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31° - My Brother's Keeper

Scottish Rite, NMJ 31st Degree: My Brother's Keeper poster


The 31st degree teaches us that genuine brotherhood requires mutual regard, opinion, esteem, and charity. While attending St. Andrew’s Lodge at the Green Dragon Tavern, Brothers Warren and Dawes come to the aid of an injured Brother.


This degree reinforces our call to service in the fraternity.


Service to Humanity, 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