Category Archives: Royal Arch


Dąbrowski has an image that can supposedly be found in the National Museum of Scotland. On that chart you clearly see a pilgrim. It is a Knight Templar element, it also features in some Royal Arch systems where it is part of the emblem of the Sojourner, see below. As a concept it exists in some 2nd “craft” degrees, but I know no images with an actual pilgrim in that context.

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The Arch can be frequently found in Freemasonry in different forms and contexts. With a keystone you can find it in the Royal Arch, the Royal Arch degrees of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, York and other rites and in the Mark degree. Without a capstone it appears in other degrees.

Several meanings can be given to the arch. A connection, a door, sometimes the significance lays in a detail (such as the capstone).