Sinai Temple #59

To be a Shriner, one must first be a Master Mason in good standing that holds membership in the Scottish Rite, having advanced to the minimum grade of 32 or belong to the Knights Templar - all of whom can trace their lineage to Prince Hall African Lodge No. 459, founded by Prince Hall and chartered by the Mother Lodge of England on September 6, 1785. The Charter is still in the possession of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, safely stored in a bank vault where, on extreme rare occasion, it is brought out for display.