Continuing the Scottish Rite Degrees, class members will experience the 15th and 16th Degrees this evening. Dinner is at 5PM, and the degrees start at 6PM tonight. At the Scottish Rite Temple, Franklin and Dupont Avenues South. See you there!
15th Degree: Knight of the East - Duty: Rebuild the Masonic temple of liberty, equality and fraternity in the souls of men and of nations. Lessons: Fidelity to trust, honor and duty. Perseverance and constancy under difficulties and discouragements.
16th Degree: Prince of Jerusalem - Duties: To direct and aid those who labor to build the Symbolic Temple. Judge equitably and fairly. Provide aid of whatever kind to fellow Princes of Jerusalem. Keep faith in the justice and beneficence of God. Press forward with hope for the persecuted and oppressed. Lessons: Build Temples of the Living God in our Hearts by following Masonic Truth — justice, equity, morality, wisdom, labor, fidelity, brotherhood — to achieve immortality.
Read about the Scottish Rite here. It's often called "the college of Masonry" for its deeper dive into the Masonic principles first introduced in the first three degrees of Freemasonry. Scottish Rite degrees allow time for group discussion on how our ideals have impacted many good and great men in history, weaving our impact into the Enlightenment and Western Civilization itself. Contact the Rite secretary, Ken Hill, at (612) 871-1500 for more information, visit their website. or simply look here for a petition to join. Come join the conversation!