Princes of Jerusalem
15° Through 16°
Council, Princes of Jerusalem
The Council of Princes of Jerusalem teach lessons using settings based on the ancientcaptivity of the Hebrews and the building of the second Temple.
Jesse P. Friedman, 32°
Michael R. Northup, 32°
Eric E. Grist, 32°
Russell J. Lorenson, 32°
|Master of Ceremonies
Richard F. Lynch, 32°
|Master of Entrances
David A. DiCecco, 32°
LESSONS OF THE SCOTTISH RITE, PRINCES OF JERUSALEM
There are two degrees assiciated with the Prices of Jerusalem, 15° through 16°
15° Knight of the East
The lesson of the 15° is to rebuild the Masonic Temple of liberty, equality and fraternity in the souls of men.
In this degree "we learn fidelity to obligations and perseverance of purpose under difficulties and discouragement." The apron is of crimson velvet, edged with green, with a bleeding head above two crossed swords, and a triangle (top point to the left) with three interlaced triangles inside it. The jewel is three concentric gold triangles, with two crossed swords inside them.
16° Prince of Jerusalem
The lessons of the 16° are to aid those who labor to build the Symbolic Temple; to judge equitably and fairly; to keep faith in the justice and beneficence of God and to press forward with hope for the persecuted and oppressed.
Honesty and trustworthiness is the cornerstone of the foundation of Masonic honor. This virtue should be in all of our undertakings. The apron is white and green, with a cubic stone and a Hebrew YOD. The jewel is a compass open on a segment of a circle, to an angle of sixty degrees.