ILL. SGIG Garnett Hall 33° 
Deputy for the Orient of Maryland

Welcome to the Samuel T Daniels Sr. Council of Deliberation's website.  This website also serves as the focal point for all items relative to Prince Hall Scottish Rite Masonry in the Orient of Maryland.  The Council of Deliberation is the Statewide Organization of the Bodies in all of the Valleys of that State which meets annually with the Deputy of the State as the Presiding Officer. It consists of the Active, Emeritus, Past Active, and Honorary members of the Supreme Council in each state; the Past Commanders-in-Chief of Consistories, the first three officers in the Consistories, Councils of Kadosh, Chapters of Rose Croix, and the first four officers in the Lodge of Perfection. This Council of Deliberation has within its state such legislative and judicial power not exercised by the Supreme Council itself.


The Scottish Rite Bodies and Auxiliaries Prince Hall Affiliation in the Orient of Maryland, are under the obedience and auspices of the United Supreme Council, 33° Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Prince Hall Affiliation; Southern Jurisdiction of the United States of America, Inc., headquartered in Memphis, TN. over which presides, ILL. SGIG Corey D. Hawkins 33°, Sovereign Grand Commander.

Degrees of the Scottish Rite

The Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry is a Masonic organization that continues a Master Mason’s education of the first three degrees.  The Scottish Rite consists of the 4°–32° and an honorary 33°, which is awarded for exceptional service.

Lodge of Perfection
 (Ineffable Degrees)
4 thru 14

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Chapter of Rose Croix
(Historical or Second Temple Degrees)
15 thru 18

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Council of Kadosh
(Historical and Philosophical Degrees)
19 thru 30

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31st Degree
and the 32nd Degree

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