STORYLINE The final degree of the Lodge of Perfection, the 14th degree embodies the essences of Symbolic Masonry. The meaning of this degree is that perfection can only be achieved once human knowledge and divine knowledge are united. We should strive to be true to ourselves and our God. PHILOSOPHY Members are encouraged to worship God at the altar of their choice. CORE VALUE Reverence for God Find this Degree See the 14° - Grand Elect Mason at the Valleys below. Ohio Dayton Secretary: Jerome R. Clark, 33° 525 W RIVERVIEW AVE, DAYTON, OH, 45405-4702, 937-222-9103 • 937-222-9103 Wisconsin La Crosse Secretary: Todd A. Wohlert, 33° 118 8th St. South, La Crosse, WI, 54601, 608-385-1923 • 608-385-1923 Pennsylvania New Castle Secretary: Randall L. Connell, 33° 110 E LINCOLN AVE, NEW CASTLE, PA, 16101-2472, 724-654-5800 • 724-654-5800 The Lodge of Perfection Degrees The Lodge of Perfection is where a Scottish Rite Mason’s journey begins. This body confers the 4th through the 14th degrees. These degrees investigate and contemplate spirituality, and also amplify the Hiramic Legend and lessons from the Biblical era. The Lodge of Perfection degrees are often referred to as “ineffable” degrees because they focus on the ineffable, or unutterable, name of God. Members will also see many references back to the three symbolic degrees of the Blue Lodge. The degrees in this first body are meant to amplify the core Masonic teachings and apply them to practical, everyday situations. The name of the Lodge of Perfection refers to the belief of Scottish Rite Masons that while they know they are not perfect, there is a path to perfection. One of the key moral teachings in this body is that men must persevere and overcome difficulties in their progress toward perfection. What is the Lodge of Perfection? Related Blogs About the 14th Degree Scottish Rite Rings: The Meaning Behind the Band History Read More about Scottish Rite Rings: The Meaning Behind the Band An Historic Season of Thursday Night at the Rite Concludes Degrees Read More about An Historic Season of Thursday Night at the Rite Concludes What is the Council of Princes of Jerusalem? Degrees Read More about What is the Council of Princes of Jerusalem?