MORDECAI COUNCIL OF PRINCES OF JERUSALEM
 

Scottish Rite torchEmblem of CouncilScottish 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

Vernon P. Barnett, MSA, Sovereign Prince

Jeremy Heath, High Priest

Timothy Sanchez , Senior Warden

Fred D. Kerstein, Junior Warden

Vacant, Master of Ceremonies

Vacant, 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°

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