Scottish Rite NMJ Blog

Blog

History

The Masonic Mavens of Jazz

From Louis Armstrong to Glenn Miller, this article explores the many amazing jazz musicians who were also Freemasons. Read more

The Masonic Maven of Melody: Irving Berlin

This article is a journey deep into the life, music, and Masonic journey of one-of-a-kind composer, Irving Berlin. Read more

The Feast of the Paschal Lamb

The Feast of the Paschal Lamb, or Mystic Banquet, is an annual ceremony by the Chapter of the Rose Croix celebrating fraternal bonds. Read more

The History of Scottish Rite Costumes

Scottish Rite degrees are plays, often staged with costumes, scenery, special effects, and the full rigging of a dramatic production. Read more

A Brief History of Prince Hall Freemasonry

The legacy of African American Freemasonry begins in 1775 with Prince Hall, a prominent member of Boston's Methodist and African American community. A former slave, Prince Hall was attracted to the values and opportunities of Freemasonry and sought to join the city's Masonic lodges. We explore Prince Hall's Masonic journey and the evolution of Prince Hall Freemasonry on our blog. Read more

John Lewis: The Heart of a Mason

John Lewis was many things. He was a Freemason, a congressman whose career spanned several decades, and a pivotal figure within the civil rights movement. Read more

Magic Lanterns: Illuminating the Teachings of Freemasonry

In the early 19th century, many Masonic lodges utilized magic lanterns to help candidates better understand the allegory and symbolism presented in Freemasonry’s degrees. We explore the history of magic lanterns in our latest blog. Read more

Winston Churchill: A Man of Destiny

A writer, soldier, Prime Minister of England and Freemason, Winston Churchill remains a matchless, venerated figure in world history. Read more

The Masonic Meaning Behind Coolidge’s ‘Riding the Goat’

Is the famous painting by Cassius Coolidge’s a simple joke between Brothers or does it reveal the secrets of an important Masonic ritual? Read more

The Meaning Behind the Masonic Letter “G”

Deriving from the Hebrew letter Gimmel, the Letter “G” harbors special meaning within the fraternity of Freemasonry. Read more