Order of High Priesthood


Jim Rhyne Arnhart



Douglas McArthur Skeens (238) M.E. Grand President
Todd Shea Stottlemyer (1) M.E. Grand Vice President
Kevin Vernon Skelton (238)) M.E. Grand Chaplain
Jim Rhyne Arnhart (49) M.E. Grand Recorder – Treasurer
William Kimberly Umstead (129) M.E. Grand Master of Ceremonies
M.E. Grand Conductor
Ronald Anthony Scott (87) M.E. Grand Herald
David Clinton Swaim, Sr. (204) M.E. Grand Steward
Richard Ronald Petty, Jr. (49) 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