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15° - Knight of the East

Scottish Rite, NMJ 15th Degree: Knight of the East poster


The 15th degree teaches us to emulate Zerubbabel who, even when tempted, would not violate his obligations. We learn to persevere in the face of difficulty and discouragement, maintaining fidelity to our obligations and purpose.


Loyalty to conviction, fidelity to duty, and devotion to truth are the essences of integrity.



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Council of Princes of Jerusalem Degrees

The Council of Princes of Jerusalem confers the 15th and 16th degrees, known as the historical degrees. These two degrees explore the conflicts and politics in the rebuilding of the Temple of Solomon.

The name of this body refers to a character in the 16th degree who is conferred the title of Prince of Jerusalem.

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