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
Albert Pike Consistory
Albert Pike Consistory will meet Tuesday, October 25th, with dinner being served starting at 6:00 pm, and the Consistory will open at 7:30 pm. The evening’s program, “Is Harry Potter a Mason”, will be presented by Brother Walter Benesch, 32° KCCH.
The Valley of Washington will recognize Brethren who have reached the milestone of 50 years of Scottish Rite Membership.
Scottish Rite Day is November 12th
On Saturday, November 12, 2016, Valleys from both the Northern and Southern Jurisdictions are partnering with many Grand Lodges to celebrate the Scottish Rite. It will be the first time the fraternity has held such a nationwide day of honor. To commemorate the event a special Scottish Rite Day Jewel has been commissioned and will be presented to all 2016 class members and those current members who recruit at least two new members.
In the nation’s capital, Scottish Rite Day just happens to coincide with the Valley of Washington’s Fall Reunion as well as the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia’s annual Masonic Day of Thanksgiving and Remembrance. Our SGIG, Len Proden, 33° and the Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons in DC, Ken Fuller, 32° KCCH, are joining forces to make this day an enjoyable, inspirational and meaningful experience for our Scottish Rite members and all area Masons. SAVE THE DATE!
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.