Walker Ct #105

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Walker Court #105 Heroines of Jericho PHA

Heroines of Jericho


 





The Heroines of Jericho is an androgynous degree conferred in America on Royal ArchMasons, under The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Texas, the Heroines of Jericho is an appendant body open to all Prince Hall master masons in good standing and to all qualified ladies in the state of  Texas ages 18-60. It is intended to instruct its female recipients in the high and noble principles inculcated in the degrees which will appeal to the better instincts of the human mind and to make known to them the claims which they have upon the protection of their husbands, fathers, and companions, and to communicate to them an effectual method of proving those claims.

"An instance of friendship extended to the whole family of a benefactress by those whom she had benefited, and of the influence of a solemn contract in averting danger, is referred to in the case of Rahab, the Woman of Jericho, from whom the degree derives its name. When the degree is received by a male he is called a Knight of Jericho, and when by a female she is termed a Heroine.

Brother Moses Dickson, in his History of the Heroines of Jericho, says:--"After years of patient search in the mysteries of the Ancient Craft, we trace the origin of female degrees through ancient and modern times, and find that the three degrees, as they are given in the Ritual, were first brought to perfect order in France, as early as the year A.D. 1220, in the reign of Louis VIII; and from thence passed into England, Germany, Scotland, and many other established governments. In fact, these degrees were known and given when we had nothing but the good Ancient Craft Masonry, which is almost as old as creation.

"These degrees are the oldest and most perfect of all the female degrees. Among the many hundred that have been born in the last hundred years and taught by grand lecturers, these, the oldest, have outlived them all, and they have come down to us through centuries, unaltered--though sometimes almost buried in the crash and fall of nations. Historians have tried to find the time when these degrees were introduced into this country, and failed to fix the period; but we are assured that, with the introduction of Masonry into the provinces of America, came these degrees."

Walker Court #105, HOJ Prince Hall Affiliated is a social order comprised of persons with spiritual values, but it is not a religion. Its appeal rests in the true beauty of the refreshing and character-building lessons that are so sincerely portrayed in its ritualistic work.  A deep fraternal bond exists between its members. It is the wholesome relationship of sisterly and brotherly love brought about through high principles exemplified in our lives which make us near and dear to each other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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