PHA Scottish Rite Ritual

Discussion in 'Prince Hall Freemasonry' started by drapetomaniac, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. drapetomaniac

    drapetomaniac Premium Member Premium Member

    Where do the Prince Hall Affiliation rituals come from? This question has often been asked of me by Masons who are aware of my interests in tracing ritual origins and development. Some speculate that Prince Hall Masonry wrote its own rituals, others suggest that ritual exposés are a source; still others conjecture that copies of rituals were "discovered" by Prince Hall Masons, and yet others believe that sympathetic "mainline" Masons lent their support—if not copies of the rituals themselves. Which, if any, of these views is correct? The surprising answer is that—depending on the body in question—all of the above answers are correct.
  2. Harmon

    Harmon Registered User

    Many Jurisdictions used the same ritual as their predominately white counterparts. Some have revised a version of the Preston/Webb ritual and some use Lester's look to the East. The SR ritual was donated by Albert Pike in the beginning and the NMJ has since donated an updated version of their ritual but we still use our own.


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