Order of the Secret Monitor

The Order of the Secret Monitor or Brotherhood of David and Jonathan


OSM sweeney 300The Order of the Secret Monitor, which developed from a still more ancient Degree, is the Brotherhood of David and Jonathan and is in its way older than Freemasonry itself. Its principles and its watchwords being founded upon those grand examples set by two worthy Hebrew Princes around 1000 BC as recorded in the Jewish history of the Bible.

History tells us that the “Order of David & Jonathan” was taken to the New World in or about 1658 by Dutch settlers. The inauguration meeting of Grand Conclave, under the banner of Alfred Meadows Conclave No. 1 was held at the Hotel Victoria, London, SW on 15 July 1887.

This is a Society framed upon the principles of self sacrifice; of mutual trust, watchful Brotherly care; of warning in time of danger; solace in time of sorrow; and skillful and effective friendly advice in every circumstance of life: A Society that meets a great and crying need in human affairs and is calculated to benefit those who act up to its tenets.

There are three Degrees in the Order; Induction ceremony, Princes or admission Degree and the Third Degree which is when a Brother is Installed as a Supreme Ruler of his Conclave. At this point he is also commissioned as a Supreme Ruler within the Order. This entitles him to conduct ceremonies in any Conclave.

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I am delighted to inform you that the Executive Committee yesterday endorsed the recommendation of the Advisers that Right Worthy Brother Andrew Christopher Sweeney, Grand Chancellor, be nominated for election as Grand Supreme Ruler at the meeting of Grand Conclave to be held on Thursday, 9 November 2017.

Right Worthy Brother Andrew has a long and distinguished pedigree in all the Orders administered from Mark Masons’ Hall and will be particularly well known to many as Grand Summus of the Ancient and Masonic Order of the Scarlet Cord – an office he has held since 2012.

I am sure you will all join me in congratulating Right Worthy Brother Andrew on his nomination and we look forward to his installation (subject to election) in Grand Conclave next month.
An announcement regarding the Order of the Scarlet Cord will be made early next year.

Yours very thoroughly and fraternally
V.Wy.Bro. Ryan A Williams, P.G.Reg.
Grand Recorder


M.Wy.Bro. Andrew C. Sweeney
Grand Supreme Ruler

R.Wy.Bro. Keith B. Ferguson
Deputy Grand Supreme Ruler

R.Wy.Bro. G. Llewellyn Gill
Assistant Grand Supreme Ruler 


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