Scottish Rite Bodies

The Consistory Degrees are very different from each other in form and content. The 31° reveals the dynamic relationship that has existed for centuries between human law as a means of achieving justice and divine justice as an ideal. The 32° reviews the degrees of the Lodge of Perfection, the Chapter of Rose Croix and the Council of Kadosh. In it, we learn the very ancient roots of Masonic Truth –
in the East!

“Where Freemasonry flourishes, there will be found the highest type of citizenship and the best standard of living.” – Albert Pike

2021 OFFICERS

Master of Kadosh
Charles R. Jordan, 32° KCCH

Prior
Petar Sibinkic, 32°

Preceptor
Chase Harrison, 32°

Chancellor
Jeffrey T. Sklet, 32°

Minister of State
James W. Benjamin, 32°

Treasurer
Michael R. Pender Jr., 33°
(Appointed by the Deputy)

General Secretary
John E. Drewett, 33°
(Appointed by the Deputy)

Marshal of Ceremonies
Scott H. Lewis, 32°

Expert
John N. Dragneff, 32°

Assistant Expert
James F. Charrette, 32°

Captain of the Guard
John K. Bush, 32°

Prelate
A. Gary Cavanaugh, 33°
(Appointed by the Personal Representative)

Tiler
Andres L. Morin, 32°
KCCH

Associate Tiler
Stephen C. Murphy, 32°

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The word “Kadosh” is a Hebrew word meaning Holy. Although Pike identifies the degrees of the Council of Kadosh as chivalric and philosophical, they are all intensely mystical with respect to the lessons conveyed and symbols employed.

“Faith in moral principles, in virtue and in God is as necessary for the guidance of a man as instinct is for the guidance of an animal.”
– Albert Pike

2021 OFFICERS

Commander
Richard A. Vogt, 32° KCCH

First Lieutenant Commander
Paul D. Barber 32° KCCH

Second Lieutenant Commander
John A. Baldwin 32°

Chancellor
John W. Westerman, III, 32° KCCH

Orator
William C. Klinke, 32°

Master of Ceremonies
Joseph A. Severino, 32°

Turcoplier
Gary W. Gordon, 32°

Draper
Richard N. Leger, 32°

First Deacon
Richard N. Leger, 32°

Second Deacon
Jack W. Hampton, Jr., 32°

Bearer of Beauseant
Roy A. Chattelle, 32°

Bearer of the White Standard
Richard Whitmyer, 32° KCCH

Bearer of the Black Standard
Richard D. Burton, Jr., 32°

Lieutenant of the Guard
Glenn H. Guterman, 32°

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The Chapter of Rose Croix attempts to provide the candidate with a deeper understanding of religion, philosophy, ethics, and history through a variety of complex “historical degrees”. The intellectual challenges presented in these degrees are numerous, and at times overwhelming and can take years to master. A thorough reading of the chapters related to them in
Morals and Dogma
and in
Legenda and Readings
is essential to achieve even a basic comprehension of their true meaning.

2021 OFFICERS

Wise Master
Kenneth A. Carolan, 32° KCCH

Senior Warden
Paul A. Ippolito, 32°

Junior Warden
Robert J. Davis, Jr., 32°

Orator
Donald W. Cowart, 32°
KCCH

Prelate
John Troia, 32°

Master of Ceremonies
Gregory L. Wynn, 32°
KCCH

Expert
Michael E. Manning, 32°

Assistant Expert
Gary R. Roane, 32°

Standard Bearer
Richard C. Brooks, 32°

Guardian of the Temple
Rusty B. Valle, 32°

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The degrees of the Lodge of Perfection are better known as the “Ineffable Degrees” of Scottish Rite Masonry because their principal purpose is the investigation and contemplation of the ineffable (unspeakable) name of Deity. We provide a brief statement of the moral teachings found within each degree.

2021 OFFICERS

Venerable Master
Douglas W. Dobbs, 32°

Senior Warden
Joseph A. Monday, 32°

Junior Warden
Rick Wendling, 32°

Orator
Glen B. Bishop, 32°

Master of Ceremonies
Tommy F. Tyner, 32°

Expert
Charles R. Bailey, 32°

Assistant Expert
Christopher G. Burns, 32°

Captain of the Host
James R. McKiney, 32°