Regalia for the Degree of Knight of the Red Cross of Babylon

 

APRONno_image

To be of white lambskin 400 mm wide and 355 mm long with a pointed flap 162 mm at the point.  The border along the sides and on the bottom of the apron and the flap to be of dark crimson coloured ribbon, 50 mm wide on the apron and 38 mm wide on the flap.  The binding at the top edge of the apron shall be of dark crimson coloured ribbon 38 mm wide.  In the centre of the flap and in each corner of the lambskin there shall be a rosette 50 mm in diameter being of green coloured ribbon.  Falling from the right hand side of the flap shall be a small trowel suspended from a chain, both in gold.  [PLATE RCK1]

 

 

The apron of a Most Excellent Chief or Past Most Excellent Chief shall be the same as above, except that the rosette in the centre of the flap shall be replaced by a seven pointed star, in gold, with a circular enamelled green centre and, within this, a white equilateral triangle with gold crossed unsheathed swords pointing upwards.  [PLATE RCK2]  no_image[For Most Excellent Chief’s emblem detail see PLATE RCK2A]


SASHno_image

To be 920 mm in length, worn over the left shoulder and passing obliquely to the right side, of dark crimson coloured ribbon 100 mm wide.  At the lower end of the sash shall be a green coloured rosette from which shall be suspended crossed unsheathed swords, in gold, pointing upwards.  [PLATE RCK3]


COLLAR OF OFFICEno_image

To be of dark crimson ribbon, 100 mm wide with a gold cord and beehive in centre front, from which shall be suspended the Jewel of Office. [PLATE RCK4]


JEWEL OF OFFICE
To be a seven pointed star, in gold, with a circular enamelled green centre within which is mounted the appropriate emblem of office (the whole Jewel to be not longer than 55 mm or wider than 50 mm) as set out hereunder:

Office Emblem PLATE
Most Excellent Chief (Cyrus, King of Persia⌘) (Darius, King of Persia§) An equilateral triangle with crossed unsheathed swords pointing upwards no_image
Past Most Excellent Chief As for Most Excellent Chief, but the whole Jewel of Office being mounted within a circle no_image
Senior Warden (Senior General⌘§) An equilateral triangle with crossed unsheathed swords pointing downwards superimposed with a heart no_image
Junior Warden (Junior General⌘§) An equilateral triangle with crossed unsheathed swords pointing downwards superimposed with an urn no_image
Chaplain (Chancellor⌘§) An open Volume of the Sacred Law no_image
Treasurer★ Crossed keys no_image
Recorder ★ Crossed quills no_image
Director of Ceremonies Crossed staves in saltire no_image
Captain of the Guard Crossed unsheathed swords in saltire pointing upwards no_image
Lieutenant of the Guard Crossed unsheathed swords pointing upwards no_image
Conductor A dove no_image
Organist A lyre no_image
Sentinel An unsheathed sword pointing upwards no_image

* The titles of each Office apply to all Points in this series unless otherwise noted.

⌘ Equivalent office in the First Point (Knight of the Sword).

§ Equivalent office in the Second Point (Knight of the East).

★ This office does not exist in the First Point (Knight of the Sword) or in the Second Point (Knight of the East).


REGALIA FOR THE FIRST POINT (KNIGHT OF THE SWORD) AND FOR THE SECOND POINT (KNIGHT OF THE EAST)

APRON

No apron is worn.


