Knights of the Pelican and Eagle, and Sovereign Prince of the Rose Croix

Posted: January 22, 2011 in Masonic, Uncategorized
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Freemasonry is a society of men concerned with moral and spiritual values. Its members are taught its precepts (moral lessons and self-knowledge) by a series of ritual dramas – a progression of allegorical two-part plays which are learnt by heart and performed within each Lodge – which follow ancient forms, and use stonemasons’ customs and tools as allegorical guides.

Freemasonry instils in its members a moral and ethical approach to life: it seeks to reinforce thoughtfulness for others, kindness in the community, honesty in business, courtesy in society and fairness in all things. Members are urged to regard the interests of the family as paramount but, importantly, Freemasonry also teaches and practices concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need. (http://www.ugle.org.uk)

Now, Freemasonry is not a religion, nor is it a substitute for religion. It’s essential qualification opens it to men of many religions and it expects them to continue to follow their own faith. It does not allow religion to be discussed at its meetings.

Once a mason decides to progress into side degrees, he may. Some of which follow Christian values.

The ‘Rose Croix’ Degree is the 18th degree of a Christian Order of Masonry

The complete Order comprises thirty-three degrees. The first three degrees of Craft Masonry are;

1st degree: Entered Apprentice

2nd degree:  Fellow Craft

3rd degree: Master Mason.

From this point, a Freemason may choose the route to be taken for his own growth in the Craft, for knowledge and self-fulfilment.

I initially chose the Royal Arch route, so my career in Masonry may grow to the Knights Templar. Now I am a Knight, I felt it was time to grow further…and so last night I became an 18th degree mason and became an Excellent and Perfect Prince.

Now, as explained when I became a Knight Templar, I cannot explain what the ceremony entailed, due to the Masonic obligation I have taken, so the info I have just given, is freely available to the public.

What I will say, however, is the ceremony of the 18th degree, seeks the Perfection of Christian virtues.

It is an immensely thought provoking, impressive and beautiful ceremony which instils a warmth of Brotherly love, on which the whole Masonic movement is founded.

A moment I truly enjoyed and am very glad I have done this, just prior to my installation. (This will be explained shortly)

the collar of an 18th degree Freemason

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Comments
  1. First a Knight .. and now a Prince !!! Impressive!! Congratulations, my boy – we are so very proud of you and your achievements 🙂
    Beautifully decorated collar – do you wear this now all the time for meetings?

  2. carldem says:

    Thanks, No, I only wear it for the meetings when the 18 th, 30th, 32th and 33rd degree meet.

  3. LEVI GODDARD says:

    cONGRATULATIONS, I WAS PERFECTED LAST NIGHT. 2012-01-20

  4. Metoo says:

    It trully is a rewarding ritual….

  5. Daniel says:

    i was perfected on 18th August, 2012.The ceremony was very symbolic .It was a spiritual rebirth .

  6. […] Rose Croix no different. A few years ago, I explained my entry into the Rose Croix https://carlsstuff.wordpress.com/2011/01/22/knights-of-the-pelican-and-eagle-and-sovereign-prince-of….   It is a beautiful spiritual order, focusing on Christian values and ethos. Last night was a […]

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