Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite

Memphis TN Valley

825 Union Ave. Memphis, TN 38103

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Scottish Rite?

The Scottish Rite is a Masonic Organization that continues a Master Mason’s education of the first degrees. Other Examples of Masonic affiliated organizations are: The Shrine (Shriners), York Rite, Grotto, Eastern Star, DeMolay International, Job’s Daughters, International Order of Rainbow for Girls and the Tall Cedars of Lebanon.

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Is Freemasonry a Religion?

No. While it is a requirement that each member believe in a Supreme Being, it is not important how one expresses that very personal belief. Further, there is no dogmatic system in Freemasonry. Though a Holy Book is found on the altar of Masonic Lodges, it does not have to be Christian, like the Bible, rather it can be any Holy Book that is important to the members of that lodge. Still in America, the Christian bible is most commonly found.

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How can I join? Do I have to be invited?

Freemasonry is a fraternity (for men) whose membership must be sought by the candidate. So, in other words, to be a Mason, ask a Mason How to become a member.

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Do I have to be Scottish to Join the Scottish Rite?

Absolutely not, the Scottish Rite and other forms of Freemasonry operate very much in an open with many events open to the public. There are “modes of recognition” (passwords and handshakes) that represent a Mason’s ability to keep a promise.