The Scottish Rite is one of the two branches of Freemasonry in which a Master Mason may proceed after he has completed the three degrees of Symbolic or Blue Lodge Masonry. The other branch is known as the York Rite, consisting of Royal Arch Masons, Royal and Select Masters and the Knights Templar.
While there is no Masonic degree more important than that of Master Mason, there is a long tradition - almost as old as Freemasonry - of "high degrees" that expand upon and elaborate the teachings and lessons of the first three degrees. The Scottish Rite degrees teach a series of moral lessons culminating in the 32nd degree, Master of the Royal Secret.
The Oregon Valley serves the Rogue River and Illinois Valley as well as the Southern Coast of Oregon. Join us on the second Monday of each month for our Stated Meeting. All Sojourners and inactive members are encouraged to contact us.
The Scottish Rite Creed
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.