Scottish Rite

Formed on May 31, 1801 in Charleston, South Carolina, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry is, an Appendant Body to the Blue Lodge. Currently headquartered in the House of the Temple in Washington D.C., the Southern Jurisdiction, of which Utah is a part, is the Mother Supreme Council of the World of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. The Scottish Rite confers the 4th through 33rd Degrees of the Scottish Rite, which are an extension, and continutation of the teachings and philosophies of the Blue Lodge Degrees (Entered Apprentic, Fellow Craft, Master Mason).

The “Orient” of Utah was formed in 1903, and is composed of the four Scottish Rite Bodies, the Jordan Lodge of Perfection, Jame Lowe Chapter of Rose-Croix, Salt Lake Council of Kadosh, and the Utah Consitory. Status as a Master Mason is a pre-requiste for acceptance to the Scottish Rite.

The Scottish Rite is most widely known for the Speech and Learning Disorders clinics it sponsors. The Orient of Utah sponsors two Scottish Rite Children’s Learning Centers in Utah.

The Square & Compasses is the defacto symbol of Freemasonry around the world.


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