Hiram Holy Grand Chapter
1307 Eutaw Place, Baltimore Maryland 21217
Grand Convocation 2nd weekend in November


Most Excellent Grand High Priest Calvin I. Harvey, Jr.

Most Excellent
Grand High Priest

Michael A. Taylor

Greetings to all Companions and all visitors to this Maryland York Rite Website.

I take this opportunity to welcome you to the home of The Most Excellent Hiram Holy Grand Chapter, Holy Royal Arch Masons – Prince Hall Affiliated, State of Maryland and Its Jurisdiction. 

Royal Arch Masonry is not a religion and does not endeavor to change ones conception of God. Royal Arch Masonry regards your religious belief as your own; it does not attempt to influence your belief. It only asks that you have a belief in a Supreme Being. The motto of the Royal Arch is "Holiness To The Lord" and ever reminds us of the reverence due the Great and Beneficent Author of our existence, who is a Being without beginning of days or ending of years. 

To my Maryland Blue House Brethren, Having completed your degrees in Symbolic Masonry I hope that you will consider continuing your Masonic travel by advancing your education found in the study of the Chapter of Capitular Degrees. 

As it has been so eloquently stated; The Royal Arch Mason is the heart, root, backbone and marrow of Freemasonry. 


Yours, Under The Arch
Michael A. Taylor

Masonic Vita

MEGHP Taylor became a mason in 1991; with Ronald E. McNair Lodge No.146, MWPHGL of Maryland.  He has held various positions within the Blue Lodge to include being elected to the office of Worshipful Master three times in three different years.  Past Master Taylor also served as District Lecturer for a few years. 

MEGHP Taylor became a 32 degree mason with I.H. Clayborn Consistory No.363, holding various positions including Commander In Chief, and has been elevated to the 33rd degree of Masonry, A.A.S.R. PHA. 

Noble Taylor is a Prince Hall Shriner and Past Potentate of MISR Temple No.213.  As a Noble he has received numerous awards to include, Noble of the Year for the Desert of Maryland twice, Illustrious Potentate of the Year, and under his leadership Temple of the Year in 2008. 

Companion Taylor became a Royal Arch Mason and served in several positions in the constituent body culminating with being elected Most Excellent High Priest of Corinthian Chapter No.20, which, under his leadership, also received Chapter of the year honors.   PHP Taylor joined the elected line of Hiram Holy Grand Chapter and began his accent through the offices of Right Excellent Grand Scribe, Right Excellent Grand King, Right Excellent Deputy Grand High Priest and now serves as our Most Excellent Grand Priest.


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