Order of the High Priesthood
The Holy Order of High Priesthood is an association for past and current High Priests of local Chapters of Royal Arch Masons. It is also known as a chair degree to be conferred upon those who have been elected to lead a local Chapter. Sometimes, in other jurisdictions, it is referred to as the Anointed Order of High Priesthood. In antiquity, this degree was known as the Order of Melchizadek. The degree depicts Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and his meeting with the High Priest of Salem, Melchizedek.
The New Mexico Order of the High Priesthood meets annually, usually on the morning of the Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of New Mexico. Any Installed or Past High Priest of a Constituent Chapter in New Mexico or a recognized jurisdiction may apply and become a member. A petition is submitted accompanied by a one time life membership.