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18° - Knight of the Rose Croix of H. R. D. M.

Knight of the Rose Croix of H.R.D.M. Degree Poster

STORYLINE

The 18th degree uses the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth to exemplify the universal principles of life and urge us to be tolerant of others. This degree uses the symbol of the rose cross; the rose signifies dawn and the cross is a sacred symbol of antiquity.

PHILOSOPHY

The Book of Life is opened. The new law is a law of love, which all men everywhere may understand and practice.

CORE VALUE

Integrity

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The Chapter of Rose Croix Degrees

The Chapter of Rose Croix confers the 17th and 18th degrees, known as the philosophical degrees.

These degrees make use of Christian symbols and historical settings, but their spiritual message is universal for all Masons, who are united in the belief of a Supreme Being. Both degrees use the Book of Life to advance the concept of avoiding the mistakes of the past.

The term “Rose Croix” literally means “rose cross,” and is derived from the symbol of the order of the Rosicrucians: a rose on a cross. Aspects of the Scottish Rite’s 18th degree, Knight of the Rose Croix, were inspired by Rosicrucianism.

The History of the 18°

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