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HONORS - Ref: Texas Past Officers & Honors

Past Sovereign Grand Master
of the Grand Council of the
Allied Masonic Degrees of the United States

Recipient of the
Knight Grand Cross


    The rank and title of Knight Grand Cross, the highest award of the Grand Council, may be conferred under the following regulations:
    A.The Sovereign Grand Master shall be entitled to the rank and title of Knight Grand Cross and shall be invested with said rank and title immediately following his installation as Sovereign Grand Master.
    B.It may be conferred upon on such other distinguished brethren as the Board of General Purposes recommends and the Grand Council elects.


The Royal Order of the Red Branch of Eri
and Appendant Orders

    Article XXII on "Honors": Section 2. The Royal Order of the Red Branch of Eri and Appendant Orders is hereby declared, established and ordained to be existent within the bosom of the Grand Council and is a Chamber thereof, pursuant to the authority granted John Raymond Shute, II, and William Moseley Brown, who obtained permission of the English authorities to establish the Royal Order in the United States of America with the Allied Masonic Degrees in 1933, and using the 19th century English ritual as copied from the John Yarker Manuscript, and is governed by the Regulations set forth in Appendix A to the Constitution of the Grand Council of Allied Masonic Degrees of the United States of America.
    Further information was issued by the Sovereign Grand Master in a letter dated December 1, 2016 with attachment. Please address your questions to PSGM Bill Miller at wasgig@comcast.net

"Man-at Arms" of the Red Branch of Eri (ARBE) = Associate, Red Branch of Eri

    Constituent Councils may confer upon any member who has not held or is not presently holding an elected office "for exceptional service to the Council," the Rank of: "Man-at-Arms" of the Red Branch of Eri. The Brethren of this Rank shall be designated as "Associate Members" of the Red Branch of Eri.

"Esquire" of the Red Branch of Eri (MRBE) = Member, Red Branch of Eri

    A Constituent Council may elect two Brethren currently holding office in a Subordinate Council for the rank of "Esquire" of the Red Branch of Eri. The Brethren of this Rank shall be formally designated as "Members" of the Red Branch of Eri.

"Knight" of the Red Branch of Eri (KRBE) = Knight Red Branch of Eri

    A Constituent Council may each year elect one Brother for the award of "Knight" of the Red Branch of Eri. This Brother must have been a member of the Allied Masonic Degrees for a minimum of seven years unless waived by special permission of the Sovereign Grand Master.

"Knight Commander" of the Red Branch of Eri (KCRBE) =
Knight Commander Red Branch of Eri

    A Constituent Council may elect one Venerable Brother (usually the present presiding Sovereign Master), for the award of "Knight Commander" of the Red Branch of Eri. The Degree for Knight Commander must be conferred by any elected or appointed officer of the Grand Council

"Knight Grand Cross," Red Branch of Eri (KGCRBE) =
Knight Grand Cross Red Branch of Eri
        

    All Present and Past Grand Officers of the Allied Masonic Degrees, including those currently holding the Rank and Title of "Past Sovereign Grand Master," shall be elevated to the Rank and Title of: "Knight Grand Cross" of the Red Branch of Eri, effective February 12, 2005.

"Knight Supreme Grand Cross," Red Branch of Eri (KSGCRBE) =
Knight Supreme Grand Cross Red Branch of Eri

    All Present and Past Sovereign Grand Masters of the Allied Masonic Degrees shall be elevated to the Rank and Title of: "Knight Supreme Grand Cross," Red Branch of Eri, effective February 12, 2005.

Marvin Edward Fowler Award

    The namesake of the Marvin Edward Fowler Award is a Past Sovereign Grand Master of the Grand Council of Allied Masonic Degrees for the United States of America and is a Past Grand Master of Masons, a Past Grand High Priest, a Past Illustrious Grand Master, and a Past Grand Commander of the Grand York Rite Masonic Bodies in the District of Columbia. He is also a past presiding officer of the four Scottish Rite Bodies in the Valley of Washington in the Orient of the District of Columbia. The award was inaugurated at the February 2002 Grand Annual Communication of the Grand Council of Allied Masonic Degrees for the United States of America.Visit M.E.Fowler Award