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The Ancient and Accepted Rite is the largest body of Freemasons in the world working under a single constitution. It is a part of Freemasonry in which a Master Mason (Third Degree) may proceed after he has completed the three degrees of Symbolic, Blue or Craft Lodge Masonry to further enlightenment through the 4th to the 33rd degrees.
The purpose of the Rite, simply stated, is to take a Freemason, in a structured and continuous path, from darkness to light and perfection. It transports him from ignorance to knowledge:
Further, it brings about a change in consciousness, a greater awareness of himself, nature and his God:
The Rite is a path of enlightenment which each Freemason must follow. It aims to to exalt the dignity of every person, the human side of our daily activities, and to maximize our service to humanity:
And thereby to produce....
Better men in a better world
Happier men in a happier world and
Wiser men in a wiser world. !!!
My Dear Princes and Friends,
After having served the Grand Lodge of India as Grand Master for 2006-2009 I have got this honour to serve you as the Sovereign Grand Commander of the Ancient and Accepted Rite for India on, M.P.Bro.Stephen Hindes 33o demitting his office on completion a very successful tenure of glorious ten years.
No doubt that irrespective of his demitting the office M. P. Bro. Stephen Hindes33o will continue his active involvement now in a new role as the Grand Treasurer General and the depth of his experience will help me in discharging my obligations well.
Princes, together we have made a difference with our commitment to charity, to social awareness and to our brethren both within and outside India.
Only with your full commitment, continued support, co-operation and assistance we will continue to seek progress in the Order and Freemasonry as a whole.
Let us continue to make a Difference.
M.P.Bro.Justice Devinder Gupta 33o
Sovereign Grand Commander