The following information is provided by the 'Mark/Mariner Implementation Committee'.

 

The decision to allow Mark Lodges to conduct the Ceremony of Elevation has been authorized by the Mark and Royal Ark Council. The motive for the change is the declining membership of the Order of Royal Ark Masonry and a determination to ensure the preservation of the Elevation Ceremony.

 

It is important to note that there are no changes being imposed on existing Royal Ark Mariner Lodges who choose to continue under current arrangements.

 

Great attention has been given to the ‘change of direction’ and a detailed procedure instruction is being developed.

 

The purpose of this notification is to dispel any misunderstandings of the process being developed and to ensure that existing Royal Ark Mariner Lodges understand that their procedures, included financials, are unchanged.

 

Further details will be advised accordingly.