The Scottish Rite seeks to strengthen the community and believes that each man should act in civil life according to his individual judgment and the dictates of his conscience. Through our 29 degrees, six Core Values, charities, and a wide array of educational programming, the Scottish Rite, NMJ helps Master Masons journey to more light.
Notes For Members:
Stated Meetings on the third Wednesday monthly at 7:00pm CST at the new Scottish Rite – Valley of Milwaukee center.
Please visit our Calendar of Events page for news, announcements, and event information including virtual meeting links.
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No. There is no Masonic distinction of higher prestige than that of a “Master Mason” from a Symbolic “Blue” Lodge of Freemasonry, and the noblest and most significant emblem is the Apron of the Master Mason.
Yes. The requirements for Scottish Rite are membership in good standing in a Symbolic “Blue” Lodge, a belief in a Supreme Being, and the usual Masonic conditions of residence and sponsors.
No. You witness dramatic live ceremonies and listen to the illustrative lectures in the form of Scottish Rite Degrees. In order for you to more fully understand and appreciate what you have seen and heard you are expected to attend future presentations of the Degrees.
The Scottish Rite does not intrude on the religious beliefs of its members, but it does require that its adherents profess a belief in a Supreme Being, and urges its members to be active in their respective houses of worship. It does not attempt to teach any creed nor pretend to be a religion nor a substitute for religion. Scottish Rite practices universality.
Scottish Rite was brought to our area in 1863 and the Valley of Milwaukee was established. We invite you to learn more about our Valley and organizational structure on our Who We Are page. As with all Masonic initiatives, living a principled life and giving is at the heart of our organization. Learn more about our Values & Degrees as well as our philanthropic initiatives on our Charity page.