FAQ: What is the Scottish Rite?

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    What is the Scottish Rite?

    The Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite (AASR) is an appendant body of
    Masonry, meaning that it is not part of Craft Masonry but it is
    closely associated.

    It requires that a man be a Master Mason before joining and confers
    the 4th through 32nd degrees (remember, a Master Mason has received
    three degrees). The degree work may be, but is not necessarily,
    completed at one time. The degrees of the Scottish Rite continue the
    symbolism of the first three Masonic degrees. For a discussion of the
    33rd degree, see question 11 in this section.

    In England this order is known as "Rose Croix." While it is slightly
    different, it still has a 33-degree system.

    The above refers to the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite (AASR), not the
    Rectified Scottish Rite , which exists both in UGLE-recognized and non-
    recognized Masonic bodies in the Europe.
     
  2. Warrior1256

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    Very good explanation.
     
  3. Glen Cook

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    The AASR confers 4-33, vice 32 degrees. The Rectified Rite exists in the US as well
     
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    Excuse my ignorance brother but what is the Rectified Rite?
     
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