April 16, 2011
In 2000, Ill. Ernest Borgnine received his 50-year pin as a Mason in Abingdon Lodge No. 48, Abingdon, Virginia. He joined the Scottish Rite Valley of Los Angeles in 1964, received the KCCH in 1979, was coroneted a 33° Inspector General Honorary in 1983, and received the Grand Cross of the Court of Honour in 1991.
The Long Beach, California, Scottish Rite will be dedicating their theatre to Brother Borgnine on May 7, 2011. This once in a lifetime [...]
April 16, 2011
It is with great sadness that we must report that at the age of 114 Years, 205 Days our Brother Walter Breuning was called to the Celestial Lodge at 3 p.m. today, Thursday, April 14, 2011. He had been a Master Mason for 85 Years, 333 Days. He was also a proud member of the Scottish Rite and Shrine.
Brother Walter received his degrees in Great Falls Lodge No. 118, Great Falls, Montana. He was initiated on March 7, 1925, passed [...]
April 4, 2011
Reported so far: Over 500 New Scottish Rite Brothers have joined the Rite since January 1, 2011! Please make sure you inform brothers in your Blue Lodge about “further light in the Scottish Rite.”
• Over 208,000 Men are Proud to be Scottish Rite Freemasons in the Southern Jurisdiction.
• The Master Craftsman Program is approaching 5,000 participants.
• The Freemason Network, a Social Network for Freemasons hosted by the Scottish Rite Southern Jurisdiction, has topped 10,000 members
• Over 40,000 Scottish Rite Freemasons [...]
January 24, 2011
by Heather K. Calloway, Director of Special Programs
Photo: 2010 Second-place winner in the “People” category, “Illustrious Preston Jones, Director of the Robing Room in Long Beach Valley,” by Harold Kennedy, 32°, Long Beach, California
In 2010, we asked to see portraits of fraternal life and in return, we received an impressive array of over 175 images documenting life in the fraternity. Photos of people participating in everything from Scottish Rite meetings, to Shrine parades and Blue Lodge charity events [...]
December 9, 2010
The House of the Temple, national headquarters of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, is an impressive historic and architectural landmark. Designed by distinguished American architect, John Russell Pope, the building was intended to be “the most elegant, stately and superb [home] ever built for Scottish Rite Masons.”* Now, nearing the 100th anniversary of the completion of the building in 1915, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction and the House of the Temple Historic Preservation [...]