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 The Appendant Orders of

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                                         Knight of the Holy Sepulchre -

Tradition asserts that this degree originated after the discovery of the true Cross by St. Helena.  It is concerned with the three days which intervened between the Crucifixion and the Resurrection.  This Order of Chivalry is said to have been instituted by the mother of Constantine, to maintain a guard at the Holy Place and is symbolised in the ceremony by a vigil over the Holy Sepulchre.  The duties enjoined on the Knights were the performance of the seven works of mercy.

 

 

 

  

 

                                     Knight of St. John the Evangelist -

Tradition asserts that this degree originated after the discovery of the true Cross by St. Helena.  It is concerned with the three days which intervened between the Crucifixion and the Resurrection.  This Order of Chivalry is said to have been instituted by the mother of Constantine, to maintain a guard at the Holy Place and is symbolised in the ceremony by a vigil over the Holy Sepulchre.  The duties enjoined on the Knights were the performance of the seven works of mercy.