Maccabees Library


A collection of Rituals and other material used by various Maccabean Orders

The contents of this collection (in PDF-files):


Order of the Maccabees

Revised Ritual, n.d.
Revised Ritual, n.d.
Revised Ritual, n.d.
Tent-Hive Ritual, prepared for demonstration purposes only, 1931
Tent-Hive Ritual, 1935
Tent Ritual, 1938
The Unwritten Work : Official Instructions for the Master of Forms, n.d.
Keys, n.d.
Laws, 1929
Duties of Officers, n.d.
Laws of the Sickness and Accident Benefit Fund, Great Camp of Pennsylvania, n.d.
By-Laws of Shoemakersville Tent # 416, 1928
Constitution and By-Lwas of the Maccabees Social Welfare Society of Shoemakersville, Pa., 1922
Odes for Hives
Odes for Shoemakersville Tent # 416, n.d.
Proceedings to the Seventh Regular Review, Great Camp of Pennsylvania, 1915
Certificate of Good Standing, Shoemakersville Tent # 416, 1936
Instructions to be Observed in the Filing of Death Claims, n.d.
Instructions to be Observed in the Filing of Death Claims, n.d.
Individual Policy, 1937
History of the Order of the Maccabees and Biography of Major N.S. Boynton / Ethan W. Thompson, 1929


Modern Maccabees
Revised Ritual, 1904


Knights of the Maccabees of the World
Amplified Ritual of the K.O.T.M. of the World, n.d.
Ritual of the Mystic Circle Degree – Uniform Rank, 1903
Installation Ritual, n.d.
Installation Ceremonies and Funeral Service, n.d.
Revised Installation Ceremonies and Funeral Service, 1894
Manual for Degree Floor Work for K.O.T.M. Teams, 1911
Knights of the Maccabees Illustrated : The Complete Illustrated Ritual of the Order, Including the Unwritten Work, 1897
Knights of the Maccabees Illustrated : The Complete Illustrated Ritual of the Order, Including the Unwritten Work, 1920
Manual for the Knights of the Maccabees, 1880
Odes, for Tent Use and Public Gatherings
Odes, for Tent Use and Public Gatherings
Laws, Governing the Great Camp for Michigan, 1891
Laws, Governing the Great Camp for Michigan, 1900
Laws of the K.O.T.M. of the World, 1911, and Laws Governing the Great Camp of Pennsylvania, 1911
An International Fraternity, 1903
Sick, Funeral and Accident Benefits
Preliminary Application
Notice of Approval by the Medical Board
Subscription coupon for the Bee-Hive
Supply Order Form


Ladies of the Maccabees

Ritual, 1896
Ritual, 1910
Ritual, 1927
Ritual of Public Services and Drill Manual, 1917
Manual and Drill Book, 1894
Drill Manual No. 2, 1902
Guard Drills, 1906
Banner Bearers, n.d.
Guide for Conducting Business Meetings and Hand Book, 1902
Odes, for Tent Use and Public Gatherings
Laws, Governing the Great Hive for Michigan, 1896
Year Book of the Denton Hive No. 915, 1924


Women’s Benefit Association of the Maccabees

Regular Ritual, 1921
Ritual for Special Ceremonies, 1927
Ritual and Laws Order of the Rose, 1917
Manual for Guard Work for Reviews, 1928
Flag Drill, 1917
An Enduring Heritage : The First Hundred Years of the North American Benefit Association (Formerly Women's Benefit Association) / Keith L. Yates, 1992


Junior Maccabees

Ritual of the Courts of the Junior Maccabees, 1934
Golden Deeds Record Book
Junior Application


Ladies of the Modern Maccabees

Ritual, 1904
Ritual, 1915
Installation, Burial and Memorial Ritual, 1904
Laws of the Great Hive, 1902
Ode Card


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