Discover the Scottish Rite
What Is The Scottish Rite?
The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, is an appendant body of Freemasonry that continues a Master Mason's education by conferring degrees 4 through 32 on its candidates. These degrees build on and reinforce the ethical and philosophical teachings found in the Blue Lodge Degrees.
Additionally, the Rite also bestows the Knight Commander Court of Honor (KCCH) and 33rd degree as honorary distinctions awarded for special service to the Rite, Masonry, or humanity as a whole.
Become a Member
Any Master Mason in good standing may petition to receive the degrees of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, from the Livingston Valley. If you meet this qualification and are interested in petitioning the Valley, simply click here to download your membership petition. Your petition must be signed by two current members of the Valley for consideration.
Completed petitions may be returned in person by first-line signers, or sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org, ATTN: Terry Peterson.
The Scottish Rite Degrees
The Degrees of the Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, are conferred by four distinct "bodies:"
Degrees 4° - 32° are conferred by the Livingston Valley over the course of two Saturdays, typically in April. Any Master Mason in good standing may petition to receive these degrees from the Livingston Valley.
Scottish Rite Philanthropies
In addition to continuing a Master Master's Masonic education, the Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, supports a number of philanthropic endeavors benefiting both Masons and the broader community. Notable among Scottish Rite philanthropies is the RiteCare Childhood Language Program, which helps countless children with speech and language impairments.
For more information, visit: https://scottishrite.org/philanthropy/ritecare/ritecare-srclp/