Masonic Youth Groups: Instilling Masonic Values in the Next Generation

Freemasonry's mission of creating a better world through the promotion of our core values begins not at the blue lodge, but at one of our three Masonic youth groups. Learn more about Freemasonry's youth-oriented organizations in our blog. Read more

Tompkins Recipients Part of the Greatest Generation

Scottish Rite, NMJ honors two members of the Greatest Generation and Brother Masons William D. Haller, Jr. and Robert N. Stutz with the Tompkins Medal. Read more

Among the Stars: Freemason Astronauts

From Buzz Aldrin to John Glenn, many notable astronauts and American heroes also belong to the world’s oldest fraternity. Read more

First Virtual Reunion a Roaring Success!

More than 1,100 Brothers participated from across the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, welcoming new members and connecting with old friends in the online event. Read more

3 Common Sayings Born From Freemasonry

Did you know that many Americans use words all the time that have their roots in Freemasonry? These terms did not become commonplace overnight, and the stories of their integration into the everyday American’s vocabulary further illustrate the influence Masonry has had on our culture. Read more

5 Masonic Marketplace Items to Shop for Fall Virtual Reunions

Whether you’re joining the Scottish Rite for the first time or are an experienced 32° Mason, you’ll want to dress to impress for our Virtual Reunions. We share our five favorite products for purchase in the blog. Read more

Supreme Council Introduces New Valley of Excellence Program

The Valley of Excellence Program is a special award designed to recognize Valleys in the Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction who go above and beyond. With focuses on areas of membership, service/philanthropy, leadership development, and operations, this program encourages Valleys to deliver a premier Scottish Rite experience. Read more

6 Virtual Masonic Exhibits Every Mason Should Explore

Master Masons need not travel far to expand their knowledge of the craft and experience Freemasonry in a brand new way. "Visit" these six virtual Masonic Exhibits for a taste of Freemasonry across the globe. Read more

The Masonic Legacy of Lady Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is an American landmark visited by approximately 3.5 million people every year and is recognized internationally as a symbol of American ideals. But what is the story behind Lady Liberty and her Masonic legacy? Read more

Meet the Scottish Rite, NMJ Executive Director: Q&A with Michael Russell, 32°

The Northern Light sits down with Michael Russell to see how he’s settling into his new role as Executive Director of Scottish Rite, NMJ Read more