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Reading Consistory
Sublime Prince of the
Royal Secret, 32˚


 
William H. Tennant, Jr.,33░
Commander-in-Chief
Irwin A. Kohler, 33░ - 1st Lieut. Cmdr.
Kevin S. Barnhardt, 33░ - 2nd Lieut. Cmdr.
David J. Dickson, 32░ MSA - Orator
Raymond Thompson, Jr., 33░ - Chancellor
Robert J. Hoyes, 33░ - Master of Ceremonies
Scott J. Helm - Engineer and Seneschal
Robert S. Conway, 33░ - Standard Bearer
J. Allen Reynolds - Captain of the Guard
Lawrence S. Bortz, III, 32░ MSA - Color Bearer William Tennant, Jr,33░
Commander-in-Chief
Chester R. Pierce, 32░ MSA - Sentinel
 

Living Past Commanders-in-Chief

 

Degrees of the Consistory

The 19th through the 32nd Degrees of Scottish Rite Masonry

 

19 - Grand Pontiff

This degree dramatizes the perennial conflict between good and evil that will end in the triumph of righteousness and peace in the hearts of men.
 

20 - Master ad Vitam

In this degree we learn that the challenge of disloyalty and treason must be confronted.  We should condemn all who conspire against the security of the nation and the happiness of its people.
 

21 - Patriarch Noachite

This degree teaches that Freemasonry is no a shield for wrongdoing and that justice is one of the pillars of our fraternity.
 

22 - Prince of Libanus

The dignity of honest labor, the nobility of work and the disgrace of idleness are the subject of this degree.
 

23 - Chief of the Tabernacle

Based on the incident of "The Four Chaplains," this degree teaches us that faith in God will find expression in love for our fellow man, even to the ultimate personal sacrifice.
 

24 - Brother of the Forest

In this degree we discover that a Scottish Rite Mason should not judge any man by his race or by anything except his own acts.
 

25 - Master of Achievement

Dramatizing events in the life of Brother Benjamin Franklin, this degree shows us that an industrious life benefits not only ourselves but also humanity.
 

26 - Friend and Brother Eternal

From a true incident during the American Civil War we learn that partisan strife does not dissolve our Masonic obligations and that the virtues of brotherhood give rise to good citizenship.
 

27 - Knight of Jerusalem

The lesson of this degree illustrates the importance of a free church in a free state, each cooperating toward the common good.
 
28 - Knight of the Sun
Reminding us that Freemasonry provides a meaningful moral philosophy, this degree points out the importance of overcoming the vices and superfluities of everyday life.
 
29 - Knight of St. Andrew
This degree emphasized the Masonic teachings of equality and toleration.
 
30 - Grand Inspector
this degree teaches us to be attentive, impartial, and equitable in judging others.
 

31 - Knight Aspirant

In this degree we learn that service to humanity should be our response when God calls to labor.
 

32 - Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret

As the culmination of Scottish Rite Masonry, this degree celebrates the triumph of individual integrity and our obligation to serve humanity.
 

 

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