Council of Kadosh (19°–30°) 

The degrees of the Council of Kadosh are chivalric and philosophical, but also contain mystical material. The word "Kadosh" is a Hebrew word meaning "Holy". The complexity of these degrees cannot be overstated and is exemplified by the number of pages attributed to them in Morals and Dogma. The twenty-eighth degree alone is over a quarter of the 1000+ page tome.


  • 19° - Pontiff

  • 20° - Master of the Symbolic Lodge

  • 21° - Noachite or Prussian Knight

  • 22° - Knight of the Royal Axe

  • 23° - Chief of the Tabernacle

  • 24° - Prince of the Tabernacle

  • 25° - Knight of the Brazen Serpent

  • 26° - Prince of Mercy

  • 27° - Knight of the Sun, Prince Adept

  • 28° - Knight Commander of the Temple

  • 29° - Scottish Knight of St. Andrew

  • 30° - Knight Kadosh



The Council Of Knights Kadosh  (19º-30º) symbol is a double-headed eagle of silver with wings spread, resting upon a Teutonic cross of red, bordered in gold. The eagle is sometimes depicted with one half black, and the other half white, reflecting an older title of the degree, “Knight of the White and Black Eagle.” The Degree was once the ne plus ultra of Masonry, and the eagle was depicted atop a ladder which symbolized the increasing duties one accepts in knighthood, which are symbolized by the cross.