Is 32nd Degree Freemasonry different than the Scottish Rite?

32nd Degree Freemasonry is another term for Scottish Rite Freemasonry. The term comes from the 29 degrees conferred in the Scottish Rite -- the 4th degree and to the 32nd degree. The Scottish Rite degrees build upon and expand the teachings of Blue Lodge Masonry.


Receiving the degrees of the Scottish Rite instills pride and a sense of accomplishment in the men who have committed to going deeper into the highest principles, teachings, and ideals of the Masonic Craft. Scottish Rite Masons are eligible to receive the esteemed 32nd degree once they receive the 4th degree and three additional degrees in any order. While not required, most men go on to view all 29 Scottish Rite degrees in the future.

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