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Membership in the Scottish Rite

Why Become Scottish Rite?

Although there is no higher degree than that of a Master Mason, the 29 degrees of the Scottish Rite serve to enrich the philosophy of the Symbolic Lodge.

A Mason who chooses to further his Masonic experience by becoming a 32° Scottish Rite Mason will be expanding upon the fundamental principles of Freemasonry. 


“Spes mea in Deo est:   My hope is in God.”

Benefits of Membership

Participating in the inspiring, convenient and enjoyable programs and fellowship activities for members is the means of getting full value from a Scottish Rite membership.

“Wherever Freemasonry flourishes there will be found the highest type of citizenship and the best standard of living.” - Albert Pike, 33°


“Activities are Inspirational, Convenient, and Enjoyable.”

Degrees and Reunions

Degrees are the heart of Scottish Rite Freemasonry, and expand on Masonic teachings principally in the areas of morality, history and philosophy.

In the Scottish Rite the degrees are dramatized generally twice a year during the spring and fall reunions.


“Reunions offer the chance to participate in degrees, and enjoy social fellowship.”

We Give Back

Scottish Rite Valley of Erie and our individual members give generously to national charities as well as those in our community.

In particular, we sponsor the Scottish Rite Building Foundation and the Scholarship Foundation of Erie Scottish Rite bodies.


“The Valley of Erie awards scholarships to local students each year.”

Social Events

The Scottish Rite Valley of Erie provides opportunities for our members and their families to share in the fellowship and fun of Scottish Rite Freemasonry.


“Scottish Rite provides social events for members and their families.”

Ready to Join?

To become a Scottish Rite Mason, you must first be a Master Mason. You may approach a 32° Scottish Rite Mason to take the next step in joining the Scottish Rite…


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“Scottish Rite membership is open to all Masonic Blue Lodge members in good standing.”

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