What is 32nd Degree Freemasonry™?

32nd Degree Freemasonry™, also known as Scottish Rite Freemasonry, is a fraternity of Brothers committed to journeying deeper into the highest principles, teachings, and ideals of the Masonic craft. Scottish Rite Masons work to be guided by six core values – Reverence for God, Integrity, Devotion to Country, Justice, Tolerance, and Service to Humanity.

The Scottish Rite offers a series of degrees (from the 4th degree to the 32nd degree) that supplement and amplify the philosophical teachings of the first three degrees conferred in the symbolic lodge. 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Freemasonry is sometimes called the "University of Freemasonry" because it uses extensive allegory and dramatic presentation in its degrees to explore the philosophy, history, ethics, and fundamental truths that guide Freemasons' lives.

What is a 32nd Degree Freemason™?

32nd degree Freemasonry is open to men who are already Master Masons. “32nd degree” refers to the number of degrees that you may receive once you become a Scottish Rite Mason, as the Scottish Rite, NMJ confers an additional 29 Masonic degrees (the 4th – 32nd.) You can become a Scottish Rite Mason by submitting an application to your local Scottish Rite Valley and then, once your application has been accepted, by witnessing the 4th degree, either virtually or in person. To be called a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, you must witness four additional degrees, including the 32nd degree.

32nd Degree Scottish Rite Freemasonry™ is a tight-knit community of Masons who seek to be the best version of themselves, find a deeper sense of purpose, and be of service to the world and our fellow man. Learn more about our visions and values.

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