What is the Scottish Rites
The Scottish Rite seeks to strengthen the community and believes that each man should act in civil life according to his individual judgment & the dictate of his conscience. A member of the Scottish Rite seeks to:
* Exalt the dignity of every person, the human side of his daily activities,
and the maximum service to humanity; and
* Aid mankind’s search in God’s universe for identity, for development
and for destiny, and thereby produce better men in a better world,
happier men in a happier world and wiser men in a wiser world.
The Scottish Rite is an appendent body of Freemasonry that a Master Mason may join for further exposure to the principles of Masonry. In the United States, the Scottish Rite is officially recognized by Grand Lodges as an extension of the degrees of Freemasonry. The Scottish Rite builds upon the ethical teachings and philosophy offered in the craft lodge, or blue lodge, through dramatic presentation of the individual degrees.
We will strive to be a Fraternity that fulfills our Masonic obligation to care for our members . (Click Here for a Video of Our Vision)
To this end, the Valley of Madison will endeavor to communicate additional “light” - certain morals, ethics, beliefs, lessons and teachings - to Masons seeking to join our Fraternity as well as those who have joined through live presentations of our degrees.
** Provide INSPRIRATION for our members through meaningful
programs and degrees;
** Provide CONVENIENT opportunities for our members to enhance their
** Provide ENJOYABLE programs and fellowship activities for our
To this end, the Valley of Madison will be a dynamic and relevant fraternal organization that (1) inspires its members to higher standards of moral and ethical conduct thorough its live presentation of degrees; (2) provides convenient & enjoyable opportunities for Master Masons to use their talents and skills to enhance and enrich the lives of its members, their families and their communities; and (3) demonstrates to the world our reverence for God, our love of country, and our belief in the Brotherhood of Man.