Allied Masonic Degrees are a body of detached or “ side” degrees which were conferred many years ago under Craft Warrants in many Craft Lodges . When Freemasonry discontinued the working of outside degrees many became dormant. They were later organized together by a governing body ….”the Allied Masonic Degrees,” for the benefit of Freemasonry.
An AMD Council is limited by Grand Council law to twenty-seven members and membership is by invitation. Councils are governed by a national Grand Council with the aid of area Grand Superintendents. The Grand Council meets every February in Alexandria, Virginia during “D.C. Masonic Week” which is a Ingathering of many concordant bodies.