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St. John's Commandery
No. 10, K. T.
New Bern, North Carolina
THE CHIVALRIC ORDERS
ILLUSTRIOUS ORDER
OF THE RED CROSS
ORDER OF THE TEMPLE
ORDER OF MALTA
An Order emphasizing the lesson of truth. Elements of this
Order were practiced in Ancient Lodges before the final form
of the Master Masons' Degree came into use. It is still
practiced in the full ceremonial form by the Knight Masons of
Ireland and the Knight Masons of the United States, and as
the
Red Cross of Babylon in the English Order of the Allied
Masonic Degrees.
Requires the Mason to profess and practice the Christian
faith. The pass degree of the Mediterranean Pass, or Knight
of St. Paul prepares the candidate for the Order by
introducing the lesson and example of the unfearing and An
Order emphasizing the lesson of faith. This Order faithful
martyr of Christianity. The Order is centered on allegorical
elements of the Knighs of Malta, inheritors of the medieval
Knights Hospitaller.
An Order emphasizing the lessons of self-sacrifice and
reverence. It is meant to rekindle the spirit of the medieval
Knights Templar devotion and self-sacrifice to Christianty.
The history of the Masonic Order is long and convoluted,
with the Order's ritual differing between that conferred in
England and in the United States. That practiced in the
United States has a slight militant zeal to the lesson of
Christianity, whereas the English ritual is more allegorical.
However, the American ritual is most impressive, and more
emphasis is placed on the solemnity and reverence
associated with the Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension
of Christ. The presiding body is a Commandery, and the
presiding officer is a Commander (titled Eminent).
A Chair Degree conferred upon installed or Past Eminent
Commanders. The Grand Commandery of Florida holds
Sovereignty over the conferral of this Degree.
KNIGHT CRUSADER OF THE CROSS
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