What Is a 33rd Degree Mason?
A 33rd degree Mason is someone who has earned the highest honors in Freemasonry. When someone joins the Masons, he is given the rank of Entered Apprentice, which is the first degree. Masons can advance to the 32nd degree through their contributions to the lodge. The 33rd degree is only given to Masons who have performed significant services for Freemasonry.