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21° - Patriarch Noachite

Scottish Rite, NMJ 21st Degree: Patriarch Noachite poster


The 21st degree teaches us the true virtues of men and Masons. In this degree, Knights and Nobles come together to punish crime, reward virtue, protect the innocent, and provide aid to the needy. We learn to strive for humility, modesty, and courtesy over arrogance, defamation, and cowardice.


Freemasonry is not a shield for evil-doing.




The Degrees of the Consistory

The Consistory is responsible for conferring the 19th through the 32nd degrees. These degrees demonstrate the challenges of social and moral conflicts, drawing on lessons from the age of chivalry through modern day.

The term "Consistory" comes from the Latin consistere (“stand firm”), which led to the term consistorium (“assembly place”). Historically, the word consistory has referred to either a council of the advisors of Roman emperors or the papal consistory, a meeting of the Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church. Within Freemasonry, Consistory refers to an assembly of Scottish Rite officers who, under the auspices of the Supreme Council, grant degrees.

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Become a 32° Freemason