Order of the Secret Monitor
or Brotherhood of David and Jonathan
Provincial Grand Conclave of Sussex
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Principles of the Order of the Secret Monitor
A Society framed upon the principles of self-sacrifice, of mutual trust, watchful brotherly care, of compulsory warning in time of danger, official solace in time of sorrow and skilful and effective though unostentatious advice in every circumstance in life.
A Society that meets a great and crying need in human affairs and is calculated to benefit those who act up to its tenets.
Such a Society is that of the Secret Monitor. If a Brother be in sorrow the Conclave will afford him sympathy; if in danger his Brethren will give him assistance; if in distress the Visiting Deacons will bring him consolation; if in poverty he will find aid.
Moreover, at every turn of life, at every crisis of fate, a Brother may look and he will not look in vain, to the experienced among his Brethren who have pledged themselves to give him caution, to prompt him to good actions, to warn him of doubtful ones and generally to watch over him, support him and cherish him, so long as he may need their care and prove himself worthy of the confidence reposed in him.
Such are the principles of our Order; tried they have been in times of peril and true they have been found in times of difficulty.