The Ancient And Accepted Scottish Rite Of Freemasonry
Orient of Florida, Valley of Jacksonville AASRVJ
Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Honors
KNIGHTS COMMANDER COURT OF HONOUR, abbreviated KCCH, is not a Degree, but an investiture. The rank and decoration of Knights Commander of the Court of Honour is bestowed on members deserving recognition for good and faithful service to the Scottish Rite. Nominations for this honor are made by the respective Sovereign Grand Inspector Generals, or Deputies of each Orient and must be approved by the Supreme Council. The rank and decoration of Knight Commander of the Court of Honour cannot be requested as it is an honorary title. It is normally prerequisite to receiving the Thirty-third Degree Inspector General Honorary at some time later, though few reach this distinction. The Brothers wearing the "Red Caps" have received the rank and decoration of Knights Commander of the Court of Honour.
Knight Commander of the Court of Honour is a Scottish Rite Honor peculiar to the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States of America, except that the Philippines, formerly of the Southern Jurisdiction prior to 1949, have continued it as one of the honors bestowed by the Supreme Council.
Inspector General Honorary
This ultimate degree of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry is awarded only by the Supreme Council at the Biennial Meeting of that body and cannot be applied for. It is given to those 32° KCCH members who have performed "outstanding services for the Fraternity," or "for service to humanity that brings great credit upon the Order." The following Brethren of the Valley of Jacksonville have received the Thirty-Third (White Cap) degree:
GRAND CROSS OF THE COURT OF HONOR
This is the highest individual honor that the Supreme Council bestows. It is voted very rarely to Thirty-third Degree Masons only for the most exceptional and extraordinary services. The Grand Cross cap is white with a blue band. On the front is a replica of the Grand Cross jewel, which is composed of a Teutonic Cross, with an embroidered crimson rose with green leaves at its center.
The following Brethren of the Valley of Jacksonville have received the Grand Cross Honor:
Adm. William G. Sizemore, 33°, GC