This Body is responsible for conferring the 19th to the 32nd degrees inclusive. These degrees are often elaborate and highly dramatic, covering a variety of approaches to Masonic knowledge. The 30th, 31st and 32nd degrees culminate the teachings of the Scottish Rite and must be conferred in full ritual form. The 31st degree is the judicial branch of the Scottish Rite. The 32nd is a military degree, providing a bright beacon for candidates in search of a deeper understanding of man and compassion.
Consistory degrees portray events of universal significance associated with the building of the Second Temple. Candidates are shown a way to erect the Third Temple – that Temple being Truth and Love which exists in the hearts of man when he strives to identify himself with that which is highest and best. The Consistory helps to develop the history and philosophy of Masonry through ceremony and grand drama. This setting provides the Master Mason with an unequalled opportunity to acquire a deeper understanding of Masonic symbolism and allegory.
19° Grand Pontiff
20° Master ad Vitam
21° Patriarch Noachite
22° Prince of Libanus
23° Chief of the Tabernacle
24° Prince of the Tabernacle
25° Knight of the Brazen Serpent
26° Prince of Mercy
27° Commander of the Temple
28° Knight of the Sun
29° Knight of St. Andrew
30° Knight Kadosh
31° Inspector Inquisitor Commander
32° Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret
The symbol of a CONSISTORY shall be in the form of the Jewel of a Consistory. A Teutonic Cross in red enamel with the number 32 in gold, on blue in the centre. Surrounded by a wreath of laurel leaves in green. Attached to the bars, four equilateral triangles of gold.
Supreme Council Shield
(Note: only for their use)
The government of the Scottish Rite In Canada resides in the Supreme Council 33° which selects and elects its own membership. It is composed of Sovereign Grand Inspectors-General 33°, Active members, (not exceeding 33 in number) and Past Active members (without vote). Associated with them are Honourary Inspectors General 33°, distinguished brethren selected for their service to the Scottish Rite, to Freemasonry, to their country, or to humanity.
Subordinate bodies are, separate and independently, responsible to Supreme Council for certain degrees. These subordinate bodies comprises:- (see above)
GRAND ORIENT, HAMILTON, PROVINCE OF ONTARIO