FAQ: What is a 33rd degree Mason?

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  1. The Freemasonry FAQ

    Version 1.0
    August 2006

    This Frequently Asked Question comes from the weekly USENET MASONRY FAQ, posted to alt.freemasonry every Friday at 08:00 Pacific. Please refer to the weekly FAQ for other resource and contact information.

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    What is a 33rd degree Mason?

    The Scottish Rite awards a special honorary degree, the 33rd, to those
    it feels has made an outstanding contribution to Masonry, the
    community as a whole, and to mankind. There is no way to "achieve"
    this degree or "take" it, in the sense that one takes the 4th through
    32nd degrees in the Scottish Rite. It is a singular honor, rarely
    bestowed, and greatly admired.
     

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