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The Legacy of Brother Voltaire

You may know Voltaire as a leading philosopher and writer of the Enlightenment period, but what many may not know is that he was initiated into Freemasonry just a month before his death in 1778. Read more

Ben Franklin: A Freemason for the Ages

Boston-born Benjamin Franklin is one of the most notable Freemasons in history. Now through October 2024, visitors of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library can meet extraordinary Masons, like Benjamin Franklin, in their new exhibition, "The Masonic Hall of Fame: Extraordinary Freemasons in American History." Read more

Franklin, Lincoln, Pickett, and Me: A Reflection on the 26°

Brother Thomas R. Labagh, 33°, reflects on his experience acting in the Scottish Rite 26th degree and the lessons he’s learned along the way. Read more

A New Year Letter from the Sovereign Grand Commander

Sovereign Grand Commander Peter J. Samiec 33° reflects on the accomplishments of the Scottish Rite this past year and shares his excitement for 2022. Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Masonic Symbolism

Freemasons have used symbols and allegory to represent the principles and teachings of our Craft for centuries. We’ve compiled a list of resources to help further your understanding of Masonic symbolism. Read more

Comedian and Freemason Oliver Hardy

This article details the life, career, and Masonic journey of legendary comedian Oliver Hardy. Read more

Because You Were There: A Look Back at Our Charitable Impact

Through the Scottish Rite Benevolent Foundation, we have provided support to Brothers, their family and community, children with dyslexia, and more in 2021. Read more

First Responder and Brother Timothy Curry, 32​​°

First responders exemplify our core values through their selfless commitment to service. Today, we’re sharing the story of Brother and Firefighter Timothy Curry. Read more

Thursday Night at the Rite Brings the Jurisdiction Together

Learn more about the member-exclusive program thousands of Brothers have enjoyed. Read more

First Responder and Brother Christopher Gamblin, 32​​°

First responders exemplify our core values through their selfless commitment to service. Today, we’re sharing the story of Brother and Fire Captain Christopher Gamblin. Read more