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The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry provides education and instruction in the moral virtues and truths that should govern our lives. The degrees of the Scottish Rite build on the principles and truths learned in Blue Lodge Masonry. Wisdom containing the profoundest principals and the loftiest ideals that have come down through the ages is expressed in words, symbols, and impressive drama. This enables the Master Mason to increase his knowledge and understanding of the basic tenets of our gentle craft, which should in turn increase his enjoyment and interest in participating in the many opportunities Scottish Rite Masons have for improving themselves and serving mankind.
In the Rite, we seek to develop society and ourselves. We teach the importance of becoming more patient, generous, tolerant, compassionate, and thoughtful. Yet, we also help society develop by supporting education, funding museums, benefiting the arts, assisting with medical research, aiding the needy, and giving both time and money to many projects which help society grow and develop. It is the fundamental teaching of the Scottish Rite that we build our nation while benefiting all its citizens.
We are a part of the Masonic family and in Scottish Rite we challenge men to be better spiritually, morally and intellectually through a series of degrees from the Fourth to the Thirty Second Degree. If you would like to know more about the Scottish Rite, feel free to contact our office in the Orlando Scottish Rite Masonic Center. If you would like to improve yourself in Masonry and give of your talents to this great fraternity, the Scottish Rite would welcome you.
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Ill. Chester A. King, 33°
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The Scottish Rite Journal (ISSN 1076-8572) is published bimonthly by the Supreme Council, 33°, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the Southern Jurisdiction, United States of America, 1733 Sixteenth St., NW, Washington, DC 20009-3103.
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The Scottish Rite Master Craftsman (SRMC) program is an exciting by-mail correspondence course designed and administered by staff at the House of the Temple in Washington, D.C., under the guidance and leadership of the Supreme Council, 33°, of the A. & A. Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A. Part I consists of six lessons, utilizing The Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor and Guide by Arturo de Hoyos, 33°, Grand Cross, and A Bridge to Light by Rex Hutchens, 33°, Grand Cross, as its textbooks. Part II returns to the texts from the first program in nine quizzes and re-explores the ritual on a deeper level, looking for the moral lesson imparted in each degree and then applying that lesson to one’s everyday life.
Part III The Scottish Rite Master Craftsman: Symbolic Lodge course will familiarize students with aspects of the development of Blue Lodge Masonry and explore some of its developing symbolism. This will reveal that the “High Degrees” began to develop soon after formation of the Premier Grand Lodge (1717). Albert Pike`s book, Esoterika: The Symbolism of the Blue Degrees of Freemasonry, along with Arturo de Hoyos`s Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor & Guide will be used to demonstrate a rational and philosophical interpretation for much of what is found in Craft Masonry. As with the other courses in the Master Craftsman Education Series, this course is a by-mail correspondence course that can be taken individually or with others in a group setting. The course consists of 7 quizzes, after completion of which the participant will receive a certificate and a lapel pin.