The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry provides education and instruction in
the moral virtues and truths that should govern our lives. The degrees
of the Scottish Rite build on the principles and truths learned in Blue
Lodge Masonry. Wisdom containing the profoundest principals and the
loftiest ideals that have come down through the ages is expressed in
words, symbols, and impressive drama. This enables the Master Mason
to increase his knowledge and understanding of the basic tenets of our
gentle craft, which should in turn increase his enjoyment and interest in
participating in the many opportunities Scottish Rite Masons have for
improving themselves and serving mankind.
In the Rite, we seek to develop society and ourselves. We teach the
importance of becoming more patient, generous, tolerant,
compassionate, and thoughtful. Yet, we also help society develop by
supporting education, funding museums, benefiting the arts, assisting
with medical research, aiding the needy, and giving both time and money
to many projects which help society grow and develop. It is the
fundamental teaching of the Scottish Rite that we build our nation while
benefiting all its citizens.
We are a part of the Masonic family and in Scottish Rite we challenge
men to be better spiritually, morally and intellectually through a series of
degrees from the Fourth to the Thirty Second Degree.
If you would like to know more about the Scottish Rite, feel free to
contact our office in the Orlando Scottish Rite Masonic Center. If you
would like to improve yourself in Masonry and give of your talents to this
great fraternity, the Scottish Rite would welcome you.
For more information, please feel free to contact me.
Ill. Chester A. King, 33°