The Barrie Lodge of Perfection
- conferring the 4th to 14th degrees
raised in the Craft Lodge are answered in the Scottish Rite degrees.
All Master Masons in good standing with their Lodge are welcome. The
continued growth of the Scottish Rite is most important to ensure its
rich history is carried on with tradition and honour.
The degrees continue the story of the building of King Solomon’s
Temple, and amplify and conclude the legend of the Master Mason
degree. They are designed to impress more forcefully the teachings of
the first three degrees of Craft Masonry. Unlike
the Craft Lodge, candidates are not required to do memory work in any of the
Scottish Rite degrees. These special and unique degrees are held either in
the Spring or Fall.
Lodges of Perfection confer the 4th
to the 14th degrees inclusive. They
amplify the legend of the Master Mason Degree and the story of the
building of King Solomon's Temple. These degrees are designed to build
on the teachings of the first three degrees given in the Craft Lodge. The
4th, 5th, 7th, 13th, and 14th degrees are obligatory: the others, if
not given in full, are "communicated" by obligation and explained.
4° Secret Master
Provost and Judge
Intendant of the Building
Elect of the Nine
Elect of the Fifteen
Elect of the Twelve
Grand Master Architect
Royal Arch of Solomon
Grand Elect Perfect and Sublime Mason
The Symbol of the LODGE OF PERFECTION
The Delta enclosing the Hebrew Letter "Yod" as it
appears on the fourteen degree ring. Upon completion of the 14th
degree, the new Scottish Rite member is entitled to wear the
distinguished Scottish Rite ring that has retained its design over 200
years. An inscription inside the ring reads: "Virtue has joined, death
shall not separate".
The Mason who has advanced to the 14th degree has
received spiritual and moral instruction, based on the events leading
up to and associated with the building and completion of the Temple of
King Solomon and the Architects who designed and furnished it.
Supreme Council Shield
(Note: only for their use)
The government of the Scottish Rite In Canada resides in the Supreme
Council 33° which selects and elects its own membership. It is
composed of Sovereign Grand Inspectors-General 33°, Active members,
(not exceeding 33 in number) and Past Active members (without vote).
Associated with them are Honourary Inspectors General 33°,
distinguished brethren selected for their service to the Scottish
Rite, to Freemasonry, to their country, or to humanity.
Subordinate bodies are, separate and independently, responsible to
Supreme Council for certain degrees. These subordinate bodies
comprises:- (see above)
GRAND ORIENT, HAMILTON, PROVINCE OF ONTARIO