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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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:

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July-August 2012

Ill. Norm Crosby, 33°, Grand Cross, host of the Celebrating the Craft web event, with Sovereign Grand Commander Ronald A. Seale, 33° (Photography: Bro. Arthur W. Pierson, 32°, Pierson Photography, Falls Church, Va.)

May-June 2012

Cover: Photograph of the 33° Double-headed Eagle Acroterium from the House of the Temple (© Maxwell MacKenzie, Washington, D.C.)

March-April 2012

Copiale Cipher: Recently Decoded Manuscript Reveals 18th-Century German Masonic Ritual (Images of the Copiale Manuscript are courtesy

January-February 2012

Ill. C. Fred Kleinknecht, 33° February 14, 1924 – December 1, 2011

November-December 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011, the Grand Lodge, F.A.A.M., of the District of Columbia, reenacted the laying of the cornerstone of the House of the Temple—exactly 100 years after the original ceremony. A full article on this historic event will appear in the January-February 2012 Scottish Rite Journal. Pictured left to right are: Bros. William Talbott Ellison, Jr., 33°, Deputy Grand Master of Virginia (Junior Grand Warden); J. David Moses Rozsa, 32°, Junior Grand Deacon of D.C.; Teko A. Foly, 33°, Senior Grand Warden of D.C. (Deputy Grand Master); Joseph S. Crociata, 33°, Deputy Grand Master of D.C. (Grand Master); James T. Feezell, 32°, KCCH, Junior Grand Warden of D.C. (Senior Grand Deacon); and Stephen J. Ponzillo III, 33°, Grand Master of Maryland (Senior Grand Warden). (Photography: Bro. Arthur W. Pierson, 32°, Pierson Photography, Falls Church, Va.)