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Council Princes of Jerusalem

The two Historical Degrees conferred in a Council of Princes of Jerusalem cover the period from 538 to B.C. 516. They deal with persons and events connected with the end of the Babylonian Captivity of Israel, the return of some of the captives of Jerusalem, and the rebuilding of the Temple.


In the 15th Degree, KNIGHT OF THE EAST OR SWORD, Zerubbabel, a Jewish captive, wins the favor of King Cyrus and the release of the Jews from captivity. Years later, in the 16th Degree, PRINCE OF JERUSALEM, Zerubbabel returns to Babylon to plead with King Darius for military protection against the enemies of Israel and for more generous assistance in the rebuilding of the Temple. His skill in debate and his courage and integrity inspire Darius to grant his petitions. These degrees teach loyalty to conviction in the face of temptation, fidelity to duty in spite of hardships, and a devotion to Truth which is mighty above all things and which ultimately must prevail in the councils of mankind.

Officers - 2017-2018

Sovereign PrinceStephen L. MooreTerryYork #563
High PriestOpen
Senior WardenClifford NicolNMArts & Sciences #792
Junior WardenTimothy C. AdamsNMYork #563
Master of CeremoniesEric M. KletrovetzMandySparrow #400
HospitalerOpen Position
TylerGlenn A. Hickman, MSADianeSouthgate Potter #782

Past Sovereign Princes

Bro. Brian E. KellySharon2015 to 2017
Bro. Chad E. SimpsonBridget2013 to 2015
Ill. Timothy WardChrissy2011 to 2013
Ill. David J. KernRobyn2009 to 2011
Ill. Glenn B. RedickMindy2007 to 2009
Ill. Ronald H. LeonardElaine2005 to 2007
* Ill. Lyn E. Marsh 2003 to 2005
Ill. W. Gary ParksBetty2001 to 2003
Ill. George W. StevensSuzy1999 to 2001
* Ill. Paul G. LydensViva1997 to 1999
Ill. Tony BachmanNancy1995 to 1997
Ill. Richard J. BullRuth Ann1993 to 1995
Ill. Richard D. FrasherGayle1991 to 1993
Ill. Jim S. DeyoMargie1989 to 1991
* Ill. C. Howard Johnson 1987 to 1989
* Ill. Jerry C. Rasor 1985 to 1987
* Ill. Richard B. Metcalf 1983 to 1985
* Ill. John G. HornJoan1980 to 1983
* Ill. W. Ansel Z. EstellKathryn1977 to 1980
* Ill. Donald A. NoeJoanie1974 to 1977
* Ill. Thomas B. RunyanJustine1971 to 1974
* Ill. Wayne J. Graf 1968 to 1971
* Ill. Earnest H. Sellers 1967 to 1968
* Ill. Carroll H. Vance 1964 to 1967
* Ill. W. Rex Davis 1962 to 1964
* Ill. W. Raymond Speer 1959 to 1962
* Ill. Andrew J. White, Jr. 1956 to 1959
* Ill. John H. Pace 1953 to 1956
* Ill. Roy L. Wildermuth, Sr. 1949 to 1953
* Ill. Cecil J. Randall 1942 to 1949
* Ill. George L. Behrens, Sr. 1914 to 1942
* Ill. Florius F. Lawrence 1906 to 1914
* Ill. Ralph R. Rickly 1897 to 1906
* John C. Fennimore 1887 to 1897
* Ill. Ralph R. Rickly 1884 to 1887
* Grandville A. Frambes 1878 to 1884

* Indicates Deceased

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