Knight of the East or the Sword, 15º


Dit amerikaanse rituaal dateert uit de tweede helft van de negentiende eeuw.

Sign. Place the right hand on the left shoulder and as if imitating the waves of a river, draw the hand towards the right hip; draw the sword and present it as if you were about to fight.

Sign of Recognition. Place the right hand on the left shoulder and bring it in waving movements to the right hip. In reply place the right hand on the left hip and bring it back in waving movements.

Grip. Each one takes the left hand of the other, arm raised as if to repulse an attack, and from the right make as if you were trying to pass; place the point of the sword on the heart of the other; the first one says “JUDAH,” the second “BENJAMIN” (Benjamin, son of equity, or son of the ages).

Knocks. Seven knocks by 5 and 2.

Steps. Advance proudly with five long strides, bearing the sword aloft.

Aage. Sixty-two years.

Insignia. Blue tunic, red sash with golden fringe, water green ribbon worn crosswise, on which are embroidered bones, swords broken and swords unbroken. In the middle is a bridge on which are the letters L.D.P. (mean­ing Liberty of Passage).

Cry of Acclamation. Glory to God and to the Sovereign.

Pass word. JAABOROUHAMMAIM (the waters will pass).

Grand Word. SCHALAL SCHALON ABI (he has disturbed the peace of his father).

Sacred word. RAPHODON (Place of rest).