From the Master of Kadosh (April, 2013)

posted May 26, 2015, 8:18 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 26, 2015, 8:18 PM ]

Hello Brethren,

As I indicated in last months article, and as we all know, this month marks the communication/conferral of all 32 degrees of the Scottish Rite. The Consistory has the responsibility for the last 2 Degrees , the 31st and the 32nd. I provided some insight into the 31st last month and I will continue with a short discussion of the 32nd in this message.
The information which follows is a synopsis of that found in the "Scottish Rite Ritual, Monitor and Guide "by Arturo De Hoyos. 
The 2nd of the Consistorial Degrees, the 32nd Degree, recapitulates the lessons of the Scottish Rite and then introduces the candidate to the Royal Secret and the Holy Doctrine.
It discusses God's intimacy with mankind as a fact and truth, not merely an idealistic notion. The Candidate is shown how he may become part of Freemasonry's ideal of an empire of intellect, reason philosophy and wise morality. 
As it recalls the lessons of the previous degrees and several members of the cast are Masters of the preceding Degrees, this degree can be an excellent review & reminder of foundations of Scottish Rite Freemasonry.
By all means, come and reacquaint yourselves with these lessons and also several members of our valley, including me, who work diligently to provide this information to the new class and all of the membership as a whole.

Jerry Best, 32˚
Master of Kadosh