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Fourteen “Traditional”, “Chivalric” and “Modern” Degrees – from the 19th to the 32nd inclusive, are conferred in a Consistory of Sublime Princes of the Royal Secret. Each Degree dramatizes its own unique and independent message and applies it to a familiar life situation.


In the area of morals, certain Consistory Degrees teach the ultimate victory of good over evil, the dignity of labor, the sacredness of duty and unselfish service as the test of one’s religious professions. A leader of men is taught that he must be righteous if he aspires to influence others and that he should listen, with open mind, to the lessons of the ages.

In social relations, the Consistory teaches that toleration is respect for the opinions and religious convictions of others; that he who judges others must himself be above reproach; that it is noble to forgive but ignoble to seek revenge; that a Freemason who commits a felony will not be shielded by his brethren; and that he should have faith in himself, in his fellowman, and in God.

In the area of national affairs, the Consistory holds firmly to the separation of Church and State and teaches that treason is a crime over which Masonry casts no mantle of charity. It proclaims that the crowning glory, in any human life, is that sacrificial love which impels one to lay down his life for a friend.


Officers - 2017-2018

Commander-in-ChiefIll. Jeffery L. RannebargerBeverlyReynoldsburg #340
1st Lieutenant CommanderThomas SavageLissaTriangle #748
2nd Lieutenant CommanderDaniel K. Rannebarger Sunrise # 783
OratorRobert P. Freed  New England #4
ChancellorStanley E. KoppCarolAshland #151
Master of CeremoniesMatthew F. YoungNMHanover #115
Captain of the GuardMichael J. DankertNMYukiko
Color BearerAdam B. MichaelDanielleYork #563
Standard BearerJohn A. TrikourosLeAndraReynoldsburg #340
SentinelGlenn A. Hickman, MSADianeSouthgate Potter #792

Past Commanders-in-Chief

Ill. Brian BolyardJanet2014 to 2016
Ill. John E. HollbackGwen2012 to 2014
Ill. Steven L SmiseckWendy2010 to 2012
Ill. Timothy B. Strawn 2008 to 2010
Ill. Dow T. VoelkerBrenda2006 to 2008
Ill. Steven E. CokonougherRebecca2004 to 2006
Ill. James M. ThompsonSusan2002 to 2004
Ill. Mark WattersJeannie2000 to 2002
Ill. David D. MowryKathy1998 to 2000
*  Ill. William D. Chisholm 1996 to 1998
Ill. Edward W. Efurt, IIIJane1993 to 1996
Ill. Terry D. Van HornKaren1992 to 1993
Ill. James R. BurgoonJoanne1990 to 1992
* Ill. William Ammer 1988 to 1990
* Ill. Kenneth J. KabelkaMelba1986 to 1988
* Ill. Frederick T. WilliamsAnn1984 to 1986
* Ill. Richard S. Thomasson 1981 to 1984
Ill. James L. ForemanDolores1978 to 1981
* Ill. C. Neilson GriffithGeri1975 to 1978
* Ill. Horace W. Troop, Sr. 1972 to 1975
* Ill. Daniel C. Jenkins 1969 to 1972
* Ill. Russell T. Goerke 1966 to 1969
* Ill. Irvin R. Lynch 1963 to 1966
* Ill George R. Fitez 1960 to 1963
* Ill. James J. Harbage 1957 to 1960
* Ill. Roscoe R. Walcutt 1954 to 1957
* Ill. George R. Schoedinger 1948 to 1954
* Ill. John E. Powell 1937 to 1948
* Ill. Sinclair B. Nace 1936 to 1937
* Ill. Frank C. McElroy 1931 to 1936
* Ill. John P. McCune 1900 to 1931

* Indicates Deceased

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