Thirty-third and Last Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite

The nine inner

All Triangles all hold a letter which spell a word

S A P I E N T I A

Sapientia Latin, meaning: wisdom.

Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases

from  Universities

Sapientia aedificavit sibi Domum.

Wisdom has built a Home for itself.Motto of Rockhurst College, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

Sapientia Domum aedificavit.

Knowledge has built a Home.Motto of Crosier Seminary Junior College, Onamia, Minnesota, USA.

Sapientia et doctrina.

Wisdom and teaching.Motto of Fordham University, New York, New York, USA.

Sapientia felicitas.

Wisdom is happiness.Motto of the University of Oxford, U.K.

Sapientia, caritas, prudentia.

Wisdom, charity, prudence.Motto of Saint Mary of the Plains College, Dodge City, Kansas, USA.

Sapientia, virtus, amicitia.

Knowledge, virtue, friendship.Motto of Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, USA.

This form of cross (resembling the Greek letter Tau)

Ancient tradition accounted for four temples that successively occupied the site Do the Four Tau Crosses Represent the Four temple’s ? as it would be The Two Eagles are symbolic of Zeus facing East and West

Delphi was believed to be determined by Zeus when he sought to find the center of his “Grandmother Earth”. He sent two eagles flying from the eastern and western extremities, and the path of the eagles crossed over Delphi where the omphalos, or navel of Gaia was found.
The site of Delphi is located in upper central Greece, on multiple plateaux/terraces along the slope of Mount Parnassus, and includes the Sanctuary of Apollo, the site of the ancient Oracle.

 

Tau Cross

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Crucifixion scene with a Tau cross, School of Brugge, late 15th or early 16th century

Tau cross pendants from late medieval (early Tudor era, c. 1485) England

The Cross of Tau used to build patterns in a window at the Convent of Saint Anthony near Castrojeriz, Spain

The Tau Cross at Roughan Hill near Corofin, County Clare, Ireland

Modern “Franciscan” Tau pendant

The Cross of Tau, named after the Greek letter it resembles, is a form of the Christian cross symbol.[1] It is also variously St. Anthony’s Cross, Old Testament Cross, Anticipatory Cross, Cross Commissee, Egyptian Cross, Advent Cross, Croce taumata, Saint Francis’s Cross, Crux Commissa.[citation needed]

The shape of the letter tau or T was interpreted as representing a crucifix from antiquity. The staurogram, from Greek ΣTAΥPOΣ “cross”, was a tau-rho ligature used to abbreviate the Greek word for cross in very early New Testament manuscripts such as P66, P45 and P75.[2] The tau was also considered a symbol of salvation due to the identification of the tau with the sign which in Ezechiel 9:4 was marked on the forehead of the saved ones (וְהִתְוִיתָ תָּו עַל־מִצְחֹות הָאֲנָשִׁים “set a mark (tav; after the Phoenician cross-shape 𐤕) on the forehead of the men”), or due to the tau-shaped outstretched hands of Moses in Exodus 17:11.[2]

St. Anthony of Egypt bore a cross in the form of a tau on his cloak.[1] The Tau Cross is most commonly used in reference to the Franciscan Order and Saint Francis of Assisi, who adopted it as his personal coat of arms after hearing Pope Innocent III talk about the Tau symbol.[3] It is now used as a symbol of the Franciscan Order.

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