Masonic travels

What a pleasure it was to visit Cyrene Preceptory No. 29, Knights Templar this evening. Not only by pure happenstance was I able to visit them on a night when they were conferring the Order of the Temple, but this was the first time they had conferred the order in over two years. On top of that I had the honor of filling in as Sword Bearer! I would like to thank the members of Cyrene Preceptory allowing me to visit and participate, and I congratulate their three new Sir Knights!

Deo duce, ferro comitante,
Brandon Mullins, Commander 

Capitular Degrees at the DMT | Jul 2011

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Greetings my Fellow Companions,

Please join us along with our host, Monroe Chapter No. 1 at the Detroit Masonic Temple for our upcoming series of Capitular degrees. Monroe Chapter has said they are willing to provide all roles for the degree, conferring it upon both our and their candidates, but if you know a part from memory they are more than willing to take you so feel free to volunteer! The Mark Master Mason Degree will be held on the 13th, the Past Master & Most Excellent Master Degrees on the 20th, and the Royal Arch Degree on the 27th. Our Ann Arbor Masonic News article stated that we would also be doing the Past Master & Most Excellent Master Degrees ourselves in Ann Arbor at our Stated Convocation but due to schedule changes all degrees will be done along with Monroe’s candidates in Detroit. Show up at 6:00 to partake in food and fellowship, and we open at 7:00pm. So if you can make it out I’m sure our candidates would love your support, and this is a great opportunity to visit another Chapter and see work in the most amazing building in Masonry. Hope to see you there!

Dominus Vobiscum,

Brandon Mullins, HP

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Greetings Traveling Companions,

I wish you safety and prosperity on all of your journeys, and today I’d like to update you on one of my own. I’m writing this message from Toronto, Ontario where tonight it will be my honor to represent Washtenaw Chapter No. 6, Royal Arch Masons of Michigan as I visit King Solomon’s Chapter No. 8, Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario this evening. I’ve been meaning to visit them for a number of years given my many trips up this way but I haven’t been able to until now. Not only does this give me my first opportunity to visit the Chapter of a foreign country but also this particular chapter is of interest to me because it was founded only two days after my blue lodge, Myrtle Lodge No. 89, Free and Accepted Masons, and almost 7 years to the date after our own Chapter. But before my visit I’d like to share a video with you that comes from Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada public relations website, It features a great deal of information about the Royal Arch in general and gives some insight into the Canadian perspective on it.

Well my Companions, enjoy the video, and I’ll tell you how the trip went when I get back. Thanks for reading.


As with every trip I’ve taken to visit our Canadian brethren the hospitality and courtesy was downright impressive and the experience very interesting. This was my first visit to a foreign chapter and while there was no degree work this evening I was able to see the Canadian open and closing and in general get a feel for how they operate. The officers and opening were a bit alien to me but after while I began to pick up on the similarities and began to see how our bodies clearly shared the same ancestry.

While I didn’t get to see a degree I was able to witness their election night, and I’d like to congratulate all the new officers of King Solomon’s Chapter No. 8, and most especially Excellent Companion Obafemi Adiete on being elected as First Principal, the equivalent of High Priest in an American Chapter.

Once again I’d like to thank the Companions of King Solomon’s Chapter No. 8, Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario for welcoming me, allowing me to sit in their chapter.

Dominus Vobiscum,

Brandon Mullins, HP