STORYLINE The 7th degree follows the story of a dispute among the workmen where honesty and justice prevail. This degree teaches us to judge with patience and impartiality, for impartial justice protects person, property, happiness, and reputation.PHILOSOPHY We should render justice to all mankind. CORE VALUES Justice & Integrity Find this Degree See the 7° - Provost and Judge at the Valleys below. Ohio Cleveland Secretary: Robert W. Thomas, 33° VALLEY OF CLEVELAND, PO BOX 888, CHARDON, OH, 44024, 216-432-2370 • 216-432-2370 Wisconsin La Crosse Secretary: Todd A. Wohlert, 33° 118 8th St. South, La Crosse, WI, 54601, 608-385-1923 • 608-385-1923 Michigan Michigan Secretary: Timothey S. Marshbanks, 33°, MSA 907 Monroe St., Dearborn, MI, 48124-2309, 313-724-1907 • 313-724-1907 Connecticut New Haven Secretary: Jerry J. Gruenbaum, 32° P.O. Box 3879, New Haven, CT, 06515-3879, 203-580-4208 • 203-580-4208 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.