Degrees: 19-32

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Consistory of the Royal Secret Degrees

19° Grand Pontiff
This degree dramatizes the perennial conflict between good and evil that will end in triumph of righteousness and peace in the hearts of men.

20° Master ad Vitam
In this degree we learn that the challenge of disloyalty and treason must be confronted. We should condemn all who conspire against the security of the nation and the happiness of its people.

21° Patriarch Noachite
This degree teaches that Freemasonry is not a shield for wrongdoing and that justice is one of the pillars of our fraternity.

22° Prince of Libanus
The dignity of honest labor, the nobility of work and the disgrace of idleness are the subject of this degree.

23° Chief of the Tabernacle
Based on the incident of “The Four Chaplains,” this degree teaches us that faith in God will find expression in love for our fellow man, even to the ultimate personal sacrifice.

24° Brother of the Forest
In this degree we discover that a Scottish Rite Mason should not judge any man by his race or by anything except his own acts.

25° Master of Achievement
Dramatizing events in the life of Brother Benjamin Franklin, this degree shows us that an industrious life benefits not only ourselves but also humanity.

26° Friend and Brother Eternal
From a true incident during the American Civil War we learn that partisan strife does not dissolve our Masonic obligations and that the virtues of brotherhood give rise to good citizenship.

27° Knight of Jerusalem
The lesson of this degree illustrates the importance of a free church in a free state, each cooperating toward the common good.

28° Knight of the Sun
Reminding us that Freemasonry provides a meaningful moral philosophy, this degree points out the importance of overcoming the vices and superfluities of everyday life.

29° Knight of St. Andrew
This degree emphasizes the Masonic teachings of equality and toleration.

30° Grand Inspector
This degree teaches us to be attentive, impartial, and equitable in judging others.

31° Knight Aspirant
In this degree we learn that service to humanity should be our response when God calls us to labor.

32° Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret
As the culmination of Scottish Rite Masonry, this degree celebrates the triumph of individual integrity and our obligation to serve humanity.

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