Our Fraternity

Through our 29 degrees, six Core Values, charities, and a wide array of educational programming, the Scottish Rite, NMJ helps Master Masons journey to more light.

From Thursday Night at the Rite and Virtual Reunions to our Hauts Grades Academy (HGA) and Pathfinder - each program is designed to help Scottish Rite Masons continue their quest for greater wisdom. Tens of thousands of Scottish Rite Brothers have enjoyed these member benefits.

Are you a Master Mason looking to join a fraternity of like-minded men? If you are ready to continue your Masonic journey, apply to join the Scottish Rite, NMJ and Journey On.

Our Vision

We will strive to be a fraternity that fulfills our Masonic obligation to care for our members.

Our Mission

Ensure activities are convenient. Provide enjoyable programs and fraternal fellowship. Inspire our members by emphasizing our Core Values: Reverence for God, Devotion to Country, Integrity, Justice, Tolerance, and Service to Humanity.

Our Values

32° Scottish Rite Masonry expands upon the fundamental principles of Freemasonry, exploring Masonic teachings more deeply. Building upon the ethical and philosophical teachings of the Blue Lodge, 32° Scottish Rite Freemasonry reveals a wealth of knowledge about Masonry not found in the other degrees. It seeks to enrich the philosophy of the Symbolic Lodge in order to help good men become even better and continue their Masonic journey.

A member of 32° Scottish Rite Freemasonry seeks to:

Aid mankind’s search for identity and destiny in God’s universe

Produce wiser men in a wiser world, happier men in a happier world, and therefore better men in a better world

Promote the dignity of every person and the humanity in all activities

Our Degrees

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32° Scottish Rite Freemasonry is a way for a Mason to build upon the ethical teachings and philosophy offered in the craft lodge (also known as Blue Lodge), which consists of the first three degrees of Freemasonry: Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft, and Master Mason. It seeks to enrich the philosophy of the Symbolic Lodge in order to help good men become even better, and mentor other Masons to do the same. Scottish Rite Freemasonry continues these degrees, from 4° to 32°. A Scottish Rite Freemason may attain the 33°, which is an honor bestowed for outstanding service to the Brotherhood.

Each Valley has up to four Scottish Rite bodies, and each body confers a set of degrees. In the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, the bodies are the Lodge of Perfection, Council of Princes of Jerusalem, Chapter of Rose Croix, and Consistory.

THE SYSTEM OF DEGREES:

Lodge of Perfection

(4° - 14°)

Council of Princes of Jerusalem

(15° - 16°)

Chapter of Rose Croix

(17° - 18°)

Consistory

(19° - 32°)