The Third Degree, for all Craft freemasons, is the highest degree able to be conferred in any Craft Lodge . The next steps in a Craft Lodge is to take office for example deacons or Wardens and eventually be invested into King Solomon’s Chair and become Worshipful Master of the Lodge.
The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (the “Rite”) is an Order providing all Craft masons with the opportunity to advance well past the Craft degrees; to expand and extend their knowledge, understanding and indeed their lives in the mysteries and sciences of freemasonry generally.
The Rite in Australia is, generally, perceived to be divided into two distinct sections:
These are made up of fourteen Intermediate Degrees starting with the Fourth Degree and closing with the Eighteenth Degree (The Rose Croix Degree). These Degrees deal with the circumstances of “H’s” death, the subsequent actions taken by King Solomon to complete the Temple and the legend of the Secret Vault and its contents.
The Degrees from the 19th to the 30th inclusive are conferred in a Sovereign Council. These Degrees expand Masonic knowledge and teaching into the cryptic, philosophical and Knightly aspects of the Order. Thereafter, there are three additional degrees (31st to 33rd inclusive) the latter being the highest Degree of the Order.
The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite for Australia is a unified Order
The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry meet only four times per year, January, April, July and October. We meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month and tyle at 11am sharp. After the meeting a luncheon is enjoyed in the South.
Joininjg the 18th degree as indicated at the top of the page is only possible after you have completed a Master Mason degree in your Lodge. The best way to approach it is to ask other Masons and be directed in the right direction as to who to speak to.
|B A Arnol,||N S Duncam||B R O’Keeffe|
|J G Barrett
||V Faley||K Pedrana|
|F Belbe||H Fenech||F D Power|
|S Bhattacharya||P Fisher||L B Smith|
|P J Blanksby||M Flaherty||A Squibb|
|M. Briant||L N Hicks||N J Towers|
|O Brunner||R C Lynn||G G Venkov|
|S N Byng||R McQuillan||K D von Paschelke|
|R K Castle OAM
||N J Mainey||A J Walker|
|D F Daniel||J L Moir||J A Walker|
|R S Dawson||G R Moon||I D Welch|
|D P Dezentje||M Zuschke|
|Most Wise Sovereign||Ill.Bro.B.A.Arnol 31|
|IM Past Most Wise Sovereign||Ill. Bro.D F Daniel 31|
|Prelate|| Ill. Bro. J.A.Walker 31
|First General|| Ill. Bro. H. Frenech 30
|Second General|| E&P Bro. J.G. Barrett 18
|Treasurer|| E&P Bro. M. Flaherty 18
|Recorder|| Em Bro. R.K. Castle OAM 31
|Director of Ceremonies|| Em Bro. B.R. O Keefe 32
|Assistant Director of Ceremonies|| Em Bro. N.J.Towers 32
|Marshal|| E&P Bro. G. R. Moon 18
|Raphael|| E&P Bro. S. N. Byng 18
|Almoner|| E&P Bro. F. Belbe
|Herald|| E&P Bro. N. Mainey 18
|Organist|| Ill. Bro. K.L. Pedrana 30
|Captain of the Guard|| Ill. Bro.F.D Power 30
|Outer Guard|| E&P Bro. L. Hicks 18