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

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. 


2018 OFFICERS

 

Venerable Master
Acey Edgemon 

Senior Warden
Tom Elliot
Junior Warden
Bobby Lippek

Orator
Tom Knafel

Prelate
Hugh Forrester

Master of Ceremonies
Alan Goldstein 

Expert
Neil Morales

Assistant Expert
Richard Keyes

Captain of the Host
Kevin Gourley

Tiler
Adam Saucier

Chapter of Rose Croix

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. 


2018 OFFICERS


Wise Master
Kevin Gourley

Senior Warden
Fred Natoli

Junior Warden
John Herman

Orator
Ray Dalbec

Prelate
Bruce Rivera" 

Master of Ceremonies
Jeff Zimmerman

Expert
Trevis Steadman* 

Assistant Expert
Neil Morales* 

Standard Bearer
Adam Saucier

Guardian of the Temple

Adrian Sanchez

Tyler
Richard Keyes
 

Council of Kadosh

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 


2018 OFFICERS


Commander
Jim Hogg

First Lieutenant Commander
Chuck Tanner

Second Lieutenant Commander
Peter Kolthammer

Chancellor
Al Greenwood

Orator
Jeff Zimmerman

Prelate
Jeff Taylor

Master of Ceremonies
Adam Saucier 

Turcoplier
Ed Lanham

Draper
Tom Knaffel 

First Deacon
Brian Myers 

Second Deacon
Kevin Gourley 

Bearer of Beuseant
Tom Elliot 

Bearer of the White Standard
Richard Keyes 

Bearer of the Black Standard
Neil Morlales 

Lieutenant of the Guard
Ray Navor 

Sentinel
Wilhelm Llianillo

Consistory

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 


2018 OFFICERS

 

Master of Kadosh
Kurt Wagner

Prior
George Baliotis

Preceptor
Dick Nelson

Chancellor
Chuck Machell

Minister of State

Harold Simpson

Prelate
Phil Leever

Assistant Expert
Jeff Zimmerman

Expert
John Herman

Master of Ceremonies
Augie Luce

Captain of the Guard
Chuck Tanner

Color Guard
Rich Bailey

Tiler
Bob Zimmerman