What is not often, if at all, mentioned during the presentation of your Royal Arch Certificate is that the object occupying the centre of the certificate is not the double cube or pedestal that we are accustomed to see in the Chapter room.
It is the type of pedestal that stands before the Worshipful Master’s chair or, in some old lodges still, as a separate item of furniture on the floor of a lodge, used for the obligating of candidates.
If you were not aware the old practice then was to set a miniature form of the double cube upon such a pedestal and so signify that a completing stage of Masonry was about to be experienced.
That, if nothing else, confirms the very old practice of conferring the Holy Royal Arch in a Craft setting. And its indelible connection to the Craft.