Saturday, December 5, 2015

Appointed Sentinel

Today St. Michael's Conclave of the Red Cross of Constantine held elections and Knight Companion Art Shoemaker, Junior Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Idaho, was elected and then installed as Puissant Sovereign. I was appointed by him to serve as Sentinel for the ensuing year which puts me into the progressive line of officers for my Conclave. For the last 3-years, I've served as Orator for my Conclave which position has a large part in the ritual of the Order of the Red Cross of Constantine as he gives the historical lecture of the order.


  1. Is there an Order of the Red Cross conferred when one goes into the Chivalric Orders in the York Rite in the Mainstream bodies?

    In Prince Hall York Rite, the Order of the Red Cross and Order of Malta are conferred in the progress through the Templar degrees.

    1. Yes, in the United States, the Commandery of Knights Templar, found in what is called the York Rite, confers the Illustrious Order of the Red Cross.

      The Red Cross of Constantine is a different group from the Commandery and the Chivalric orders, it is an invitational body within the York Rite, but stemming from the Royal Arch Masons.