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14° - Grand Elect Mason

Scottish Rite, NMJ 14th Degree: Grand Elect Mason poster


The final degree of the Lodge of Perfection, the 14th degree embodies the essences of Symbolic Masonry. The meaning of this degree is that perfection can only be achieved once human knowledge and divine knowledge are united. We should strive to be true to ourselves and our God.


Members are encouraged to worship God at the altar of their choice.


Reverence for God


The Lodge of Perfection Degrees

The Lodge of Perfection is where a Scottish Rite Mason’s journey begins. This body confers the 4th through the 14th degrees. These degrees investigate and contemplate spirituality, and also amplify the Hiramic Legend and lessons from the Biblical era.

The Lodge of Perfection degrees are often referred to as “ineffable” degrees because they focus on the ineffable, or unutterable, name of God. Members will also see many references back to the three symbolic degrees of the Blue Lodge. The degrees in this first body are meant to amplify the core Masonic teachings and apply them to practical, everyday situations.

The name of the Lodge of Perfection refers to the belief of Scottish Rite Masons that while they know they are not perfect, there is a path to perfection. One of the key moral teachings in this body is that men must persevere and overcome difficulties in their progress toward perfection.

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