The ineffable degrees the official ritual of the lodge of perfection compiled by the united supreme council of the sovereign grand inspectorgenerals of the thirty third and last degree of the. Knight of the east this degree teaches that it is not possible to keep people in slavery once they know the value of liberty and can decide for themselves how to. The sr ritual was donated by albert pike in the beginning and the nmj has since donated an updated version of their ritual but we still. Opening the officebearers with the exception of the g. These subordinate bodies are designed to allow scottish rite freemasons to focus on specific lessons that the scottish rite condensed into four subgroups. Mcclenachan, 33 revised and enlarged edition, macoy publishing and masonic. The book of the ancient and accepted scottish rite of. In the name of the supreme council for scotland of the 33rd and last degree of the ancient and accepted scottish rite, and to the end that they may ever be acknowledged as such throughout the world, i now proclaim illustrious brothers. New listing morals and dogma 1923 albert pike ancient and accepted scottish rite. Members stood around its border during initiations, and while the symbols were explained. The official monitor of the grand lodge of ancient free and accepted masons, state of texas 1922. Book of the scottish rite is a rustcolor octavo volume of 398 pages, the syllabus a small blue octavo volume of 40 pages.
Their purpose is to examine different philosophies, ancient religions, and systems of ethics. Mainstream scottish rite recognizes prince hall scottish rite. Ineffable comes from the latin ineffibilis which means something that should not be. Scottish rite is the second largest rite, and like york rite, it confers the three degrees of symbolic masonry in blue lodge. Thirtysecond degree of the ancient and accepted scottish rite scotland, 1987. Morals and dogma of the ancient and accepted scottish rite of freemasonry. Cornerstone book publishers has an outstanding collection of scottish rite books on scottish rite history, scottish rite philosophy, rare scottish rite ritual, scottish rite procedures and more. The ancient and accepted scottish rite of freemasonry commonly known as simply the. Ancient and accepted scottish rite masons of washington. The ancient and accepted scottish rite of freemasonry the northern masonic jurisdiction in the united states often omits the and, while the english constitution in the united kingdom omits the scottish, commonly known as simply the scottish rite or, in england and australia, as the rose croix although this is only one of its degrees, is one of several rites of freemasonry. Feb 10, 2010 scottish rite, pha style tuesday night was a memorable one for northern new jersey chapter of rose croix on the occasion of the visit of ill. A couple of months ago i went through the current ritual degrees of the northern jurisdiction. Scottish rite lodge of perfection masonic dictionary. To establish a local area coordinating agency for the scottish rite valley, for the purpose of working with the york rite, shrine and affiliated organizations in the general promotion of freemasonry.
The ancient and accepted scottish rite of freemasonry aasr is one of several different rites belonging to the worldwide fraternity known as freemasonry. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with optical recognition software. The formation of prince hall masonry is explored in considerable detail. Other keywords, such as masonic lodge blue books, cipher books, and other masonic pocket manuals from which to study ritual and ceremonies also turn up. The last and final degree of the ancient and accepted scottish rite freemasonry is called sovereign grand inspector general. Ritual book 33rd degree scottish rite freemasonry youtube. There are several subordinate bodies that a consistory governs. The first portion of the scottish rite system of degrees is called the lodge of perfection. Jun 01, 2009 the book of the ancient and accepted scottish rite of freemasonry charles t. Battles over legitimacy have plagued this branch of freemasonry from its earliest days. The opponents of the ancient accepted scottish rite. Prince hall masonic family structure york rite masonry scottish rite masonry knight york cross of honor grand inspector general honorary 33. My quiz has the scottish rite ritual monitor and guide, pages 71103, 879889, 904.
Discussion in the scottish rite started by westtexasmason. Achieving the 33rd degree is an honor that can be bestowed upon a scottish rite mason. The degrees of the scottish rite massachusetts institute of. The ancient and accepted scottish rite of freemasonry. A rite is a series of progressive degrees that are conferred by various masonic organisations or bodies that all. Customer services be welcome to contact us, by email, by phone or by skype. Through all of these, people have tried to answer certain universal questions.
Containing instructions in all the degrees, from the third to the thirtythird, and last degree of the rite by charles t. Masonic ritual we read that the candidate was first placed upon his knees and. Not some quotes from an antimason book, but significant parts of the actual ritual book. Books on scottish rite masonry freemason information. In 1922, frederick of prussia and the european setting of the 20 ritual were superseded by george washington and the american revolution. Theres evidence that by the early 1730s in england there were scotch masons or scots master masons, a step after the master mason degree and apparently unrelated to scotland. Not knowing pha scottish rite degree work i cant say if the degrees are the same. These books were voted the best masonic books by our readers and by experts in fields of freemasonry. James, edd, phd, 32 the study of masonic philosophy through our ritual is a comprehensive quest for a better understanding of god, the nature of our world, human existence, and the relationship between those things.
