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30° - Grand Inspector

Scottish Rite, NMJ 30th Degree: Grand Inspector poster


The 30th degree focuses on a fourteenth century trial in the English civil court during the reign of Edward II. This degree teaches us to be true to ourselves, stand up for what is right, and be just in our lives.


Be attentive, impartial, and equitable in judging others.




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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