Beja Ritualistic Divan
Director: Edward ‘Rusty’ Mitchell, PP
Members of the Ritualistic Divan perform the duty of bringing Brother Masons, who have met their pre-requisite requirements for membership, into the Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine (A.A.O.N.M.S) and under the sheltering tent of Beja Shrine.
This basic theatrical group, consisting of 5 to 15 Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, portray the “ceremonial” roles of the Illustrious Potentate, Chief Rabban, Assistant Rabban, the High Priest & Prophet, Oriental Guide, 1st Ceremonial Master, 2nd Ceremonial Master, Marshal, Captain of the Guard and the Outer Guard in full costume and regalia.
The duty of the Ritualistic Divan is to bring each new member into the Shrine Brotherhood with full pomp and circumstance; to impress upon each new Shriner the lessons of Brotherly Love, Fidelity, and Virtue; and, above all, exemplify in each the importance of his obligation to do his part in the life-long benevolent support of Shriners Children’s™.
To those new or seasoned Masons with a feel for the theater and the willingness to carry on an age-old tradition, and who feel they have a flair for some memorization and a lot of fun, let one of the Ritualistic Divan members know during any of our upcoming events.