33rd Degree Masons
33° Inspector General Honorary
The Thirty-third Degree is conferred by the Supreme Council upon members of the Rite who have been invested with the honor of KCCH for at least 46 months in recognition of outstanding work in the Rite or in public life. The 33° cannot be asked for and if asked for must be refused. At its biennial session the Supreme Council elects members of the Rite to receive the Degree. These 33° Masons are Inspectors General honorary and honorary members of the Supreme Council. The active members of the Supreme Council are chosen from among them.