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VIRTUAL (ZOOM) MEETING INITIATIVE - (updated June 2022)

In our ongoing attempt to remain in some form of contact with one another during the pandemic, the Valley of Barrie hosted monthly Zoom Meetings. These virtual meetings were held on the second Wednesday of each month. We have plans to continue hosting bi-monthly meetings, commencing in August 2022, for the remainder of the year.

The meetings are open to all members of our Valley and we encourage you to embrace the opportunity to meet using this technology.  If you belong to the Scottish Rite, but not a member of the Valley of Barrie, and would like to be invited to our Zoom meetings, please submit an Application Form.

The committee chaired by Cam Goodman selects a variety of topics and speakers for the benefit of our members. We find it as a great opportunity to stay in touch – and actually see each other, even though not in person! – and to discuss a variety of topics and witness some very interesting presentations. Thanks to our Grand Secretary, Jim Anderson, the Valley has our own Zoom account, so all that you will have to do to access the meeting is click on the link which will be sent to each member via email prior to the meeting.

If you haven’t used Zoom before, it’s really quite simple and it is a tool worth using to our advantage and benefit. If you need help getting started, please check out the Unofficial User Guide that we have created for you.

We think you will find these meetings both educational and entertaining, so please keep the second Wednesday of each month open. We look forward to ‘seeing’ you!

Not Just A Man. A Mason

How does a good man become even better? Watch this 30 second video to find out. Scottish Rite is based on, and is committed to, Craft Masonry.

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.