The qualifications for membership of the Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests and Order fo Holy Wisdom dictate that any prospective member must be a subscribing member of the following Masonic bodies:1.a Craft Lodge of Freemasons;2.a Holy Royal Arch Chapter; and,3.a Preceptory of Knights Templar.In addition to the above, every member must be a Master Mason of three years standing and profess the Trinitarian Christian faith. An application form for reception into the Order is available here:An application form for Joining or Re-Joining is available here:
Regalia of the Priestly Orders
Knights Priest of the Order wear:A tunic similar in every respect to that worn in the United Religious, Military and Masonic Orders of the Temple - Knight Templar. The tunic shall be the full length of the with the cross arms each between 120 and 153 mm long, to be Medici Crimson in colour. A pure white mantle with hood the lining of which must also be pure white in colour. The cords to attach the mantle over the Knight Priest’s shoulders are also to be of white cord. The Mantle should be of sufficient length to cover the knees.The mitre is to be 216 mm high with a Medici Crimson Cross.The mitre of a High Priest and or a Past High Priest shall be 305mm in height with a Patriarchal Cross, the crosses being trimmed with god braid.All mitres are to have two 152 mm white ribbons at the back, 45mm in width at the mitre, tapering to 33mm at the end. Those for Grand Gollege Officers and High Priests are to be adorned with gold tassles and those for Knight Priests with Medici Crimson tassles.Officers of Grand College are to wear crossed croziers in gold embroidery or gilt metal, sized to fit a 76mm square, in the centre of the lower cross on the mitres with the pillar number directly above.
The clothing of the Order of Holy Wisdom is that worn by a Knight Templar Priest, without the Mitre, and with the addition of a cordelier which must be worn in all Tabernacle meetings. The Grand High Priest, past and present wear a cordelier of purple, gold and red.The Deputy, Assistant High Priests and Grand Inspectors, past and present, wear a cordelier of red and gold.Past and present Grand Superintendents wear a purple cordelier, as do holders of the Grand High Priest’s award, holders of Knight Grand Cross of the Priestly Orders and holders of the award of Knight Commander of the Priestly Orders.Holders of the Certificate of Merit wear a red CordelierHolders of the award of Knight of Holy Wisdom wear a Cordelier of sky blue.Holders of the award of Companion of Holy Wisdom wear a Cordelier of yellow.Holders of the award of Pillar of Holy Wisdom wear a Cordelier of green.All other members wear a cordelier of white.