Grand Pontiff, 19º


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

Sign. Extend the right hand, the hand open, and lower perpendicularly the three last fingers.

Grip. Each one puts the palm of his right hand on the forehead of the other; the first says, “ALLELUIA,” the second, “PRAISE THE LORD’.” In reply, the first says, “EMMANUEL,” and the second, “GOD HELP YOU,” and both say “AMEN.”

Knocks. Twelve knocks by 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1.

Insignia. Red tunic, white sash with golden fringes, a star of gold and silver, with a smaller golden star in the centre; a white ribbon bordered with violet, the jewel is a dove.

Pass word. EMMANUEL.

Sacred word. ALLELUIA (Praise God).