Symbols of Royal Arch Masonry - Part 2

Discussion in 'The York Rite' started by KSigMason, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. KSigMason

    KSigMason Traveling Templar Site Benefactor

    I'm researching more and more of the American used banners and why those sigils are used. The early stage of my research point to the Good Book in the 1st Chapter of Ezekial:

    5 - Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.
    6 - And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.
    7 - And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.
    8 - And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.
    9 - Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.
    10 - As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.

    I've also talked with some about the correspondence with them and the Gospels; Matt = Lion, Mark = Ox, Luke = Man, and John = Eagle.

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