From the Commander, Council of Kadosh (April, 2016)

posted Apr 1, 2016, 1:00 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated Apr 1, 2016, 1:00 PM ]
“The info found in this article is taken from the SCOTTISH RITE RITUAL MONITOR and GUIDE”
The San Jose Council of Kadosh is the Body responsible for the 19th through the 30th Scottish Rite Degrees, know as the “Philosophical and Chivalric Degrees.” The information found below is a summary of the 21st Degree — know as the “Argument.”
Whosoever has been wronged by the great, or oppressed by the powerful; whosoever has been unjustly accused, or had his household outraged; whosoever has fallen into the hands of corrupt judges; whosoever hath suffered by bribery or extortion; let him come freely forward and prefer his complaint, and right shall be done him by the Grand Chapter of Prussian Knights, from whose judgement there is no appeal; coming from the North and the South, the East and the West, to hear the complaints of the oppressed, judge the guilty and teach men how to be free.
As Knight and Mason, it is our bounden duty to shield and protect the innocent, as it is to assist the distressed; and that, while rendering justice, we remember our vows, believing all guiltless until convicted; and yet, while it is the obligation that formally makes a Mason, a violation of that vow by an overt guilty or willful act dissolves the knot of our alliance, and, without the form of trial, we cease to be of the Brotherhood.
Whatever be our rank, if we willfully err, we have no claim upon a Brother or the Order, either in sustaining us in that error—whatever may be its advantages—or in relieving us from its consequences.
ALL MEMBERS: The Council of Kadosh will sponsor a visit to the San Jose Giants Baseball Team—a day or evening at the baseball park located on Senter Rd and Alma Ave in San Jose. Late Spring or early Summer, after the rains stop, will be the best time to attend. Contact me, Roger Bibb, if  you are interested in attending a SJ Giants Game.

Roger Bibb, Commander
San Jose Council of Kadosh