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

Onboarding Your New Members

Brother Bob Siebold, 32°, MSA, Commander in Chief for the Valley of the Hudson shares the secret to their success when bringing new Brothers into the fraternity. Learn more in his guest blog post. Read more

A Token of Gratitude from an Abbott Scholarship Recipient

Scottish Rite, NMJ receives hundreds of thank-you letters from Abbott scholarship recipients each year. Below is the story from one such student, who not only provided his gratitude in the form of a letter, but also sent Scottish Rite, NMJ, his The Stole of Gratitude. This stole is an item is worn during a graduate’s commencement ceremony, and afterward is presented to someone who provided them with wisdom, support, and/or financial assistance. Read more

The Value of Being a Scottish Rite Mason

As part of an ongoing "Meet the Team" blog series, we invited the Directors from each of Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction's various departments to share some of their insights based on their specific area of expertise. Brennan Parken, 32°, Director of Membership at Scottish Rite, NMJ, shares his unique perspective on what our fraternity can offer to a 20-something member. Read more

On the Path Forward

As part of an ongoing "Meet the Team" blog series, we invited the Directors from each of Scottish Rite, NMJ's various departments to share some of their insights and advice based upon their specific area of expertise. We kick off our first "Meet the Team" blog with Michael C. Russell, 32°, CAE, who gives us an inside look of the work of the Path Forward team and how our members can help expand upon its mission. 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

New! BeAFreemason.org Updates

Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction continues to expand our outreach and campaign offerings to make BeAFreemason.org even more accessible for great men looking to join Freemasonry. Read more

Light the Rite: Spreading Positivity for the New Year

After a difficult year, we asked staff members of the Scottish Rite, NMJ to share their moments of joy in 2020 to remind us there are blessings to be found even in the darkest of times. Read more