The Bodies of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. sitting in the Valley of Orlando, Orient of Florida acknowledge and yield allegiance to the SUPREME COUNCIL 33° (Mother Council of the World) of Inspectors General. Knights of Solomon of the Thirty-third and last degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the jurisdiction of the United States of America, whose See is at the Grand Orient of Charleston, in the State of South Carolina, now sitting at Washington. D.C. of which:
A MESSAGE FROM THE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE
ILL. CHESTER A. KING, 33°
The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry provides education and instruction in the moral virtues and truths that should govern our lives. The degrees of the Scottish Rite build on the principles and truths learned in Blue Lodge Masonry. Wisdom containing the profoundest principals and the loftiest ideals that have come down through the ages is expressed in words, symbols, and impressive drama. This enables the Master Mason to increase his knowledge and understanding of the basic tenets of our gentle craft, which should in turn increase his enjoyment and interest in participating in the many opportunities Scottish Rite Masons have for improving themselves and serving mankind.
In the Rite, we seek to develop society and ourselves. We teach the importance of becoming more patient, generous, tolerant, compassionate, and thoughtful. Yet, we also help society develop by supporting education, funding museums, benefiting the arts, assisting with medical research, aiding the needy, and giving both time and money to many projects which help society grow and develop. It is the fundamental teaching of the Scottish Rite that we build our nation while benefiting all its citizens.
We are a part of the Masonic family and in Scottish Rite we challenge men to be better spiritually, morally and intellectually through a series of degrees from the Fourth to the Thirty Second Degree. If you would like to know more about the Scottish Rite, feel free to contact our office in the Orlando Scottish Rite Masonic Center. If you would like to improve yourself in Masonry and give of your talents to this great fraternity, the Scottish Rite would welcome you.
For more information, please feel free to contact me.
Ill. Chester A. King, 33°
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