The District Banner for Scotland East, District No. 46 has been ordered and will be dedicated by Grand College in the spring of 2020. It will thereafter be on display at every Tabernacle meeting within the District when the Grand Superintendent is in attendance and also at District meetings. This will be the first District Banner in Scotland.
The Banner takes the same form used for all District Banners within the Order, differing only with the name and number displayed on the lower ribbon. The upper ribbon shows the name of the Order although there is no reference to the Order of Holy Wisdom.
The device of each Order, in the familiar vesica piscis, is shown flanking each side of the banner.
The lamb is seen adopting the attitude couchant guardant, supporting a pennant with the cross of St. George, the pole of which forms a Latin cross. The lamb, which represents Christ Jesus, the Lamb of God, rests upon St. John’s Book of Revelation, with its seven seals suspended from the pages of the book.
The Apocalypse, as the Book of Revelation is also known, is credited to St. John the Divine. Passages from this Book are used and referred to throughout the Ceremony of Reception of a Knight Templar Priest and as part of the opening and closing of a Tabernacle.
The background to the banner is of white silk, the sides and bottom of which are decorated with gold fringe.
Updates on relevant matters will be posted from time to time by either the Grand Superintendent or the District Recorder.