Consistory Degrees are very different from all the preceding degrees. They
attempt to illustrate the creation of the ideal balance between the spiritual
and the temporal.
degree - Inspector Inquisitor: This
degree teaches prayerful self-examination. The mistakes today should not
be committed tomorrow. Simply, the daily look at ones self to learn to
live with the future.
No apron is worn in the Supreme Tribunal,
but in inferior bodies, a white sheep-skin apron with a silver Teutonic
cross may be worn. The jewel is a silver Teutonic cross. The jewel
may be suspended from a white collar, with a gold triangle with a
"31" inside it. But in inferior bodies it may be suspended
from a golden chain, the links of which form the eight fundamental degrees
of Masonry: The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 14th, 16th, 18th, and
degree - Master of the Royal Secret: The
lessons of this degree are that "genuine brotherhood requires mutual
regard, opinion, esteem and charity". We always look for the good in
all, make allowances for other's short comings. We trust the Supreme
Architect to lead us to friendship, morality and brotherly love.
The apron is white, lined in
black, with a double-headed eagle and a plan of the Camp of the
Princes. The jewel is a golden Teutonic cross, with a
double-headed white and black eagle in the center.
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