The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Orient of Maryland

Caps


 

Master of the Royal Secret.  This hat is worn by 32° Scottish Rite Masons. The majority of members in the Scottish Rite wear this hat.
 
Knights Commander of the Court of Honor.  This hat is worn by 32°, KCCH Scottish Rite Masons.  The KCCH honor is bestowed on members deserving recognition for faithful service to the Rite.
 
Grand Cross of the Court of Honour.  The white cap with a band of blue is worn by the brother who is a 33º Mason and who has been elected by the Supreme Council to the Grand Cross of the Court of Honour.
 
50 Year Cap. The blue caps are worn by those Masons who have held membership in the Rite for at least 50 years.
 
 Sovereign Grand Inspector General.The purple cap denotes a 33º Sovereign Grand Inspector General and an active member of the Supreme Council.  He is the highest ranking officer of the Rite within his jurisdiction, and, in relation to the Rite, his powers are similar to those of a Grand Master of the Symbolic Craft subject, however, to The Supreme Council and the Sovereign Grand Commander.
 
Sovereign Grand Commander.  The Sovereign Grand commander is the highest ranking officer of the Supreme Council and the chief executive and judicial officer of the Rite within this Supreme Council's Jurisdiction.