Patriarch Noachite, 21º


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

Sign of Order. The face turned towards the direction whence the moon rises, raise the arms towards the heavens.

Sign of Introduction. Present to the tyler the fingers of the right hand; the tyler says, “FREDERICK THE SECOND,” and presents his three fingers, to which the other replies, “NOAH” (rest).

Grip. After having taken the index finger of the right hand of the tyler, press it with the index finger and thumb, saying “SHEM” (renowned); the tyler makes the same sign, saying “HAM” (hot or black), and in repeating the grip says “JAPHET” (beautiful).

Knocks. Three slow knocks.

Steps. Three Master’s steps.

Insignia. Red tunic, white sash fringed with gold, grand cross of gold and silver; a black ribbon worn crosswise, the jewel is a golden equilateral triangle with an arrow across it; the jewel of the Order is a silver moon.

Sacred word. SHEM, HAM, and JAPHET.

Pass word. PHALEG (division) repeated three times.