Finally, since 1992, the year of the 150th anniversary of its foundation, and by virtue of being the only existing Official Head of the Modern Rite for all grades practiced continuously throughout universal Freemasonry, it was renamed Supreme Council of the Modern Rite (O Supremo Conselho do Rito Moderno). Remember that the Grand Chapitre Français received in 1989 a patent for the Orders of the French Rite from the hands of this Supreme Council of the Modern Rite, thus reaffirming its supremacy even in France.
Order 5° - 8th Grade - Knight of the White and Black Eagle, Philosophical Knight Kadosh, Inspector of the Rite.
Order 5° - 9th Grade - Knight of Wisdom - Grand Inspector of the Rite.
Previously in Portugal, these grades, under the names of Kadosh Perfect Initiate (Grade 8) and Grand Inspector (Grade 9) were worked in the Modern Rite.
The first 3 degrees Symbolic Lodges meet in Lodges affiliated with the (in this case) the Grand Orient of Brazil.
The Philosophical Grades
The level of equivalence, in Brazil, states that Grade 8 corresponds to the 30th Degree of the AASR and grade 9 is 33°.
Finally, we strongly recommend an excellent book published by the Supreme Conseljo do Rito Moderno entitled: "The French or Modern Rite: Freemasonry for the Third Millennium".
This is a really exciting book that faithfully captures the experience of the Modern Rite in its pure form.
The Spanish edition is translated by the Circulo de Estudios del Rito Francés "Roëttiers of Montaleau" to whom the Modern Rite Supreme Council has generously given its authorization.
José Maria Bonachi Batalla
Antônio Onías Neto (In the Grand East.)
Alcio de Alencar Antunes (In the Grand East.)
José Castellani (In the Grand East.)
Joaquim Villalta (whose writing was the source for this article)
Grande Conselho Kadosh del Rito Moderno. Rio de Janeiro:
Grande Oriente do Brasil: