About Us

What is the Scottish Rite?

The Scottish Rite is a Masonic organization that continues a Master Mason’s education of the first three degrees.  Other examples of Masonic affiliated organizations are: The Shrine (Shriners); York Rite; Grotto; Eastern Star, DeMolay International, Job’s Daughter’s, International Order of Rainbow for Girls and the Tall Cedars of Lebanon.  The Scottish Rite consists of the 4th through 32nd Degree and an honorary 33rd, which is awarded for exceptional service.

The Mission of the Tampa Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

To be the premier fraternity of men of integrity and good character by providing opportunities for personal growth, leadership skills, education and social interaction based on the values of Friendship, Charity, Patriotism, Tolerance, Integrity and a belief in a Supreme Being.

To that end we commit to making a positive impact on mankind, promoting our community and providing value to the Masonic Fraternity.

Allegiance

The Bodies of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, sitting in the Valley of Tampa, Orient of Florida acknowledge and yield allegiance to the SUPREME COUNCIL (Mother Council of the World) of Inspectors General of the Thirty-third and last degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States of America, whose seat is at the Grand Orient of Charleston, in the State of South Carolina, now sitting at Washington. D.C. of which:

Ill. Ronald A. Seale 33º  is Sovereign Grand Commander

Ill∴ Ronald A. Seale 33º 
is Sovereign Grand Commander

Ill. Gary L. Sissel, 33º is Grand Secretary General

Ill∴ Gary L. Sissel, 33º 
is Grand Secretary General

Ill. Dale I. Goehrig, 33º  is Sovereign Grand Inspector General in the Orient of Florida

Ill∴ Dale I. Goehrig, 33º 
is Sovereign Grand Inspector General
in the Orient of Florida

Ill. Russell B. Glendinning, 33º is Personal Representative of the SGIG in the Orient of Florida for the Valley of Tampa

Ill∴ Russell B. Glendinning, 33º 
is Personal Representative of the
SGIG in the Orient of Florida
for the Valley of Tampa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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