The Bodies of the Scottish Rite sitting in the Valley of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania, acknowledge and yield allegiance to the Supreme Council, Thirty-third Degree, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States of America, whose Grand East is in Lexington, Massachusetts of which the Illustrious David A. Glattly, 33° is the Sovereign Grand Commander
We are a Masonic organization that is a living growing body of 32° and 33° Masons committed to attracting men of good character by providing effective leadership, active membership and family involvement, through an exemplary organization, prudent financial planning and charitable opportunities.
Provide inspiration for our members through meaningful programs and degrees.
Provide convenient opportunities for our members to enhance their lives.
Provide enjoyable programs and fellowship activities for our members.
As Scottish Rite Masons we recognize our core values to be; Reverence of God, Justice, Toleration, Devotion to Country, Service to Humanity and Integrity
New Membership is our first priority in the Valley of Philadelphia. We believe it when we say that our Valley is 'Pennsylvania Freemasonry's Best Kept Secret,' and we believe that 'secret' should be shared! We welcome all Philadelphia region Master Masons to petition our Valley for Degrees and Membership.
The requisite qualifications for the Scottish Rite Degrees are; that the petitioner shall be an affiliated Master Mason in good standing. His symbolic Lodge membership does not have to be in Pennsylvania, although it must be in a Jurisdiction in Fraternal Amity with the Right Worshipful Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, Free and Accepted Masons.
Scottish Rite Degrees provide a better understanding of the meaning of Freemasonry and its basic principles through the use of drama. The Degrees emphasize time-tested moral lessons and virtues, which make man worthwhile and the world a better place to live. The teachings of the Scottish Rite are based upon truths which have been studied through the ages by Masonic characters and leaders. The Rite is willing to share its knowledge with those Brethren who become members of the Valley.
Scottish Rite Membership will enlarge your circle of Masonic friendships.
Ready to become one of us? Click on the 'download' link to get a Petition for Degrees and Membership in the Valley of Philadelphia.