Master Craftsman

The Scottish Rite Master Craftsman program is an exciting, correspondence course designed and administered by staff at the House of the Temple in Washington, D.C.  There are three separate courses, meant to be taken in the following order:

Program I: The Symbolic Lodge will familiarize students with aspects of the development of Blue Lodge Masonry and explore some of its developing symbolism, utilizing Albert Pike’s book, Esoterika: The Symbolism of the Blue Degrees of Freemasonry, along with Arturo de Hoyos’s Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor & Guide (3d ed.) as its textbooks.

Program II: Scottish Rite Ritual & History consists of six lessons, utilizing the Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor & Guide by Arturo de Hoyos, 33°, G.C., and A Bridge to Light (4th ed.) by Rex Hutchens, 33°, G.C., as its textbooks.

Program III: Scottish Rite Philosophy utilizes Albert Pike’s Morals & Dogma, Annotated Edition, by Arturo de Hoyos, 33°, G.C., as its textbook.

Master Craftsman Study Group: Here in the Valley of St Joseph we meet either virtually or in person on the second and fourth Sunday of the month at 1:00 PM to discuss the readings. The Study Group provides a Brother with a well-rounded perspective on the topics while fostering the fellowship, good discussion, and free exchange that makes Masonry so enjoyable.  The Master Craftsman Course in it’s various sections is a perfect way to knock the dust off or start to dig in whether you’re the newest Scottish Rite Mason or the Oldest, most seasoned.

All three course are available as by mail correspondence courses, additionally Master Craftsman I: The Symbolic Lodge and Master Craftsman II: Scottish Rite Ritual & History can be taken online.

For more information check out the Supreme Council Southern Jurisdiction Master Craftsman

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