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History of the Masonic Handshake

The Masonic handshake is an important symbol within the fraternity that allows brethren to recognize each other. Read our blog to explore its history and meaning. Read more

About the Consistory

The Consistory is of the Scottish Rite, NMJ responsible for conferring the 19th through the 32nd degrees. Read more

Introducing: A Night of Charity with the Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction

Learn how you can join our first in-person Giving Tuesday celebration, “A Night of Charity” this November 29, 2022. Read more

How to Take Advantage of our Journey On Assets

We created a variety of assets to accompany our newest anthemic campaign, Journey On. Learn how you can best use them in our article. Read more

A Q+A with John J. Hetherson, 32°, HGA Graduate

Brother John Hetherson, 32°, HGA shares his experience taking part in the Scottish Rite’s Hauts Grades Academy and shares his advice for those looking to join the next HGA class. Read more

What is a Scottish Rite Cap?

Curious about the meaning behind our Scottish Rite caps? Learn about the significance of these Masonic caps and what they mean to Brothers traveling through the Craft in our blog. Read more

Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library

Welcome to Lexington, Massachusetts, home of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library and the Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction headquarters. Opened in 1975, this influential institution tells the story of Freemasonry and fraternalism in the context of American history. Read more

What is the Lodge of Perfection?

This article explores the history of the Lodge of Perfection and its role in Scottish Rite Freemasonry. Read more

The Green Dragon Tavern Sign’s Winding Legacy

An exploration of the legacy of Boston’s Green Dragon Tavern and their famous sculptural green dragon sign. Read more

Supreme Council Surpasses Previous Membership Milestones, Welcomes 45 Valleys of Excellence

After a challenging 2021, Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction’s membership year emerged anew and kicked into high gear with new programming, fresh ideas, and revived in-person connections. This membership year (June 16 2021-June 15, 2022), 2,184 new initiates joined our ranks, an increase over the number of new members we welcomed last year. Read more