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IMPORTANT NOTICE PERTAINING TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS

Brethren:

The serious situation with the Covid-19 virus has resulted in extreme measures around the world. In an effort to protect the health and safety of our members, and to do our part in stopping the spread of the virus, all scheduled meetings and events in the Valley of Barrie are hereby cancelled indefinitely. This includes:

  • Spring Business Meetings and Reunions for all three Bodies
  • Scottish Rite Info Night (Masons Day) – (originally scheduled for May 26th, 2020)
  • Valley of Barrie’s Annual Golf Tournament – (originally scheduled for July 22nd, 2020)
  • Valley of Peterborough’s Annual Golf Tournament – (originally scheduled for Aug. 7th, 2020)
  • Valley’s Annual Pig Roast – (originally scheduled for  Aug. 22nd, 2020)

This is a most unfortunate situation, but it is both prudent and necessary given the circumstances. I realize and appreciate that this disruption may cause difficulties; however, out of an abundance of caution this appears to be the most appropriate step to take for the safety and well-being of our members. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates as appropriate.

Please be safe, my brethren.

Regards,
Ill. Bro. R.D. Brethour 33°, Active Member

LINKS to Important Messages from our Sovereign Grand Commander, Ill. Bro. ROBERT S. WHITMORE, 33°

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Lodge of Perfection

The Barrie Lodge 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.

Rose Croix

After completion of the 14th degree, the Masonic educational journey continues with the degrees of the Rose Croix, which include the 15th to the 18th degree.

Consistory

This Body is responsible for conferring the 19th to the 32nd degrees inclusive. These degrees are often elaborate and highly dramatic, covering a variety of approaches to Masonic knowledge.

Scottish Rite is a world-wide Masonic Fraternity with a membership of approx. 17,000 in Canada. Its goals are to build upon the moral and philosophic teachings found in the degree work studied in the Craft Lodge, the foundation of all Masonic work.

Scottish Rite is a system of Masonic Degrees that elaborates and supplements the content of the three Craft Degrees. It greatly strengthens and extends their teachings by ritual, dramas, and allegory. It is communicated by skilled degree teams.

Scottish Rite evolved in France and dates from about 1740. In 1786 “Grand Constitutions” were enacted, bringing the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite into more formal existence, increasing the number of degrees to thirty-three, with those holding the 33° as the governing body.