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Statement of Principles

May 2, 2022
Statement of Principles

Issued by: Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction; Shriners International

Joint Memorandum – NMJ & SJ

April 7, 2022
Joint Memorandum – NMJ & SJ

As Sovereign Grand Commanders, we stand united in strongly encouraging our members, wheresoever dispersed, to once again partake of opportunities to meet with their Brethren.

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Why Is the North Dark?

This question is usually one of the first questions a new member will ask when he begins his journey into the more obscure mysteries of the Craft.

Visiting the World’s First Washington Monument

This monument is of enormous historical interest in reviewing how Br. George Washington’s countrymen first sought to commemorate him in the operative Masonry of architecture.

New Scholarship Honors Tar Heel SGIG Bill Brunk, 33°

In November 2020, brethren in the Orient of North Carolina surprised retiring Sovereign Grand Inspector General William B. Brunk, 33°, with the creation of an endowed college scholarship named in his honor.

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