Honors

Article XXII on “Honors”: Section 2. The Royal Order of the Red Branch of Eri and Appendant Orders is hereby declared, established and ordained to be existent within the bosom of the Grand Council and is a Chamber thereof, pursuant to the authority granted John Raymond Shute, II, and William Moseley Brown, who obtained permission of the English authorities to establish the Royal Order in the United States of America with the Allied Masonic Degrees in 1933, and using the 19th century English ritual as copied from the John Yarker Manuscript, and is governed by the Regulations set forth in Appendix A to the Constitution of the Grand Council of Allied Masonic Degrees of the United States of America.


Man-at-Arms of the Red Branch of Eri (ARBE)

Constituent Councils may confer upon any member who has not held or is not presently holding an elected office “for exceptional service to the Council,” the Rank of: “Man-at-Arms” of the Red Branch of Eri. The Brethren of this Rank shall be designated as “Associate Members” of the Red Branch of Eri.

NAME
YEAR

Esquire of the Red Branch of Eri (MRBE)

A Constituent Council may recommend to the Grand Council each year, two Brethren currently holding office in a Subordinate Council for the rank of “Esquire” of the Red Branch of Eri. The Brethren of this Rank shall be formally designated as “Members” of the Red Branch of Eri.

NAME
YEAR
Lloyd G. Carpenter
2010
Lemont E. Nodwell
2010
Perry E. Barker
2011
Dan W. Turner
2011
Ray E. Brietzke
2012
M. Gene Terrell
2012
R. Brian Cook
2018

Knight of the Red Branch of Eri (KRBE)

Prior to February 12, 2005, every Constituent Council had the privilege of honoring their members for distinguished service to the Allied Masonic Degrees, not exceeding two members per anum, by investing them as a Knight of the Royal Order of the Red Branch of Eri and Appendant Orders. On and after February 12, 2005, a Constituent Council may recommend to the Grand Council each year one Brother for the award of “Knight” of the Red Branch of Eri. This Brother must have been a member of the Allied Masonic Degrees for a minimum of seven years.

NAME
YEAR
Karl J. Krayer
2018

Knight Commander of the Red Branch of Eri (KCRBE)

A Constituent Council may recommend to the Grand Council each year, one Venerable Brother (the present presiding Sovereign Master), for the award of “Knight Commander” of the Red Branch of Eri. All Past Sovereign Masters shall be elevated to the Rank and Title of: “Knight Commander” of the Red Branch of Eri effective February 12, 2005.

NAME
YEAR
H. David Moore
2000
G. Clay Smith
2000
C. Louis Hopkins1
2001
Jimmy W. McClellan
2002
Richard A. Page Sr.
2002
Jerrel B. Jones
2003
Edward J. Ochs
2003
Larry G. Canada
2004
Douglas Collins
2005
Clarence J. Laney Jr.
2005
Charles E. McKay
2006
Daniel T. Hill
2007
Thomas L. Williams
2008
Timothy M. La Vergne Sr.
2010
Thomas G. Keithly Jr.
2011
Lemont E. Nodwell
2011
Lloyd G. Carpenter
2012
Dan W. Turner2
2013
Perry E. Barker
2014
Raymond E. Brietzke
2015
M. Gene Terrell
2016
Gerhardt D. Krawitz
2017

1 No longer a member of the Allied Masonic Degrees
2 Transferred to another Council of the Allied Masonic Degrees