What is Scottish Rite?

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  1. kmjn@tz

    kmjn@tz Registered User

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    Hellow fellow brothers...
    Am not a mason yet but i am real interested in knowing what Scottish Rite means in free masonry.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. crono782

    crono782 Premium Member

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    Hmm, well the short answer is that the Scottish Rite is what we call an "appendant body", that is, a side body which is part of the larger whole of Freemasonry. It is a rite, or collection of progressive degrees, that teach further morals, lessons, etc. Once a man receives the degree of Master Mason (and sometimes a short waiting period), he is eligible to petition and join the Scottish Rite.
     
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  3. kmjn@tz

    kmjn@tz Registered User

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    Thanx bro crono..
    I find it more comfortable to read different articles about masonry..
    Is there any article o helpful site that i can turn in to for more information on highlights on these degreee...

    Also what does it mean when somebody says like i am a worshipful mastet brother?
    Thanx for the good ans in advance bro.
     
  4. crono782

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    Hmm I'll look for some sites in the morning. Worshipful Master is the master, or head, of an individual lodge. It is the name of an office (think of it as the president of a local organization). In olden days, the term "worshipful" meant respected, rather than "someone who is worshiped".


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  5. kmjn@tz

    kmjn@tz Registered User

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    Oh now thats quite a new neaning to me...
    Al be in touch waitin for the sites.. Thanx.
     
  6. Mike Martin

    Mike Martin Eternal Apprentice Premium Member

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    Despite its name it isn't even Scottish actually having originated in France in the early 1800s
     
  7. Mike Martin

    Mike Martin Eternal Apprentice Premium Member

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    Most Freemasons would actually say "I am the Master of a Lodge", "worshipful" is just an honorific.
     
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  8. kmjn@tz

    kmjn@tz Registered User

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    Brothers thanks for explanations....
    Appriciate all of you bro'z.
     
  9. dfreybur

    dfreybur Premium Member

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    I've read that the Mayor of London is still addressed using this archaic usage. Masonry uses archaic terms and this is one of them.

    That said any brother who has sat in charge of a lodge meeting will report that he prayed fervently while he was in the chair. Full of worship was definitely my state of mind when I sat in that chair.
     
  10. kmjn@tz

    kmjn@tz Registered User

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    Ohhh thanks for this explanation dfrey..
     
  11. Warrior1256

    Warrior1256 Site Benefactor

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    I will be joining two months from now, very much looking forward to it.
     
  12. Ripcord22A

    Ripcord22A Site Benefactor

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    The degrees are cool.
     
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