Prince of the Tabernacle, 24º


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

Sign of Recognition. As if to shield one­self from a bright light, place the right hand on the eyes, and the left hand open on the breast; carry the right hand towards the left shoulder, and draw it diagonally towards the right side; this is called the sign of the sash.

Grand Sign. Place the two hands open on the head, join the two thumbs and the two index fingers by their extremities to form a triangle.

Grip. The same as the 23rd Degree.

Sign of Admiration. Incline the head forward, the right hand on the breast, the eyes raised to the heavens, and covered by the left hand.

Steps. Six equal steps and one longer step.

Knocks. Seven by 6 and 1.

Pass word. URIEL (fire of the Lord). In reply, one says, “Tabernacle of the revealed truths.”

Sacred word. JEHOVAH (spelling it).

Insignia. Red tunic, white sash fringed with gold; grand star, ribbon watered poppy coloured, worn crosswise; white apron with poppy coloured lining.