Human progress is our cause, liberty of thought our supreme wish, freedom of conscience our mission, and the guarantee of equal rights to all people everywhere our ultimate goal.
It is the mission of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, SJ, to improve its members and enhance the communities in which they live by teaching and emulating the principles of Brotherly Love, Tolerance, Charity, and Truth, while actively embracing high social, moral, and spiritual values, including fellowship, compassion, and dedication to God, family, and country
The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry is commonly known as the Scottish Rite. It is one of several groups comprising the worldwide fraternity known as Freemasonry. The Scottish Rite is the largest and most widely practiced Masonic Rite in the world and employs a Lodge system.
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.
The Scottish Rite founded and sponsors a program known as “Rite Care”, that addresses the plight of children with language and learning disorders. Over 170 Childhood Learning Disorder Clinics or Centers have been established in the states that comprise the Southern Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite. Children are tested to determine their specific needs, and appropriate programs are designed for them. These professional services are provided to children and their parents without charge. There are two Centers in Utah located in Ogden and Salt Lake City.
If you would like to improve yourself in Masonry and give of your talents to this great fraternity, the Scottish Rite would welcome you.
Frank C. Baker, 33°