A Masonic organization that continues a Master Mason’s education of the first three degrees. Other examples of Masonic affiliated organizations are: The Shrine (Shriners); York Rite; Grotto; Eastern Star, DeMolay International, and International Order of Rainbow for Girls. The Scottish Rite consists of the 4th through the 32nd Degrees and an honorary 33°, which is awarded for exceptional service.
The Scottish Rite Creed is
Human progress is our cause, liberty of thought our supreme wish, freedom of conscience our mission, and the guarantee of equal rights to all people everywhere our ultimate goal.
The Mission of Scottish Rite is
It is the mission of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, SJ, to improve its members and enhance the communities in which they live by teaching and emulating the principles of Brotherly Love, Tolerance, Charity, and Truth while actively embracing high social, moral, and spiritual values including fellowship, compassion, and dedication to God, family and country.
Organization of Scottish Rite
Scottish Rite is governed by The Supreme Council, 33°, A. & A.S.R. of Freemasonry, S.J., U.S.A. which is divided into Orients which are then divided into Valleys. The Orient of Texas consists of nine Valleys. Each Valley is composed of four Bodies: the Lodge of Perfection, Chapter of Rose Croix, Council of Kadosh and the Consistory.