Scottish Rite Bodies

The Scottish Rite is divided into four bodies, each representing a theme of instructions for the Candidate to study, learn, and inculcate into his every day living.  


  • Lodge of Perfection
  • Chapter of Rose Croix
  • Council of Kadosh
  • Consistory

Lodge of Perfection

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The degrees of the Lodge of Perfection are better known as the "Ineffable Degrees" of Scottish Rite Masonry because their principal purpose is the investigation and contemplation of the ineffable (unspeakable) name of Deity. We provide a brief statement of the moral teachings found within each degree. 


2019 OFFICERS

 

Venerable Master
Bob Zimmerman 

Senior Warden
Neil Morales
Junior Warden
John Riley

Orator
Scott Peacock

Prelate
Kevin Zimmerman

Master of Ceremonies
Gordon Paltza

Expert
Jeff Zimmerman

Assistant Expert
George Baliotis

Captain of the Host
Kevin Gourley

Chapter of Rose Croix

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The Chapter of Rose Croix attempts to provide the candidate with a deeper understanding of religion, philosophy, ethics and history though a variety of complex "historical degrees". The intellectual challenges presented in these degrees are numerous, and at times overwhelming and can take years to master. A thorough reading of the chapters related to them in Morals and Dogma and in Legenda and Readings is essential to achieve even a basic comprehension of their true meaning. 


2019 OFFICERS


Wise Master
John Herman

Senior Warden
Tom Elliot

Junior Warden
Bobby Lippek

Orator
Adam Saucier

Prelate
John Troia

Master of Ceremonies
Vincent Abbatellio

Expert
Aldo Vargas 

Assistant Expert
Kit Weber 

Standard Bearer
Jeff Nowak

Guardian of the Temple

Ray Dalbec

Tyler
Ken Jordan
 

Council of Kadosh

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The word "Kadosh" is a Hebrew word meaning Holy. Although Pike identifies the degrees of the Council of Kadosh as chivalric and philosophical, they are all intensely mystical with respect to the lessons conveyed and symbols employed.

"Faith in moral principles, in virtue and in God is as necessary for the guidance of a man as instinct is for the guidance of an animal." - Albert Pike 


2019 OFFICERS


Commander
Peter Kolthammer

First Lieutenant Commander
Jeff Zimmerman

Second Lieutenant Commander
Kevin Gourley

Chancellor
Fred Natoli

Orator
Acey Edgemon

Prelate
John Troia

Master of Ceremonies
Adam Saucier 

Turcoplier
Ed Lanham

Draper
Tom Knaffel 

First Deacon
Brian Myers 

Second Deacon
Parker Wunderlich

Bearer of Beuseant
Jeff Nowak

Bearer of the White Standard
Mark Stewart

Bearer of the Black Standard
Aldo Vargas

Lieutenant of the Guard
Chance Wunderlich 

Sentinel
Ken Jordan

Consistory

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The Consistory Degrees are very different from each other in form and content. The 31° reveals the dynamic relationship that has existed for centuries between human law as a means of achieving justice, and divine justice as an ideal. The 32° reviews the degrees of the Lodge of Perfection, the Chapter of Rose Croix and the Council of Kadosh. In it we learn the very ancient roots of Masonic Truth - in the East!

"Where Freemasonry flourishes, there will be found the highest type of citizenship and the best standard of living." - Albert Pike 


2019 OFFICERS

 

Master of Kadosh
George Balliotis

Prior
Harold Simpson

Preceptor
Jim Hogg

Chancellor
Chuck Machel

Minister of State

Charles Tanner

Prelate
John Troia

Expert
Ken Jordan

Assistant Expert

Kit Webber

Master of Ceremonies
Vincent Abbattello

Captain of the Guard
Ray Dolbek

Color Guard
Jeff Nowak

Tiler
Aldo Vargas