Skip to main content



25° - Master of Achievement

Scottish Rite, NMJ 25th Degree: Master of Achievement poster


The 25th degree demonstrates industriousness through the life of Brother Benjamin Franklin. This degree encourages the apprentice to examine his faith, life, and God to get a clear at his inner self.


The wages of a Mason are earned and paid in their dealing with one another.


Devotion to Country & Service to Humanity


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.

Learn more about the Consistory

two masons playing chess
Become a 32° Freemason