The 'Crown' and The Proper Protocol

The Supreme Council has set forth a rule for the correct wearing of the crown. When wearing the crown it shall be considered to be a part of the apparel of the wearer and shall not be removed. 

At the presentation of the flag, the crown shall remain in place, and the members shall stand at attention with the right hand over the heart. 

During prayer the crown is placed in the left hand and placed over the heart.

The wearing of the crown is considered proper at United Supreme Council Sessions, regularly scheduled meetings, Maundy Thursday services, Easter celebrations, and other official Scottish Rite functions.                   

The Sovereign Grand Commander is the highest ranking officer of the Supreme Council and the Chief Executive and Judicial Officer of the Rite within this Supreme Council’s Jurisdiction.  He is the representative of The United Supreme Council when the Body is not in session and is invested with general powers of supervision and administration everywhere within its Jurisdiction.  The crown for the Sovereign Grand Commander is violet in color and features a gold band. On the front is the symbol of his office, a Cross of Salem with crosslets. 

The purple crown is that of an elected officer of our United Supreme Council in the Southern Jurisdiction, PHA. The crown is purple in color and features a gold band. On the front is the symbol of a Cross of Patriarchal with crosslets.