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32° Scottish Rite Freemasonry

Journey On to the 32°

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What is Scottish Rite Freemasonry?

The Scottish Rite, often referred to as 32° Freemasonry™, is an appendant body of Freemasonry. Open to Master Masons, our additional 29 degrees build upon the ethical and philosophical teachings of the Blue Lodge.

A member of 32° Scottish Rite Freemasonry seeks to:

  • Aid mankind’s search for identity and destiny
  • Produce wiser men in a wiser world, happier men in a happier world, and better men in a better world
  • Promote the dignity of every person and humanity in all activities

Watch our video to learn more about the Scottish Rite.

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Joining the Scottish Rite: Step-By-Step

Learn about the steps you need to take to continue your Masonic journey through the Scottish Rite.

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Why Become a 32° Scottish Rite Mason?

Scottish Rite of Freemasonry is a brotherhood of men committed to improving themselves by journeying deeper into the highest principles, teachings, and ideals of the Masonic Craft. When you join the Scottish Rite, you'll:

  • Delve deeper into the craft with 29 more degrees
  • Expand your network of fraternal friendships beyond the local lodge
  • Grow your Masonic and Scottish Rite knowledge through exclusive member programming like Thursday Night at the Rite, Hauts Grades Academy, Pathfinder, and more

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Our Degrees

Beginning with the 4°, Scottish Rite's 29 degrees expand on the lessons of the symbolic lodge, allowing a Master Mason to further master the tenets and teachings of our Craft. 

Presented in the form of allegorical plays, Scottish Rite Masons can choose to witness a degree or participate in the production as an actor or stagehand. Degrees are offered both in person or virtually throughout the year.

Learn more about the degrees at our in-depth degree section.

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Our Core Values

Based on the teachings of the Scottish Rite degrees, our six Core Values form a common, indelible bond between 32° Scottish Rite Brothers. 

Our Core Values are:

  • Integrity
  • Justice
  • Service to Humanity
  • Tolerance
  • Devotion to Country
  • Reverence for God

Watch how our Core Values can be applied to everyday life in our Core Values video series, part of our Journey On campaign.

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Member Benefits and Programming Highlights

Here is a sample of some of the programs you will enjoy as part of your membership. Click on each image to learn more!

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Find a Valley

The Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction includes Valleys in the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Wisconsin.

Valleys are local groups of Scottish Rite Masons - similar to your Masonic lodge, but covering a larger region. Belonging to a Valley means being part of a tight-knight community of Scottish Rite Brothers. 

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