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
DCSR Celebration and Open House - September 27th
We seek, we learn, and we grow but for now, we pause to celebrate. Join us at the DC Scottish Rite on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 for an evening of laughter and fellowship. Know of a brother interested in joining the Scottish Rite? All are welcome! As we gear up for one of the largest Scottish Rite Reunions in history, we hope you'll invite members of your lodge to come experience the greatest appendant body in the District! The evening's program will consist of an open house for prospective members, performance in the auditorium, and a video montage of our wonderful memories and successes. Valuable door prizes, including a private lunch with the SGIG at the University Club, will be awarded at the event's conclusion. Music and heavy hors d'oeuvres start at 6pm, program starts at 7:30pm. See you there!
Feast of Tishri - October 18th
The Valley of Washington's Annual Feast of Tishri will be held at the DC Scottish Rite Temple on October 18th at 7:00 pm. This special event is open only to 32nd Scottish Rite members only. Reservations are required for this event, and you can RSVP to email@example.com to secure your spot at this year's event. Brethren are requested to wear their Scottish Rite caps to the Feast of Tishri
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.