OFFICER’S SASHno_image
The Officers may wear a watered green coloured ribbon or sash 920 mm in length and 100 mm wide over the left shoulder and passing obliquely to the right side.  At the lower end of the sash shall be suspended (or embroidered) crossed swords in gold pointing upwards.  [PLATE RCK20]


COLLAR OF OFFICEno_image

To be of watered green coloured ribbon 100 mm wide. The Jewel of Office should not be attached to the collar, unless the collar is two sided (dark crimson on one side, watered green on the other) and the Jewel of Office cannot easily be removed in which case the Jewel of Office may remain attached to the collar. [PLATE RCK21]


CANDIDATE’S CORDONno_image

Candidates should be invested with a watered green ribbon or cordon 2000 mm in length and 100 mm wide, which is not permanently joined together (although a ‘quick release’ attachment such as Velcro is required) and has no jewel attached. [PLATE RCK22]


CANDIDATE’S WAIST SASHno_image

Candidates should be invested with a watered pale green ribbon or cordon approximately 920 mm in length and100 mm wide, which is not joined together and has no jewel attached and is capable of being tied around a waist. It is fringed with gold 75 mm long. [PLATE RCK23]


GENERAL

BREAST JEWELno_image

The jewel is a seven-pointed star, in gold, with a circular enamelled green centre with gold crossed unsheathed swords pointing upwards. The jewel is worn from the left breast pendent from a dark crimson ribbon 38 mm wide. [PLATE RCK24]

Alternatively a dark crimson ribbon with a green margin upon which are embroidered crossed swords in gold may be attached to the button hole on the left breast. This alternate ribbon is not to be used as part of a Candidate’s regalia.


MOST EXCELLENT CHIEF’S BREAST JEWELno_image

The jewel is a gold Eastern Crown of five points beneath which is a seven-pointed star, in gold, with a circular enamelled green centre and, within this, a gold equilateral triangle within which on a background of white enamel are two further equilateral triangles one inside the other in gold surmounted overall with crossed unsheathed swords pointing upwards also in gold. The jewel is worn from the left breast pendent from a dark crimson ribbon 38 mm wide. [PLATE RCK25] Any Excellent Companion who is the First Principal of a subordinate Chapter and who has been installed in the chair of Most Excellent Chief may wear this jewel whilst he is working this Degree.


PAST MOST EXCELLENT CHIEF’S BREAST JEWELno_image

The jewel is a gold Eastern Crown of five points beneath which is a seven-pointed star, in gold, with a circular enamelled green centre and, within this on a gold background are three gold equilateral triangles arranged as for the jewel of Most Excellent Chief surmounted overall with crossed unsheathed swords pointing upwards also in gold, the whole surrounded by a laurel wreath in gold. The jewel is worn from the left breast pendent from a dark crimson ribbon 38 mm wide. [PLATE RCK26] This jewel may be worn by any Excellent Companion who has been the First Principal of a subordinate Chapter, who has been installed in the chair of Most Excellent Chief and who has actually worked this Degree as Most Excellent Chief whether in his own Chapter or at the invitation of another Chapter.


SWORD AND SWORD BELTno_image

Plain court sword with a red scabbard and gold or bronze fittings. Sword belt is to be of red leather with gold or bronze fittings. [PLATE RCK27]


LANCE or SPEAR:no_image

The pattern of lance or spear shall be at each subordinate Chapter’s discretion. The tip of the lance or spear may be of metal or wood provided always that edges and point are blunt. The lance or spear shall be of an overall length approximately equivalent to a Craft Deacon’s wand. [PLATE RCK28]


REGALIA FOR ALL KNIGHTS PRESENT WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE CANDIDATE

For the First Point and the Second Point the Most Excellent Chief and all Officers present shall only wear the Regalia specified for those Points. All other Knights present shall wear either Red Cross Knights Regalia or Royal Arch Regalia.

For the Third Point and when opening and closing a Council of Knights of the East and West the Most Excellent Chief and all Officers present shall wear Red Cross Knights Regalia. All other Knights present shall wear either Red Cross Knights Regalia or Royal Arch Regalia.


REGALIA FOR DEGREE CANDIDATES

For the First Point: Royal Arch Regalia shall be worn. For the Second Point: a Royal Arch Apron shall be worn (the Sash having been removed during the ceremony) and a Sword. For the Third Point: a Royal Arch Apron, the Candidate’s Waist Sash and a Sword shall be worn until invested with Red Cross Knights Regalia.


 
 
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