Lodges of perfection conferring the 4th to 14th degrees inclusive. The degrees continue the story of the building of King Solomon’s Temple and amplify and conclude the legend of the Master Mason degree. They are designed to impress more forcefully the teachings of the first three degrees of Craft Masonry. The 4th, 5th, 7th, 13th, and 14th degrees are obligatory; the others, if not given in full, are communicated by obligation and explained.
The 4th Degree
Secret Master deals with the concepts of duty.
The 5th Degree
Perfect Master is the moral teachings that we live in peace with our own conscience and are honored by good people when we perform our duties honestly and diligently.
The 6th Degree
Intimate Secretary is that decisions should not be made only on appearances.
The 7th Degree
Provost and Judge is justice. A law voluntarily accepted by a community should be a kind of lifestyle for the individuals comprising that community, and justice must always be observed.
The 8th Degree
Intendant of the Building is benevolence and charity. This degree investigates the necessity of acting on what we learn and that we should freely transmit our knowledge to others.
The 9th Degree
Elu of the Nine teaches that ignorance is the enemy of freedom.
The 10th Degree
Elu of the Fifteen are enlightenment of the soul, mind, vigilance, tolerance, and being on guard for fanaticism and persecution.
The 11th Degree
Elu of the Twelve is to be earnest, true, reliable and a champion of the people. This degree teaches sympathy.
The 12th Degree
Master Architect is to seek wisdom through knowledge. This degree teaches faith in morals and virtues and in God.
The 13th Degree
The Royal Arch of Solomon is to seek knowledge and be motivated by duty and honour. This degree teaches liberty in our mind and our hearts, motivated by duty and honor.
The 14th Degree
Perfect Elu is to assist, encourage, and defend the brethren; to protect the oppressed and relieve want and distress; to enlighten the people and serve the common good. In this degree we learn to reflect and look into ourselves. We strive to be true to ourselves and our God.