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16° - Prince of Jerusalem

The Scottish Rite 16th degree examines heroism, patience, self-sacrifice, and the motivations of our actions.


In the 16°, the court of King Darius contemplates what motivates man.


We learn that devotion to truth surpasses secular motivations.


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The 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.

What is the Council of Princes of Jerusalem?

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