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26° - Friend & Brother Eternal

Scottish Rite, NMJ 26th Degree: Friend and Brother Eternal poster


The 26th degree explores the rewards of the trinity of God’s attributes: wisdom, strength, and beauty. In this degree, two officers on opposite sides of the Civil War maintain their Masonic principles.


Masonic unity and harmony transcend conflict.


Devotion to Country & Integrity


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