The Masonic Order of Pilgrim Preceptors is an invitational Masonic Organization requiring that all candidates proposed for membership are required to be a current member of a Craft Lodge in a Craft Jurisdiction recognized by the United Grand Lodge of England and a current member of a Royal Arch Chapter in a Royal Arch Jurisdiction recognized by the Supreme Grand Holy Royal Arch Chapter of England; and further, that all candidates proposed for membership are required to be a Past Worshipful Master of a Craft Lodge and a Past First Principal, or Past High Priest, of a Royal Arch Chapter.
There are two degrees conferred by a Conclave (the Order's local body): Pilgrim and Preceptor.
Pilgrim: Having beheld the ruins of the Holy Temple of Jerusalem, the aspirant journeys to Rome where he gains sanctuary in the catacombs. He is then ordained a Pilgrim and successfully appeals to the Emperor for the restitution of the sacred landmarks of their religion, and in consequence is summarily rewarded with a token of his new calling.
Preceptor: The postulant is instructed that the truths revealed during seven major events across the aeons of time have materially contributed to the wisdom of man. It relates that with the assistance of the emblamatical lights of Masonry, those tenets and principles were duly restored in a fourth fraternal Lodge, as mirrored by the four triangles.