Scottish Rite Masonry

The Scottish Rite is part of the worldwide fraternity known as Freemasonry. We are the largest and most widely practiced Masonic Rite in the world. Contact us for more information.

Our Mission

To improve our members and enhance the communities in which we live by teaching and emulating the principles of Brotherly Love, Tolerance, Charity, and Truth.

Philanthropy

From speech therapy to scholarships, Scottish Rite chapters across the World support the Masonic tenet of relief in many, creative ways.

There is a lot More!

Come out to the Tampa Scottish Rite and see for yourself.

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.

Scottish Rite Philanthropies

RiteCare® Childhood Language Program, Scholarship Programs, Scottish Rite ROTC & JROTC Programs, Foundations

Become a Member!

 

Membership Petition

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Petition for Affiliation

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Application for Dual Jurisdiction Membership

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Application for Perpetual Membership

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Application to the Knights of St. Andrew

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Petition for Reinstatement

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Honors

Inspectors General Honorary 33° : The Thirty-Third Degree is conferred by the Supreme Council upon members of the Rite in recognition of outstanding service to the Rite, or in public life, to the principles taught in the Degrees.

Knights Commander of the Court of Honour : This honor is bestowed in a Ceremonial of Investiture and is in recognition of outstanding service to the Rite, or in public life to the principles taught in the Degrees. It is not a “half degree” or an assurance of future honors. Knights Commander of the Court of Honour may be identified by their red caps.

Knight of the Double Eagle : The Double Eagle Awards program recognizes the activities and work of the members of Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. It is an outstanding rewarding way to “pay wages, if any be due.” Developed for the exclusive membership of the Valley of Tampa and may vary from other Consistories throughout the Orient of Florida. To become an active participant and receive points in the Double Eagle Award Program, members of this Consistory need only to sign the Double Eagle Attendance Sheets when attending events and become active in the many facets of involvement with your Consistory.

There is a lot More!

While there is no Masonic degree more important than that of Master Mason, there is a long tradition—almost as old as Freemasonry—of “high degrees” that expand upon and elaborate the teachings and lessons of the first three degrees. The Scottish Rite degrees teach a series of moral lessons culminating in the 32°, Master of the Royal Secret. The Scottish Rite continues a Master Mason’s education in many ways:

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