Journals

The Scottish Rite Journal (ISSN 1076-8572) is published bimonthly by the Supreme Council, 33°, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the Southern Jurisdiction, United States of America, 1733 Sixteenth St., NW, Washington, DC 20009-3103.

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Domestic, $15 for 1 year; $40 for 3 years

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You can subscribe to the Scottish Rite Journal via our online store or you may subscribe by mail using the address above.

Submission Information

Articles in regard to Masonry in general or Scottish Rite in particular are invited. Whenever possible, relevant photographs illustrating the article (length: 1,000 to 1,500 words), the author’s brief biography (100 words or less), and a close, formal portrait should accompany each submission. See examples in any issue. Also, articles should be typed, double-spaced, and accompanied by a disk record in PC or MAC format or via e-mail to Ill. Brent Morris, 33°, Grand Cross, Managing Editor, to: bmorris@scottishrite.org.

All articles are subject to editing and, when published, become the property of the Supreme Council, 33°. No compensation is allowed for any articles, photographs, or other materials submitted or published.

Please direct all communications to:

The Scottish Rite Journal
1733 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009-3103
Tel. 202-777-3152
Fax 202-464-0487

 

Photo of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania Lodge Room, In Brotherly Love: Visiting the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia
May/June 2022

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In this magazine:

Articles—

  • N. Gregory, “Gentlemanliness, Freemasonry, and a True Example of Both”
  • I. Kirkpatrick, “Why Is the North Dark?”
  • A. Albright, “Describing the Ineffable,Part 2: The Tetragrammaton”
  • M. Szramoski, “Who Said Nothing Good Is Free?”
  • J. Sayne, “We Are in This Together”
  • M. Poll, “The Mystery of Our Magazine’s Mysticus
  • S. Combee, “Celebrating 30 Years of Excitement, Hope, and Joy in Richmond”
  • J. Burchfield, “A Sparkle of Light in North Carolina”
  • M. Beachy, “Two Titans of American Music: Br. Florenz Ziegfeld and His Son, Founder of the Ziegfeld Follies”
  • M. Tabbert, “Masonic Ceremony at Washington’s Funeral”

Features—

  • Grand Commander’s Message, J. Cole, “A Little Light”
  • Cornerstones of the Craft, R. Himmel, “Did You Know? Book Educates, Recalls Childhood Comics, and Anticipated Chips
  • Chips from the Quarry, T. Simpkin’s, M. Dreisonstok, & C. Dreisonstok, “The Korean War”
  • Current Interest
  • Notes from The Northern Light, J. Croteau, “Magnificent Architecture: Masonic Building Postcards”
  • The Masonic Traveler, M. Dreisonstok, “In Brotherly Love: Visiting the Masonic Temple in Philadelphia”
  • Book Reviews, S. B. Morris & W. Parks, Jr., “A Presidential Icon and a Warrior Mystic”
  • Masonic Puzzle, E. McCarthy “4th Degree Word Search”
March-April 2022 Scottish Rite Journal Cover. Grand Tyler's Sword. Thanks to the Orients of Florida and Missouri, the Supreme Council's Grand Tyler will have a unique sword with a custom display case, as befits the title. We highlight these gifts and this powerful emblem of office on p. 4.
March/April 2022

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In this magazine:

Articles—

  • K. Graap, “The Wisest Knows Not How Soon”
  • M. Szramoski, “Abbreviations and Acronyms”
  • M. Dreisonstok, “The Culture of Passover”
  • R. Aldridge, “Jesus: Carpenter, Mason, or General Craftsman?”
  • A. Albright, “Describing the Ineffable: Part 1: INRI”
  • D. Kemble, “The Masonic Table”
  • J. Gutshall, “Br. Jeff Kitsmiller, Jr., 32°, KCCH, Honored with Leadership/Service Award”
  • M. Howard, “Jules Verne, Master Nemo and the Nautilus: A Clandestine Travel Lodge?”
  • J. Bozeman, “Mason and the Argonaut: Simon Lake, Inventor and Mason”

Features—

  • Grand Commander’s Message, J. Cole, “Tick Tock”
  • House of the Temple Museum Highlight, A. de Hoyos, “The Grand Tyler’s Sword”
  • Chips from the Quarry, T. Simpkins & M. Dreisonstok “The Wizard of Oz
  • Current Interest
  • Notes from The Northern Light, L. Patch, “Ill. Sammy L. Davis, 33°, Receives Gourgas Medal”
  • Cornerstones of the Craft, V. McLemore & D. Anderson, “The Other Side of Henry C. Clausen: Pearl Harbor: Final Judgment
  • The Masonic Traveler, M.C. Lee, “Fredericksburg, 1752”
  • Book Reviews, W. Parks & M. Dreisonstok, “A Tale of Two Editions, and the Web and the Polished Rock
  • Masonic Puzzle, S. Giroux, “Famous Freemasons”
January-February 2022 Scottish Rite Journal, Theodore Roosevelt, President, Conservationist, Freemason
January/Februrary 2022

