Kamel Oussayef, a Winchester Resident was recently awarded the prestigious 33rd Degree of Freemasonry and was presented the medal of his attained rank. The brief ceremony took place last Saturday at the Masonic Grand Lodge in Boston (United States).
In August 2009, more than 2,000 33rd Degree Freemasons and their Ladies gathered in Boston at the Sheraton hotel Hynes Convention Center for the annual meeting of the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite for the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. The Supreme Council is the governing entity for more than 210,000 Freemasons in the 15 northeast and Midwest states of the Unites States of America.
Among those in attendance were Grand Masters from American Grand Lodges and Representatives of 29 Masonic Jurisdictions around the World.
The highlight of the meeting was the conferring of the prestigious 33rd Degree upon 110 members who were selected for outstanding service to Scottish Rite freemasonry and for significant contributions to their respective communities that reflects credit upon the Masonic fraternity.
Their election, to receive what the Masons refer to as the 33rd and last degree of Freemasonry, took place a year earlier in Providence, R.I, during annual meeting of the Supreme Council, which meets every year in a different State.
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