The Scottish Rite Bodies of the Valley of Philadelphia meet in Gothic Hall of the Masonic Temple, One North Broad Street, Philadelphia PA. The Valley of Philadelphia consists of the four Bodies of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction: Philadelphia Lodge of Perfection, 14° (4° -14°), DeJoinville Council Princes of Jerusalem, 16° (15° & 16°), Kilwinning Chapter of Rose Croix, 18° (17° & 18°), and Benjamin Franklin Consistory, 32° (19° - 32°)
Our Valley Office is located on the third floor of the Masonic Temple. Our office is open from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday (except during the Summer months when it is closed on Friday).
We will strive to be a fraternity that fulfills our Masonic Obligation to care for our members
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 for God, Justice, Toleration, Devotion to Country, Service to Humanity and Integrity.
As Scottish Rite Masons, we will strive to be a fraternity that fulfills our Masonic obligation to care for our members.
New Membership is our first priority in the Valley of Philadelphia. 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.
To complete an online petition click here
Our Valley's Scottish Rite Ambassadors are our representatives in local region Symbolic (Blue) Lodges. They are there to assist any Brother who may be interested in membership in Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite. To meet your Lodge Ambassador, or to see if your Lodge has one, click on the download link.
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