In Delaware Lodges, the Chaplain's place is in front of, and just to the right of the Master.
His duty is to perform those priestly duties delegated by the Master. (Through ritualistic usages of the Order, the Master possesses a.11 priestly rights necessary to be exercised in the ceremonies of our institution.
A Lodge Chaplain should memorize the following.
- Opening and Closing prayers from the ritual
Mackey finds no mention of a Lodge Chaplain in the old usages, or any authority in the Ancient Regulations.
Preston mentions, the Grand Chaplain was instituted on May 1, 1775, at a Corner Stone Laying in London, England. Today, Grand Lodge and Lodge Chaplains are used throughout this country.