The order of the secret monitor or the brotherhood of david and jonathan of canada and the ancient and masonic order of the scarlet cord of canada welcomes you.

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

“The Order of the Secret Monitor, or Brotherhood of David and Jonathan, is probably the most caring of all Masonic Orders”.

The Order consists of three degrees;

Induction as a ‘Secret Monitor’, is the first, and, graphically describes how Jonathan warned David (in a non-obvious manner, hence Secret Monitor) not to return to King Saul’s household. It is taken from the first Book of Samuel. The lesson in the degree is the importance of friendship and fidelity.

The second is the Princes degree, and tells how David admitted into his band one who had escaped from a massacre carried out at the order of Saul. This is also taken from the First Book of Samuel, and again stresses the continuing importance of friendship and fidelity.

The third Degree is the Installation Ceremony of Supreme Ruler who is the “Master’ of the Conclave It is somewhat unique, in that in addition to the actual Installation Ceremony which is carried out by the Supreme Ruler’s predecessor, there is the Ceremony of Commissioning. The Commissioning must be carried out by a ‘Ruler’. This confers status throughout the entire Order, and a Certificate is issued by Grand Conclave to that effect. The governing body is the Grand Conclave.

You may be surprised to learn that a bow and arrows are used in this Order as well as the usual swords etc. Inter Conclave visiting is encouraged where friendships are made and maintained.

It is not without substance that The Order of the Secret Monitor is often called the Friendly Order’. (This is not to infer that other Orders are not friendly).


The Ancient and Masonic Order of the Scarlet Cord had its origin in Holland, where it was discovered in 18th. Century documents found in the Amsterdam Archives, two years after the founding of the Order of the Secret Monitor. It was developed by the Secret Monitor in England in 1887.

It’s growth was substantial over the first two decades, but went dark during the First World War between 1914 and 1918. In 1919 it was revived but in 1929 it ceased to function. In 2004, following a committee report, it was suggested that it be revived as an appendant Order of the Secret Monitor. By 2006, the first Scarlet Cord Consistory was consecrated with the Founding Members receiving their First Grade. The Order  has continued to grow to the extent that it was decided that it should break from the Secret Monitor and on July 21, 2010 held a Ceremony of Inauguration as an autonomous body. By 2014, it had over 100 Consistories world wide.

In 2009 the U.S.A. the Scarlet Cord was instituted under the government of the Allied Masonic Degrees of the U.S.A.  Some Canadian A.M.D. members attending the Masonic Week held in Washington D.C., joined the Order, being Princes of the Secret Monitor, a requirement for admission.  Between 2009 and 2012, these members obtained Grade Three and higher. As unattached with no Consistory close to the border, assistance was requested from our Grand Conclave.


In August 2011, the Grand Conclave adopted a motion recognising the Ancient and Masonic Order of the Scarlet Cord in the British Isles.

On August 2015, the Grand Conclave adopted a motion that we seek and Accord with the Grand Senatus, Scarlet Cord in England, that would allow our Grand Conclave to establish the Order in Canada. An information package was then distributed to the members in attendance.

On November 12, 2015 a deputation attended the Grand Conclave O.S.M in London U.K. to meet with Senior Grand O.S.M. officers, and presented a written petition that requested our receiving authority to establish the Scarlet Cord in Canada. The reception was warm, cordial, and promising. In mid December, an email was received to say the petition had received favourable consideration and in due time, the proper documents would be received. On the eighth of February, 2016 a Charter, dated January 5, 2016 was received.

On August 14, 2016, following the closing of the Grand Conclave, the Maple Leaf Consistory T.I. (for Time Immemorial) was opened by the Grand Supreme Ruler, M. Wy. Bro. Edward R. Wilson, with 8 members of the Order, who were received into the Consistory. 20 new applications were received, with all the candidates obtaining Grades I – III.  The G.S.R. and another member received the ceremony of Preparation as President of a Consistory and the GSR was installed as the first President of Maple Leaf Consistory T.I.

The Order of the Scarlet Cord of Canada, will be an appendant Order to the Secret Monitor. Our Charter permits the Grand Supreme Ruler to open Consistories within our jurisdiction. As we are a Canada wide organization, the Order will grow from the Grand Conclave. First, members will come as Princes of their respective Conclaves and as the only time available at present, is at Grand Conclave.  When new members attached to a Conclave are sufficient (7,) they may apply for a petition to form a Consistory. When there are sufficient Consistories, the Grand Supreme Ruler can petition the Grand Senatus in the consecrate a Grand Senatus, the officers in Grand Conclave having similar Grand Office in the Grand Senatus, the governing body.


Grand Conclave Officers of OSM Canada


Grand Supreme Ruler


Deputy Grand Supreme Ruler

Right Worthy Brother Robert Turner

Assistant Grand Supreme Ruler

Right Worthy Brother Gerald W. Budden

Grand Chancellor


Grand Councellor


Grand Guide


Grand Chaplain

MOST WORTHY BROTHER Thomas Bilardino Segui

Grand Treasurer


Grand Recorder


Grand Visitor (West)


Grand Visitor (Center)


Grand Visitor (Ontario)

Right Worthy Brother E. Carson Jackson

Grand Visitor (East)

Very Worthy Brother Larry B. Grandy

Grand Registrar

Very Worthy Brother Michael H. Chapman

Grand Director of Ceremonies

Very Worthy Brother Ralph Jenkins

Deputy Grand Recorder

Very Worthy Brother Donald Martyn

Dy. Grand Director of Ceremonies

Very Worthy Brother Dionne Willard

Assistant Grand Chaplain

Very Worthy Brother Dale L. Stevens

Grand Sword Bearer

Very Worthy Brother Michael G.C Lutes

Grand Standard Bearer

Very Worthy Brother Dalton H.C. Lease

Grand Bow Bearer

Very Worthy Brother Vigeant Michel

Grand Guarder

Very Worthy Brother William C. Rowney

Grand Sentinel

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