Where do the prince hall affiliation rituals come from. A german bookseller and freemason, living in paris, working under the assumed name of c. Book of the scottish rite 4 32 prince hall affiliation, plus the syllabus a. A8738, a8738 description united supreme council of the ancient and accepted scottish rite of freemasonry prince hall affiliation. The master craftsman courses were a good start since the first one covers the blue lodge, i buy it for all the guys i mentor mentoring, by the way, is what every guy i have talked to says was the most important factor that led to his regular participation in lodge the mc1 blue lodge course gives mentors a tool to use after their mentees are done with their proficiencies. Several noteworthy examples of radical revision of scottish rite degree rituals occurred during the first half of the 20th century.
The scottish rite ritual monitor and guide 94 gram of the lodge was then drawn on the ground using chalk or charcoal. Most masons are told it does not exist, the book of the ancient and accepted scottish rite of freemasonry. The book of the ancient and accepted scottish rite of freemasonry author. The degree rituals of the northern masonic jurisdiction. Mcclenachan, 33 revised and enlarged edition, macoy publishing and masonic supply company, 4549 john st. Ritual for the 33 of freemasonry, scottish rite sovereign. Albert pikes the book of the words scottish rite of. Scottish rite foundation, the order of demolay, the order of rainbow for girls, or any worthy masonic endeavor. Mainstream scottish rite recognizes prince hall scottish.
Made of black faille material, hard sides, black braid, finished with doubleheaded eagle. I am applying for a scholarship with this group, and my teachers were asking me if i was a mason of the group, and i had no idea about it, so i was wondering if someone could enlighten me as to whether its a cult, and what you define a cult to be. The scottish rite, however, considers itself as an extension of the third degree of freemasonry. A 33rd degree mason is a master mason who has exhibited knowledge, passion and sacrifice to his craft. The supreme council for england and wales, like several other european supreme councils, confers only a handful of the 33 degrees of the ancient and accepted rite. The book of the ancient and accepted scottish rite of freemasonry. The scottish rite ritual monitor and guide scottish rite store. Studying masonic philosophy through memorizing degree ritual richard e. Sissel, 33 advisory conference of the sovereign grand inspector general of iowa personal representative to the des moines valley bryce b. They open a new development of masonic teaching and are a distinct departure and advance from the symbolism and teaching of the symbolic lodge and of the preceding scottish rite degrees. The origins of the scottish rite like so much early masonic history, the origins of the scottish rite are hidden in mist. C united supreme council southern jurisdiction, prince hall affiliation, 1977, 1983. The united supreme council foundation is dedicated to transforming the lives of children, families, veterans and our aging population through improving their education, health and family economic stability. History of the rite scottish rite of freemasonry, s.
Duncans masonic ritual and monitor, or, guide to the three symbolic degrees of the ancient york rite. The seventeenth and eighteenth degrees, known as the philosophical and doctrinal degrees of the scottish rite, are conferred in a chapter of rose croix. However, in the united states, the symbolic degrees are not conferred by the northern or southern masonic jurisdictions. The degrees of the scottish rite are oneact plays often staged with costume, scenery, special effects, and the full rigging of any production. Scottish rite masonic order publication date 1905 topics scottish rite masonic order, freemasonry, freemasonry publisher. This question has often been asked of me by masons who are aware of my interests in tracing ritual origins and development. There have been so many books written on freemasonry that it is sometimes. Read it now enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Mason, scottish rite, valley of bellingham, masonic, temple, bellingham, wa, state street, 32, degree, 33, freemasons, scottish rite masons, right. Book of the scottish rite 4 32 prince hall affiliation.
The scottish rite by no means states that it is greater than the symbolic lodge simply because its degree structure has higher numbers. Mcclenachan, 33, grand master of ceremonies of the supreme council for the northern masonic jurisdiction of the ancient and accepted scottish rite. Our selection of books is designed to assist the new or experienced student of the scottish rite in a better understanding of the history and teachings. High degrees before 1801 speculative masonry and the birth of the high degrees. The maps and charts are especially helpful in understanding the development of prince hall masonry and the arrangements of the ritual, as well as the. Eb075 amaranth ritual, macoy out of print temporarily. The pha book of the scottish rite is such a close copy of the secret directory that it includes most of its typographical errors. New listing morals and dogma 1923 albert pike ancient and accepted scottish rite freemasonry. The scottish rite store is here to provide members of the scottish rite fraternal organization a place to purchase scottish rite apparel, books, courses and other items. Studying masonic philosophy through memorizing degree ritual.1491 1564 1143 1392 224 1165 452 1336 705 488 1246 200 1064 1004 798 515 1433 584 273 376 307 306 112 291 274 1143 751 186 150 593 742 1192 1242 145 1464 584 197 870 1127 166 484 575