The Scottish RiteThe Scottish Rite seeks to strengthen the community and believes that each man should act in civil life according to his individual judgment and the dictates of his conscience.
A member of the Scottish Rite seeks to:
Exalt the dignity of every person, the human side of his daily activities, and the maximum service to humanity.
Aid mankind's search in God's universe for identity, for development and for destiny, and thereby produce better men in a better world, happier men in a happier world and wiser men in a wiser world.
The Scottish Rite is an appendant body of the Masonic Fraternity chartered in Indianapolis in 1863. It confers the 4th through the 32nd degree upon a Master Mason desirous of continuing his Masonic education. 32nd Degree Freemasons believe in personal honor, principle, moral and ethical behavior, and setting a good example. We believe that character does matter.
Attainment of the third Masonic degree, that of a Master Mason, represents the attainment of the highest rank in all of Masonry. Any Master Mason stands as an equal before every other Master Mason, regardless of position, class, or other degrees.