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.
Ill. J. Douglas Sorrells, 33° GC
Grand Cross of the Court of Honour at age 82 years, 8 months, and 2 days
Nomination by Montgomery, Alabama Scottish Rite Bodies
Born: December 15, 1937 – present
Progress in Scottish Rite Masonry:
– 4°-14°: April 13, 1965, invested by Pensacola Lodge of Perfection, Pensacola; 15°-18°: April 14, 1965, invested by Pensacola Chapter of Rose Croix, Pensacola; 19°-30°: April 21, 1965, invested by Pensacola Council of Kadosh, Pensacola; 31°-32°: April 21, 1965, invested by Pensacola Consistory, Pensacola; dual Member in Montgomery Scottish Rite Bodies.
– 32° KCCH: October 3, 2001; 33°, IGH: elected September 30, 2005; coroneted by Ill. Karl F. Reed, II, 33°, Sovereign Grand Inspector General for Alabama,: December 10, 2005; Grand Cross of the Court of Honour: August 17, 2019.
Scottish Rite Biography:
Brother Sorrells was raised a Master Mason in Andalusia Lodge, No. 434, in Andalusia. He joined the Scottish Rite in Pensacola in 1965, and later, on March 17, 1999, affiliated with the Scottish Rite Bodies of Montgomery Valley. He was elected to the rank and decoration of a Knight Commander of the Court of Honour in 2001, and coroneted a 33° Inspector General Honorary by Ill. Karl Reed, II, 33°, Sovereign Grand Inspector General for Alabama on December 10, 2005. Ill. J. Douglas Sorrells, 33°, received the Grand Cross of the Court of Honour on August 17, 2019.
– Archive of the Supreme Council, 33°, S.J.