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In this magazine:

  • Annual Report to Our Members—2020
  • M. Wharton, “Subduing Our Passions: Freemasonry’s Hidden Willpower Lesson”
  • J. Kopel, “Masonic Ideals in President Theodore Roosevelt’s Address to Freemasons”
  • J. Bozeman, “Visiting the World’s First Washington Monument” (The Masonic Traveler series)
  • S. Karatas, “Buffalo Bill: Western Legend and Fondly-remembered Mason”
  • C. Dreisonstok, “Light of Promise: The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls’ 100th Anniversary”
  • M. Szramoski, “A Tale of Two Scholarships”
  • J. Cole, “In Memoriam: Ill. Michael Duane Smith, Sr., 33°, Lieutenant Grand Commander”
  • T. Simpkins and M. Dreisonstok, “Masons and the Golden Age of Radio” (Chips from the Quarry series)
  • W. Thornton, “2022 RITE Way Membership Conferences”
  • A. de Hoyos, “Ill. Cowles’s Past Grand Master’s Jewel” (House of the Temple Museum Highlight series)
  • M. Smith, “The Pythagorean Triangle: A Selection from George Oliver’s Literary School of Freemasonry” (Cornerstones of the Craft series)
  • B. Chris Ruli,Tolstoy, “Masonry, and a Prophetic New Age”
  • J. McCrensky, “The Kabbalah: A Contemporary Path to Spirituality”
  • R. Pulliam and W. Parks, Jr., “The Boston Tea Party and Much Other Masonic History” (Book Reviews)
  • Seb Giroux, Masonic Word Search (Masonic Puzzle series)
  • Plus, the Grand Commander’s Message (“A Humble Walk”), Notes from the Northern Light, and Current Interest!
November-December 2021 Scottish Rite Journal Cover: SGC James D. Cole, 33°, and Rev. Dr. W. Kenneth Lyons, Jr., 33°, Grand Cross, Gr. Chaplain, closing the 2021 Biennial Session
November-December 2021

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In this magazine:

  • K. Andrus, The Cows Don’t Know It’s Christmas: Texas Brother’s Poem Honors Father while Helping Children
  • B.C. Ruli, A Biennial for Extraordinary Times
  • M. Dreisonstok, The Goethe Collection at the House of the Temple
  • J. Bozeman, The Flammarion Engraving: The Masonic Print that Isn’t
  • A. Kriegel, Chanukah: Festive, Jewish, and Masonic
  • D. Hogan, Embrace the Zugzwang
  • M. Edwards, Symbols and Secrets: Bringing Masonry to the Small Screen
  • M. Smith, The Time Is “Rite” to Get Together Again!
  • M. SzramoskiIntendant of the Building Society
  • M. Edwards, Drawing Inspiration: Renowned Masonic Artist Travis Simpkins Brings His Artistry in Charcoal to the Journal
  • M.C. Lee, Nine
  • Plus, the Grand Commander’s Message, Cornerstones of the Craft, Chips from the Quarry, Current Interest, Notes from The Northern Light, The Masonic Traveler, Book Reviews, and Masonic Puzzle.
September-October 2021

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In this magazine:

  • M. Szramoski, Supreme Council Announces New Grant Program for Masonic Appendant Bodies & Masonic Youth Groups
  • S. Karatas, Mozart, Music, and Masonry
  • R.J.F. Elsner, Bible Study for Freemasons: The Stone which the Builders Rejected
  • L. Walsh, Philosopher-Kings and the Knights of the Scottish Rite
  • J. Anderson, Honoring David Wooster, Hero of the War of Independence
  • M. Dreisonstok, Meet Us in St. Louis: 2022 Children’s Language and Literacy Conference
  • J. Bozeman, A New Age for Science: The Search for Intelligent Life on Mars in 1912
  • B. C. Ruli and M. Dreisonstok, Revisiting the New Age: A Brief History of the Supreme Council’s First Literary Magazine
  • M. Close, The Richardson Papers at the House of the Temple Museum
    and Library
  • Plus: Grand Commander’s Message; House of the Temple Highlight; The Masonic Traveler; Cornerstones of the Craft; Chips from the Quarry; Current Interest ; Notes from The Northern Light; Book Reviews; and the Masonic Puzzle
The cover artwork is representative of the digital artwork and animation created and used throughout the production of the Cinematic Reunion. It is based in part on the original art used in the traditional Scottish Rite Member Patent.
July-August 2021

