Order of High Priesthood


Milton R Hager



Michael Carroll Lett (24) M.E. Grand President
Clarence Raymond Wilson, Jr. (179) M.E. Grand Vice President
William Rowland Schwartz (2) M.E. Grand Chaplain
Milton R Hager (1) M.E. Grand Recorder – Treasurer
Douglas McArthur Skeens (238) M.E. Grand Master of Ceremonies
M.E. Grand Conductor
Todd Shea Stottlemyer (1) M.E. Grand Herald
Kevin Skelton (238) M.E. Grand Steward
William Umstead (129) M.E. Grand Sentinel


Membership Requirement: You must be a High Priest or Past High Priest of a chapter of Royal Arch Masons.

This is a side, or “chair” degree, and is conferred on present or past High Priests, usually during the time of the state Grand Chapter meeting. It tells the story of Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and his encounter with Melchizedek, High Priest of Salem. The candidate participates in a breaking of bread and sharing of wine, assumes an obligation to preside justly over his Chapter, and to regard all Companion High Priests as true friends and brothers. He is then solemnly anointed, consecrated and set apart to the Holy Order of High Priesthood.



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Grand Lodge Building
Nashville Tennessee