The 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 1000BC as recorded in the Jewish history of the Bible.
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 skilful 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.
If a Brother be in sorrow the Conclave will afford him sympathy; if in danger his Brethren will give him assistance; if in distress the Visiting Deacons will bring him consolation; if in poverty he will find aid.
At every turn in life, at every crisis of fate he may look, and not look in vain to the experienced among the Brethren who have pledged themselves to give him caution, to prompt him to good actions, to warn him of doubtful ones – Generally to watch over him, support him and cherish him so long as he may need their care and prove himself worthy of the confidence reposed in him.
Within Craft Freemasonry we are taught, at an early stage, that it has for its Principles, ‘Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth’. In no other Order in Freemasonry, than that of The Order of the Secret Monitor, can there be found a greater emphasis on those fundamental Masonic Virtues, for the teaching of those Principles.
Where Craft Lodges meet in Lodges, as Secret Monitors we meet in Conclaves.
The Supera Moras Conlave was Consecrated on February 5th 1921 at a Masonic Hall in Bolton, Lancashire.
Bolton, being the biggest Town in the UK is situated in the lower foothills of the West Pennines and made its growth during the industrial revolution where is became the capital of the cotton industry.
The towns motto is Supera Moras which when translated from Latin means “Overcome Delays” and it was from this motto that the Conclave derived its name.
The Conclave was rededicated on February 24th 2001 where it took on ‘The Internet’ part of its name.
Supera Moras being a peripatetic means that we travel the Country to hold our meetings only returning to our home Province of East Lancashire osmeastlancs.co.uk for our Installation meeting in February.
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For Induction, candidates need only be Master Masons in good standing. There are Three Degrees, including the Chair.
Regalia for the first two degrees is a breast jewel and upon Installation, having received a delightful and personal commissioning ceremony, the Supreme Ruler is invested with a sash, collaret and robe.
Provincial and Grand rank bring with them distinctive sashes of blue and crimson respectively, each accompanied by a collaret and jewel.