What We Do
"Human progress is our cause, liberty of thought our supreme wish, freedom of conscience our mission, and the guarantee of equal rights to all people everywhere our ultimate goal." - Scottish Rite Creed
We aim to provide a venue for Scottish Rite Masons in the Washington, DC metropolitan area to enjoy fellowship among men and brothers with common ideals; to learn and teach, and develop a deeper understanding of Masonic philosophy, and what it means to be a good man and citizen.
From the Secretary - Current Notice
The Valley of Washington is now in it's annual Summer Break. There will be no weekly Tuesday meeting from June 29th - September 5th. The next meeting in the Valley will be the September 6th meeting of Mithras Lodge. The DCSR Office will be open during the summer break, Monday - Thrusday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm to assist you. Have a Great Summer!
A Morning with George Washington - August 20th
The DC Scottish Rite in partnership with Washington Daylight Lodge No. 14 presents "A Morning with George Washington", a free event open to Masons, their family, and friends. Following the approximately hour-long program in the Auditorium, refreshments will be served in the Refectory and those in attendance will have an opportunity to speak with and be photographed with George Washington, as portrayed by Brother Dean Malissa. The event will be held, Saturday, August 20th at 10:30 am, at the DC Scottish Rite, 2800 16th Street NW Washington DC.
Brotherhood & Social Event - August 30th
The Valley of Washington with host a recruitment and social evening for members, prospective members, family and friends. More information to follow.
Charles and Eleanor Iversen Scottish Rite Scholarship
Ill. Leonard Proden, SGIG for the Orient of the District of Columbia, announces the Charles and Eleanor Scottish Rite Scholarship at American University’s School of International Service. Your contribution will support the Masonic legacy of our SGIG Emeritus and his late wife, Eleanor, as well as contribute to the cultivation of future global leaders attending the AU SIS. The scholarship is a function of the DCSR Foundation, 501(c)(3) organization, and your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. To contribute and/or learn more about this scholarship, click here.
VMAP is designed to provide every Scottish Rite candidate, member, and leader in the Southern Jurisdiction with a useful working tool for planning and promoting a well-rounded series of Valley activities to engage and involve every member in the life and work of their Valley. In other words, VMAP is designed to help every Valley provide its members with a superior Scottish Rite experience.
VMAP was created entirely by the Scottish Rite Brethren who attended and participated in the 2014 Scottish Rite Regional Leadership Workshops. As a participating Valley, we execute the project by completing specific activities in ten separate subject areas that cover the full spectrum of the Scottish Rite experience.