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Who We Are

The Scottish Rite, often referred to as 32° Freemasonry, is an appendant body of Freemasonry a Master Mason may join to journey deeper into the teachings of the Craft.

Our Core Values

Reverence for God
Devotion to Country
Service to Humanity

The Scottish Rite Experience

Inspirational, Convenient, and Enjoyable for our members and their families, 32° Scottish Rite Freemasonry, through its 29 degrees, expands upon the fundamental principles of Freemasonry, exploring Masonic teachings more deeply. Building upon the ethical and philosophical teachings of Freemasonry, the Scottish Rite reveals a wealth of knowledge about Masonry not found in other degrees. We challenge men by advancing the philosophy of Freemasonry and providing an environment of personal and spiritual growth throughout their journey.

Our Organization

32° Scottish Rite Freemasonry builds on the ethical teachings of the first three degrees offered in the Blue lodge. The 29 Scottish Rite degrees delve deeply into the tenets and philosophy of the Craft. Through the study of additional degrees, like-minded, worthy men share their passion and commitment to Masonry while connecting to something bigger.

Each Valley has up to four Scottish Rite bodies. Each body confers a set of degrees. In the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, the bodies are:

  • 14 degree Lodge of Perfection


    Lodge of Perfection

    The Lodge of Perfection is where a Scottish Rite Mason’s journey begins. This body confers the 4th through the 14th degrees. These degrees investigate and contemplate spirituality, and also amplify the Hiramic Legend and lessons from the Biblical era.

    Degree Summaries
  • 16 degree Council of Princes of Jerusalem


    Council of Princes of Jerusalem

    The Council of Princes of Jerusalem confers the 15th and 16th degrees, known as the historical degrees. These two degrees explore the conflicts and politics in the rebuilding of the Temple of Solomon.

    Degree Summaries
  • 18 degree chapter of rose croix


    Chapter of Rose Croix

    The Chapter of Rose Croix confers the 17th and 18th degrees, known as the philosophical degrees. These degrees make use of Christian symbols and historical settings, but their spiritual message is universal for all Masons, who are united in the belief of a Supreme Being.

    Degree Summaries
  • 32 degree consistory



    The Consistory is responsible for conferring the 19th through the 32nd degrees. These degrees demonstrate the challenges of social and moral conflicts, drawing on lessons from the age of chivalry through modern day.

    Degree Summaries
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Become a 32° Freemason

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