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100th Year Anniversary of the Cornerstone Laying

October 24, 2011
October 24, 2011

On Tuesday, October 18, 2011, the House of the Temple celebrated its 100-year anniversary of the cornerstone laying. It was conducted according to ancient custom by members of the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia, assisted by officers from the Grand Lodge of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Grand Lodge of Maryland. They performed the ritual of testing the stone with the jewels of their offices. Sovereign Grand Commander Ronald A. Seale honored the memory of our [...]


Cornerstone Ceremony Commences

October 17, 2011
October 17, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011, the House of the Temple began a 3 day kickoff to the centennial of the laying of the cornerstone. Special guided tours were held covering the Masonic symbolism and Pope’s vision for the House of the Temple.

From its foundation to the thirty-three massive columns that support its pyramidal roof, the House of the Temple symbolizes the ideals of Scottish Rite Freemasonry around the world.  In October of 1911 the cornerstone of the House of [...]


Kansas City Prepares for Reunion

September 13, 2011
September 13, 2011

Brothers Ron O’Neil 32nd and Kevin Hampton 32nd, KCCH elect spent their labor day morning working on the very large American flag for the Valley of Kansas City upcoming reunion.


Temple Cornerstone Laying Reenactment

September 13, 2011
September 13, 2011

Laying the Cornerstone, October 18, 1911

On October 16–18, 2011, the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia and the Supreme Council will commemorate the centennial of laying the cornerstone of the House of the Temple with guided tours, a symposium, and a reenactment of the cornerstone ceremony. The special guided tours will begin at 2:00 pm on Sunday, October 16, and will focus on two subjects: Masonic Symbolism in the House of the Temple and Pope’s Legacy: [...]


9/11 In Memoriam

September 7, 2011
September 7, 2011

2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. In tribute to the victims and those who served in response to the attacks, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, SJ, would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to all Americans on this day of remembrance.

Photo on main webpage: Grand Lodge of New Mexico and Grand Lodge of Arizona place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Virginia in remembrance of all who have served [...]