His Jewel of
office is an opened book, symbolizing the Volume of Sacred Law (the Christian Bible, Hebrew Torah or Tanach, the
Muslim Qur'an, the Hindu Vedas or other Holy Books).
of a Masonic Lodge is an appointed officer of the Lodge. He sits to the right of the Master. The Chaplain is the
spiritual leader of the Lodge. While he may or may not be a Minister, Priest, Rabbi or Imam,... in the lodge,
the Chaplain is responsible for non-denominational prayers at both the opening and closing of meetings, during
degree ritual ceremonies and before meals.
position is similar to that of a Supervisor. The Chaplain of a Masonic Lodge is an appointed officer of the