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The Degree of Most Excellent Master

 

This is by far the most spectacular degree in all Freemasonry. It is the only degree which brings forcibly to our attention the completion and dedication of King Solomon's Temple, the very idea upon which all Masonic symbolism has been based. In 1922 the degree was conferred in Convention Hall in Kansas City, Missouri.

The class numbered one thousand candidates. There was a men's chorus of two hundred voices, an orchestra of fifty pieces, and a processional made up of five hundred. It was estimated that nine thousand Royal Arch Masons were in attendance. This serves to demonstrate the immense possibilities and value of the degree. The degree is built around the emblem of the keystone and the great lesson conveyed is the necessity for things Spiritual.

 

 

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