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In this magazine:

  • A. Shoemaker, Encourage vs. Criticize
  • R. Cockerham, Scottish Rite of Missouri Cinematic Reunions: Brotherhood at Its Finest
  • P. Mahoney, Build a Legacy, Create a Scholarship
  • C. Morgan III, New Scholarship Honors PSGC Ronald A. Seale, 33°
  • R.J.F. Elsner, Bible Study for Freemasons: The Parable of the Talents
  • M. Edwards, Scottish Rite Journal Artist and Paw Patrol Animator Brother Charles “Ted” Bastien Retires from the Journal
  • M. Szramoski, Designs on the Trestleboard: An Update on the Rebuilding the Temple Campaign; Part II: Orient-by-Orient Giving
  • G. Martin, The Masonic Music of John Philip Sousa
  • J. Danko, Towards a Source of Infinite Light
  • Plus: Grand Commander’s Message; Masonic Magicians; Cornerstones of the Craft; Chips from the Quarry; Current Interest; Notes from The Northern Light; The Masonic Traveler; Book Reviews; and the Masonic Puzzle!
Photo of Dr. S. Brent Morris, 33°, Grand Cross, with the caption, "Happy Retirement, Br. Brent!"
May-June 2021

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In this magazine:

  • B. Morris, “Confessions of an Accidental Editor”
  • M. Edwards, “The Most Interesting Man in Masonry: Lunch with S. Brent Morris
  • “Passing the Editorial Torch”
  • R. J. F. Elsner, “Bible Study for Freemasons: Laying the Foundation of the House in Zechariah 4:1–14”
  • S. Weissenberger, “Quietism and the Divine Spark
  • B. Ruli, “A Castle in the Nation’s Capital: Celebrating the Smithsonian’s Masonic Past on the Institution’s 175th Anniversary”
  • M. Dreisonstok, “Royal Mint Commemorates Sir Walter Scott, Scottish Mason”
  • M. Szramoski, “Designs on the Trestleboard “
  • M. Edwards, “Houdini Redux”
  • L. Walsh, “The Book of Rites and the Ritual Cultivation of Propriety”
  • Plus: 2021 Biennial Session Announcement; Sovereign Grand Commander’s Message; Chips from the Quarry; Current Interest; Notes from The Northern Light; Temple Museum Highlight; Rebuilding the Temple Campaign update; Book Reviews; and the Masonic Puzzle!
Illustration of Jacob’s Ladder from the Entered Apprentice Degree, depicting the three theological virtues: (top to bottom) Charity, Hope, and Faith
March-April 2021

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In this magazine:

  • R. Reinhardt III, “On Jacob’s Ladder, the Greatest Is Charity”
  • S. Dodd, “Virtual Communication of Degrees”
  • B. Ruli, “By the Plumb, Square, and Zoom: Freemasonry in the Age of a Pandemic”
  • M. Dreisonstok, “Forgotten Gems in Stories for the American Freemason’s Fireside”
  • J. Marples, “Longview Texas: The Importance of Old Masonic Halls in Our Communities”
  • A. Gehlert, “The Art of Jean Baptiste Greuze, Masonic Moralist Painter”
  • R. Elsner, “Bible Study for Freemasons: Zerubbabel’s Speech on Truth”
  • J. Bozeman, “The Secret History of the Book of 1 Esdras”
  • M. Szramoski, “‘Returning to Normal’ Post-Covid”
  • R. Himmel, “We Hold These Truths”
  • P. Brusoe, “DeMolay: Putting Family into the Masonic Family”
  • M. Evans, “What’s a Dues Card Worth?”
  • Plus: Sovereign Grand Commander’s Message; Masonic Crossword Puzzle; Chips from the Quarry; Current Interest; Notes from The Northern Light; and Book Reviews!
Promotional poster touting Harry Houdini as the “King of Cards”
January-February 2021

In this magazine:

  • Arthur C. Parker, Native Identity, and Freemasonry;
  • Chips from the Quarry Highlights Jazz Greats;
  • Compassion: At the Foundation of All the World’s Religious Traditions

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Members of the Scottish Rite Valley of Washington D.C. Classes of c. 1910–20 (top) and 2019 and the front entrance to the D.C. Scottish Rite Temple
November-December 2020

In this magazine:

  • The Masonic Traveler: Dutch Heritage, Coastal Defense, & Masonry Meet on the Delaware Coast;
  • Lessons on Isolation from the Scottish Rite;
  • Fraternal Anthropology: Freemasonry as a Living Culture

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