Scottish Rite torch
 

Emblem of Council

Scottish Rite torch
 
The 15º, Knight of the East and the 16º, Prince of Jerusalem Degrees of Scottish Rite Masonry are often referred to as the historical degrees and constitute an allegorical narrative presenting the story of a captive people who, "wept beside the rivers of Babylon." When liberated they were consecrated to the task of building the second Temple, or rather, rebuilding the Temple of Solomon. The entire pageantry and symbolism of Freemasonry revolves around the construction of the four Temples of Jahweh by a brotherhood dedicated to the erection of a perfect edifice at Jerusalem, and later, building a Temple in the hearts of men. Contrasted with hauteur of imperious monarchs, is the humility of the little group of those born into bondage pleading for the redress of an ancient wrong. The lessons in the 15º and 16º are from these elements of the historical drama which transpired during the reigns of the Great Kings, Cyrus and Darius.

COUNCIL OFFICERS

Charles D. Bradford, Sovereign Prince

Vernon P. Barnett, High Priest

Vacant, Senior Warden

Vacant, Junior Warden

Vacant, Master of Ceremonies

Master of Entrances

Past Sovereign Princes
(Living)

Burtis W. Cloud, 33°

Donald E. Utley, 33°

Dennis T. Herrell, 33°, P.G.M.

William F. Taylor, 33°

Irvin C. Reynolds, 33°

James A. Young, 33°

James C. Ahl, 33°

Donald R. Oeth, 33°

Curtis J. Kinney, 33°

James E. Bratt, 33°

Gregory R. Oeth, 33°

Timothy L. Cardwell, 33°

Daryl T. Abell, 33°

James R. Adamson, 33°

Steven M. Bush

Dallas R. Booth

Douglas E. Patmore

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