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UPDATES PERTAINING TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Brethren:

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact our daily lives, the efforts of Supreme Council to protect the health and safety of our members continues.  This has resulted in the cancellation of all Scottish Rite meetings and functions until further notice.

To say that this is unprecedented would be an obvious understatement, but it is both prudent and necessary given the circumstances.  Many of our members fall into the ‘at risk’ category and we will not resume normal activities until it is safe to do so.

We will, however, continue to attempt to maintain some form of contact with our members, and I would urge you to reach out in friendship to those you know.  While we may not be able to meet in person, we can still strive to make that daily advancement using the various tools available to us.

Until we meet again, 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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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.

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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.