Council of Kadosh

 

Council of Kadosh conferring the 19th to the 30th degrees inclusive. These degrees, often elaborate and highly dramatic, cover a variety of approaches to Masonic teaching. Some have the Crusades as background.

19° Grand Pontiff
20° Master of the Symbolic Lodge
21° Noachite or Prussian Knight
22° Knight Royal Axe or Prince of Libanus
23° Chief of the Tabernacle
24° Prince of the Tabernacle
25° Knight of the Brazen Serpent
26° Prince of Mercy or Scottish Trinitarian
27° Knight of the Sun, Prince Adept
28° Knight Commander of the Temple
29° Scottish Knight of St. Andrew
30° Knight Kadosh

The 19th Degree: Grand Pontiff

The lessons of the 19th Degree: Grand Pontiff are to be content to labor for the future; to serve the cause of truth with patience and industry; and to destroy error, falsehood and intolerance with truth, honesty, honour and charity. The lessons of this degree are learned from the past and how it affects the present and the way we live in the future. We always strive to... Read More

 

The 20th Degree: Master of the Symbolic Lodge

The lessons of the 20th Degree: Master of the Symbolic Lodge (Southern Jurisdiction) or Master ad Vitam (Northern Jurisdiction and Canada), are to dispense light and knowledge and to practice Masonic virtues. This degree shows us Liberty, Fraternity and Equality. These teach moral, religious and philosophical understanding. This degree helps one to... Read More

 

The 21st Degree: Noachite or Prussian Knight

The lessons of the 21st Degree: Noachite or Prussian Knight (Southern Jurisdiction), or Patriarch Noachite (Northern Jurisdiction and Canada) are humility, modesty, trust in God and to be steadfast and courageous in the face of adversity. The lesson from this degree is to learn that arrogance; defamation and cowardice are unworthy attributes of a mason, and... Read More

 

The 22nd Degree: Knight Royal Axe, Prince of Libanus

The lessons of the 22nd Degree: Knight of the Royal Axe or Prince of Libanus (Southern Jurisdiction), or Prince of Libanus (Northern Jurisdiction and Canada), are to respect labor for its own sake and to do work. This degree teaches, "if a job is worth doing its worth doing well". By doing good work we improve character and become better citizens. Work is the mission of man. We should... Read More

 

The 23rd Degree: Chief of the Tabernacle

The lessons of the 23rd Degree: Chief of the Tabernacle are to be devoted to the service of God; to constantly endeavor to promote the welfare of man; to act with proper subordination to your superiors. This degree teaches that the man who forgets his duty to God, family, country, and himself will be in danger of morally and spiritually destruction by... Read More

 

The 24th Degree: Knight of the Tabernacle

The lessons of the 24th Degree: Prince of the Tabernacle (Southern Jurisdiction and Canada) or Brother of the Forest (Northern Jurisdiction) are to labor incessantly for the glory of God, the honor of your country and the happiness of your brethren. In this degree a Mason must show evidence of compassion, piety and justice. After initiation he may... Read More

 

The 25th Degree: Knight of the Brazen Serpent

The lesson of the 25th Degree: Knight of the Brazen Serpent (Southern Jurisdiction and Canada), or Master of Achievement (Northern Jurisdiction) is to fulfill your destiny and to re-create yourself by reformation, repentance and enlarging your knowledge. This degree tackles the concept of pure, celestial, eternal soul of man. He looks within his faith, life, and God and to get a clear... Read More

 

The 26th Degree: Prince of Mercy, Scottish Trinitarian

The lessons of the 26th Degree: Prince of Mercy or Scottish Trinitarian (Southern Jurisdiction and Canada) or Friend and Brother Eternal (Northern Jurisdiction) are to practice forgiveness and mercy; tolerance; to be devoted to the teaching of the principles of Masonry. In this degree we search for "the rewards of the trinity of Gods attributes - wisdom or intelligence, force or... Read More

 

The 27th Degree: Knight of the Sun, Prince Adept

The lessons of the 27th Degree: Knight of the Sun or Prince Adept (Southern Jurisdiction), Knight of Jerusalem (Northern Jurisdiction) and Commander of the Temple (Canada) are to be a lover of wisdom and to be faithful to your promises made within Masonry. This lesson of this degree teaches us to scorn selfishness, and to uphold the knightly virtues of charity, truth and... Read More

 

The 28th Degree: Knight Commander of the Temple

The lessons of the 28th Degree: Knight Commander of the Temple (Southern Jurisdiction), Knight of the Sun, or Prince Adept (Northern Jurisdiction) or Knight of the Sun (Canada) are to be devoted to truth, honour, loyalty, justice and humanity. This degree teaches that our love for God manifests itself in our love for Truth, Justice and Nobility of Soul. This degree points out seven... Read More

 

The 29th Degree: Scottish Knight of St. Andrew

The lessons of the 29th Degree: Scottish Knight of Saint Andrew (Southern Jurisdiction) or Knight of Saint Andrew (Northern Jurisdiction and Canada) are to reverence and obey God; to serve the truth; to protect virtue and innocence; to defend the people against tyranny. The virtues of this degree are "Love of God, loyalty to superiors, faithful adherence to promise and... Read More

 

The 30th Degree: Knight Kadosh

The lesson of the 30th Degree: Knight Kadosh or Knight of the White and Black Eagle (Southern Jurisdiction and Canada) or Grand Inspector (Northern Jurisdiction) is to labor unceasingly for the good of mankind. The lesson of this degree is to be true to ourselves, to stand for what is right and just in our lives today. To believe in God, country and ourselves. This is the last... Read More

 
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