It is required that each applicant MUST HAVE BEEN A MASTER MASON FOR MORE THAN FIVE YEARS and MUST BE A TRINITARIAN CHRISTIAN BY FAITH. He further should hold the 32nd degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, although this may be waived if the petitioner is a Knight Templar. In addition, they must be entitled to honors in Freemasonry through service in the Craft, the Church, or the public. As such, we consider offices held in Masonic organizations and honors received in the fraternity, such as KCCH, the 33rd degree, Red Cross of Constantine, KYCH, etc. We also consider religious and community service performed for the benefit of one's fellow-man, such as offices held in churches, activity on boards and committees, active work with the Boy Scouts, DeMolays, community drives, etc. Each applicant is judged on his own merit as to how they meet the requirements and honor of membership for the service they have performed. An applicant, once approved, must receive the degrees within one year from the date of approval.