimonial dinner held Saturday January 21st 2023 for M.E. Comp. Jason F. Craig, MEGHP.

Jerome J. Phillips, Grand Pursuivant of the Grand Chapter of Pennsylvania

On January 16th, M.E. Comp. Eric C. Stahley, Grand King, visited Catasaqua Chapter No. 278 for the purposes of installing Companion Jerome J. Phillips as Grand Pursuivant of the Grand Chapter of Pennsylvania.  Also visiting that evening was M.E. Comp. Keith A. Erb, Grand Scribe.

     Comp. Phillips,
Welcome to the Team!

When visiting Catasaqua Chapter No. 278 On Jan 16th, M.E. Comp. Eric C. Stahley, Grand King, were presented with a donation check to the Ronald McDonald House charity on behalf of the Chapter by Comp. Frederic J. Moskowitz.  Thank you for your generosity, Companions!

Charles E. Knapp Jr. DDGHP

On January 12, 2023 Most Excellent Grand High Priest Jason F Craig Installed Charles E. Knapp Jr. District Deputy Grand High Priest of District 8.

Congratulations Companion Knapp!

Installation Of A New Grand Secretary

January 25th, 2023

   Please let me take this opportunity to introduce myself as the newly appointed Grand Secretary of the Grand Holy Royal Arch Chapter of Pennsylvania. As you are aware by now, I have been appointed to this position following the untimely passing of Most Excellent Companion George F. Morrow, MEPGHP. I will be serving in this capacity for the remainder of the current Capitular Year, while the Interview and Selection Committee solicits a permanent replacement.  
   I would like to give you a little background information about myself. I recently completed a six-year term as District Deputy Grand High Priest of the 8th Capitular District in northeastern
   Pennsylvania. I also previously served as the Secretary of Warren Royal Arch Chapter No. 180 in Montrose, Pennsylvania until their merger with Lackawanna Chapter in 2020. Serving in these capacities has offered me the opportunity to experience first-hand the challenges that you face as the Secretary of your Chapter.
   Even though my tenure is limited, please rest assured that I am here to serve you! There are no challenges so great that they cannot be overcome if we work together. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you feel that I may be of assistance to you personally or to your Chapter.

I look forward to working with you in the coming months!

Sincerely and fraternally,

Peter K. Townsend, Jr.,

M.E. Grand Secretary

Comp. M. Vincent Cruciani, Grand Principal Sojourner

On Janaury 10th, M.E. Companion Eric C. Stahley attended Lackawanna Chapter No. 185 for the purposes fo Installing Comp. M. Vincent Cruciani as Grand Principal Sojourner. 

The Chapter was also conferring the Royal Arch Degree that evening, and Exalted 6 new Royal Arch Masons for the 8th District! 

Congratualtions Comp. Vince, and to the newly Exalted Companions!

P. Cal Wynkoop, Grand Marshall

On January 10th, M.E. Companion Keith A. Erb attended the Stated Meeting of Tyoga Chapter No. 194 in order to install Comp. P. Cal Wynkoop as Grand Marshall.  M.E. Comp. Erb was accompanied by Comp. David J. Loveland, DDGHP of the 15th Capitular District.

Comp. Wynkoop!


  It is my sad duty to announce the death of Most Excellent Companion George F. Morrow, Most Excellent Past Grand High Priest and Most Excellent Grand High Secretary.

   George’s accomplishments are well known and this is a serious blow to Freemasonry in general and Grand Chapter in particular, as George was a vital part of day-to-day operations of Grand Chapter and a District Deputy Grand Master for the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania as well as many other Grand Masonic Bodies.

   This is very unexpected as he was performing his duties as Grand Secretary within an hour before his death.

  May Almighty God in His infinite Goodness extend His mercy toward our brother, and to all of us and crown our hopes in the realm of a boundless eternity.

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Jason F. Craig

Most Excellent Grand High Priest

Benjamin P. Watters DDGHP

On January 7th, M.E. Companion Jason F. Craig, MEGHP, was in Everett in order to install Comp. Benjamin P. Watters as DDGHP of District No.16.

Congratluations Comp. Watters!  Welcome to the team!

Joanthon K. Leffler

Grand Almoner for the Grand Chapter of Pennsylvania

On Janaury 5th, M.E. Comp. Eric C. Stahley, Grand King, made an official vist to his home Chapter (Berwick-Bloomsburg No. 218) in order to install Comp. Joanthon K. Leffler as the Grand Almoner for the Grand Chapter of Pennsylvania.

The Grand Almoner is tasked with overseeing the Triple Triangle program.  Congratulations

Starting off the new year with a

On January 4th, MEGHP Jason F. Craig and Grand Scribe Keith A. Erb made an official visit to Chapter No. 3.  At that visit, the MEGHP installed Comp. Edward T. Clifford III as Junior Grand Master of Ceremonies, and presented Comp. Anthony J Dintino III with his patent as DDGHP of the 1st Capitual Dristrict.