The Four Bodies of the
Scottish Rite Masonry is a way for a mason to build upon the ethical teachings and philosophy offered in the craft lodge, also known as the blue lodge, which consist of three degrees of freemasonry: Entered apprentice, Fellowcraft, and Master Mason. The Scottish Rite continues these degrees, from 4° to 32°
Eastern Star Lodge of
The first portion of the Scottish Rite system of degrees is called The Lodge of Perfection. This series of ineffable degrees includes the 4th° through to the 14th°.
Palestine Princes of
The 15th degree, Knight of the East, and the 16th degree, Prince of Jerusalem, are often referred to as historical degrees in Scottish Rite Freemasonry and constitute an allegorical narrative.
Bangor Chapter of
The 17th degree, Knight of the East and West, and the 18th degree, Knight of Rose Croix of H.R.D.M. are known as the Philosophical and Doctoral Degrees.
The Consistory Degrees are very different from all the preceding degrees. They attempt to illustrate the creation of the ideal balance between the spiritual and the temporal.
For over two decades, the Scottish Rite Masons, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, have been national leaders in the effort to help children and their families overcome the painful obstacles of dyslexia. With more than 50 active Dyslexia Centers in 13 states, the Children’s Dyslexia Centers tackle the challenge of dyslexia head-on, both by providing free tutoring at our Learning Center for children with dyslexia but also by training a growing cadre of highly skilled and dedicated tutors.Learn More About Children's Dyslexia Center
Named for Leon M. Abbott, Sovereign Grand Commander from 1921 to 1932, the Abbott Scholarship Program provides financial support for the continuing undergraduate and graduate education of Scottish Rite Masons, young men and women from Scottish Rite families, and Masonic-related youth groups. The Arnold Veague Scholarship Program is an extension of the Abbott Scholarship Program for Maine residents who qualify under the same criteria as the Abbott Scholarship Program. Applications must be received by April first of each year that the applicant is applying for the scholarship.Learn More About the Scholarships
The Scottish Rite Grand Almoner’s Fund is fulfilling the mission to care for members and their families. Every dollar donated goes towards helping those who have faced incredible hardships. Whether it be a natural disaster or personal tragedy, this fund exists to make certain that a helping hand is there in the toughest of times. As we look to the future, the fraternity must be prepared to fulfill this vision to care for our members and to meet the challenges that they face.Learn More About The Relief Funds