STORYLINE The 8th degree is based on the Old Testament story of King David and his assignment to his son, the future King Solomon. This degree instructs us to strive for perfection, encouraging us to do so using God’s inherent love, charity, morality, and kindness. PHILOSOPHY Each honor we receive requires attention to a particular duty. CORE VALUES Reverence for God, Integrity & Service to Humanity Find this Degree See the 8° - Intendant of the Building at the Valleys below. Massachusetts Boston Secretary: Thomas U. Kenney, 32° MASONIC BUILDING, 186 TREMONT STREET, #705, BOSTON, MA, 02111-1014, 617-426-8228 • 617-426-8228 Connecticut New Haven Secretary: Jerry J. Gruenbaum, 32° P.O. Box 3879, New Haven, CT, 06515-3879, 203-580-4208 • 203-580-4208 New York The Hudson Secretary: Aram M. Adishian, 32°, MSA, HGA 260 Country Club Dr., Oradell, NJ, 07649, 917-327-1712 • 917-327-1712 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?