Bethlehem Grand Court Heroines of Jericho (PHA)

 

State of New Jersey
Instituted July 9, 1921

Heroine Martha J. Meyers
Most Ancient Grand Matron
Knight Lemuel Dunnigan, Jr.
Most Worthy Grand Joshua

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The order derives its name from a biblical heroine known the Woman of Jericho, Rahab, who hid Israelite spies from the soldiers and thus kept her family safe when the walls of Jericho fell. Later she would marry Joshua and is listed as one of Jesus Christ’s ancestors. The Degree of the Heroine has been traced to 1220 A.D., passing from France to England, Germany, Scotland and America. Its implementation is linked to the nobility and the government, evolving to reflect the changing internal structure of the Freemasons. Historically, the court of the Heroines of Jericho is meant to inspire women to participate in the Order’s purposes and form a community for women, emphasizing the need to help widows, orphans and female travelers.


Past Most Ancient Grand Matrons/Past Most Worthy Grand Joshuas

Past Most Ancient Grand Matrons Past Most Worthy Grand Joshuas
HELEN M. JONES
ERNESTINE W. THOMAS NATHAN W. JONES
DOROTHY M. THOMASON
GERTRUDE BRADLEY LORENZO NIX
MARGARET J. LEWIS JESSE PULLEM
DOROTHY B. GILBERT JAMES E. LOCKLEY
CHARLOTTE BRADLEY WILLIAM R. REVELS
JOYCE A. GRACE-BROWN
ERNESTINE H. BUCK GENE RUFF
GLORIA G. ELLZY EMMETT R. KING
CARLOTTA M. CASEY VERNELL ELLZY
DARLENE I. PAGE JOHN GRINNAGE

Subordinate Courts

First HOJ District (North)

Amorite Court No. 4
Meets 4th Tuesday
Friendship Masonic Temple
78 Summit Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07304

Ruth Court No. 5
Meets 3rd Monday
MWPHGL-Grand East
188-190 Irvine Turner Blvd.
Newark, NJ 07108

Deborah Court No. 9
Meets 1st Friday
Eureka Masonic Temple
173 Glen Ridge Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042

Miriam Court No. 14
Meets 3rd Thursday
Integrity Masonic Temple
224 Broadway
Paterson, NJ 07501

Orpah Court No. 17
Meets 1st Sunday
Stone Square Masonic Temple
722 St. Mary’s Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07061

Heroine Pearl Moore (17)
Grand District Deputy No. 1

Heroine Nadyne Johnson-Pryor (9)
Grand District Lecturer No. 1

Second HOJ District (South)

Bathsheba Court No. 10
Meets 4th Friday
Mt. Pisgah Masonic Temple
930 Cookman Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Naomi Court No. 11
Meets 2nd Thursday
Hiram Masonic Temple
143 Warwick Road
Lawnside, NJ 08045

Fiha Court No. 13
Meets 1st Thursday
Shekinah Masonic Temple
208 Progress Street
Riverside, NJ 08057

Rahab Court No. 15
Meets 2nd Wednesday
Hiram Abiff Masonic Temple
6829 Washington Ave
Pleasantville, NJ 08232

Alpha Court No. 16
Meets 2nd Monday
King David Masonic Temple
81 Bellevue Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08618

Heroine Edna Iverson (13)
Grand District Deputy No. 2

Heroine Mary E. Ruff (16)
Grand District Lecturer No. 2