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Biennial Session & Centennial Jubilee Schedule Changes

July 29, 2015
July 29, 2015

Please note the time for the 33° Conferral on Tuesday, August 25, has moved up to 10:00 a.m. It will be held at the same location—the Valley of Washington, DC, Scottish Rite Temple.

For the most current schedule, please visit http://scottishrite.org/development/giving/centennial-jubilee-biennial-session/.


House of the Temple Welcomes 2015 Washington Scholars

July 21, 2015
July 21, 2015

Photo: The (Summer) 2015 Washington Scholars with Mark Polansky (far right) of the Admiral James J. Carey Foundation and Alyssa Weiner, Planned Giving Coordinator for the Supreme Council, 33°, SJ, USA (front row, second from left)

The House of the Temple, headquarters of the Scottish Rite, SJ, hosted the Summer 2015 class of the Washington Scholars Fellowship Program on Saturday, July 11. Bro. Robert B. Heffelfinger, 32°, KCCH-elect, gave the scholars a tour through the museum’s galleries and libraries while [...]


Announcing the 2015 Honourmen of the Supreme Council, 33°, SJ, USA

July 6, 2015
July 6, 2015

The following Scottish Rite, SJ, members have been elected to receive the 33°, Inspector General Honorary, or the 32°, Knight Commander of the Court of Honor for the 2015 biennium.

Congratulations, brethren!

33°, Inspectors General Honorary (2015) 32°, Knights Commander of the Court of Honor (2015)

“A Guidebook to the House of the Temple” Now Available

July 5, 2015
July 5, 2015

“We are building a Temple, a permanent home, in the Great Capital of the Greatest nation of the Earth.”

—Ill. James D. Richardson, 33° 11th Sovereign Grand Commander, SJ, USA (Oct. 22, 1901–Jul. 24, 1914)

Thus began the story of the current House of the Temple, headquarters of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, SJ, USA.

In celebration of 100 years since the Temple’s dedication and opening at 16th & S Streets, NW, we are pleased to offer A Guidebook to the House [...]


Call for Auction Items for Friends Banquet!

May 20, 2015
May 20, 2015

As part of its Centennial Jubilee, the House of the Temple will host a special, ticketed Scottish Rite Friends Banquet, Saturday, August 22, from 6–9:30 pm. In addition to live music, a cocktail hour, and catered dinner, the evening will feature both a silent and live auction, the proceeds from which will go to support the Rebuilding the Temple Campaign (RTC)* to renovate, restore, and endow the historic House of the Temple in Washington, D.C.

Photo: Part of a [...]