The Scottish Rite Degrees Attainment of the third Masonic degree, that of a Master Mason, represents the attainment of the highest rank in all of Masonry. Any Master Mason stands as an equal before every other Master Mason, regardless of position, class, or other degrees. Additional degrees are sometimes referred to as appendant degrees, even where the degree numbering might imply a hierarchy. Appendant degrees represent a lateral movement in Masonic Education rather than an upward movement. These are not degrees of rank, but rather degrees of instruction. In many countries, some craft lodges use Scottish Rite ritual in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd degrees. In the United States, members of the Scottish Rite can be elected to receive the 33° by the Supreme Council. It is conferred on members who have made major contributions to society or to Masonry in general. The Scottish Rite Northern Masonic Jurisdiction designates its degrees in the following manner: The Supreme Council is the governing body of the Scottish Rite in the various jurisdictions, and charters all subordinate bodies. Voting members of the Supreme Council are chosen from among those members who have obtained the 33°.  These members are referred to as Active Members. Degree Number   Northern Masonic Jurisdiction   Master Traveler   Perfect Master   Master of the Brazen Serpent   Provost and Judge     Intendant of the Building   Master of the Temple 10°   Master Elect 11°   Sublime Master Elected 12°   Master of Mercy 13°   Master of the Ninth Arch 14°   Grand Elect Mason 15°   Knight of the East 16°   Prince of Jerusalem 17°   Knight of the East and West 18°   Knight of the Rose Croix 19°   Grand Pontiff 20°   Master ad Vitam 21°   Patriarch Noachite 22°     Prince of Libanus 23°   Knight of Valor 24°   Brother of the Forest 25°   Master of Achievement 26°   Friend and Brother Eternal 27°   Knight of Jerusalem 28°   Knight of the Sun 29°   Knight of St. Andrew 30°   Grand Inspector 31°   Knight Aspirant 32°   Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret 33°   Sovereign Grand Inspector General
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