The Scottish Rite
Lodge of Perfection
questions raised in the Craft Lodge are answered in the Scottish Rite
degrees. All Master Masons in good standing with their Lodge are welcome.
The continued growth of the Scottish Rite is most important to ensure
its rich history is carried on with tradition and honour.
Body confers degrees from 4th to 14th. They amplify the legend of
the Master Mason Degree and the story of the building of King Solomon's
Temple. These degrees are designed to build on the teachings of the
first three degrees given in the Craft Lodge.
Unlike the Craft Lodge, candidates are not required to do memory work
in any of the Scottish Rite degrees.
Mason who has advanced to the 14th degree has received spiritual and
moral instruction, based on the events leading up to and associated
with the building and completion of the Temple of King Solomon and
the Architects who designed and furnished it.
completion of the 14th degree, the new Scottish Rite member is entitled
to wear the distinguished Scottish Rite ring that has retained its
design over 200 years. An inscription inside the ring reads: "Virtue
has joined, death shall not separate".
completion of the 14th degree, the Masonic educational journey continues
with the degrees of the Rose Croix.
15th and 16th degrees related to the rebuilding of the Second Temple
by Zerubbabel. The Second Temple degrees portray the never ending
struggle against the adversaries of Truth and Light: a struggle which
is still going on today.
these degrees important moral and spiritual precepts of value to Masons
of all ages are proclaimed. The 17th degree is an approach to and
the 18th degree a recognition of the religious ethics in universal
terms: thus assisting in the building in our hearts of the Third Temple
not made with hands. The 18th degree culminates with the degree of
the Knight Rose Croix.
the Rose Croix Chapter, Easter Ceremonies constitute a solemn observance
of the Passover or Paschal Supper on Maundy Thursday in Holy Week
and then on Easter Sunday an inspiring observance of the Resurrection.
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