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 Freemasons 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 - October 28, 2014
The next meeting at the Valley of Washington will be next Tuesday, October 28st meeting of the Albert Pike Consistory. The evening's program "Symbolism and Music", will be presented by Inessa Mischenko, Past President & Secretary of the Maryland, Masonic Research Society.
The beauty of symbolism is that the same symbol allows different interpretations. In music what is symbolic for the composer may not be so for the audience or the performer. But the complexity of musical symbols also exists in symbols themselves – structure of the piece, rhythm, harmony, notations, etc. In her presentation, Inessa Mischenko, P.P. of MMRS, will trace the most common symbols used in music since time of Pythagoras. Dinner will be served starting at 6:15 pm, and the Consistory will open at 7:30 pm. Contact the DCSR at email@example.com for further information on this program.
JROTC Awards Program - Saturday, October 25th
The Valley's 2014 JROTC Awards Program will be held at the DC Scottish Rite Temple this Saturday, October 25th. The evening will begin with a catered reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, and the Awards Program will start at 7:00 PM. This event is open to the public, please contact the DCSR Office to RSVP (202) 232-8155 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scottish Rite Members Capital Region Tough Mudder
On September 27, 2014, a team of 10 - consisting of Scottish Rite Masons, Craft Masons and prospective Masons - headed out to the Peacemaker National Training Center in Gerrardstown, WV to take part in the 2014 Capital Region Tough Mudder event. Tough Mudder is a for-profit company that has partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project to provide assistance to US Veterans. The team was sponsored by the Valley of Washington DC with additional assistance from the House of the Temple.
The course was approximately 10.2 miles long. It traveled through woods and fields, up and down every imaginable hill and ravine the course designers could find – they really liked hills. Along the way, the team encountered 20 obstacles with such names as the Arctic Enema, Electroshock Therapy, Mt Everest , the Mud Mile, Berlin Walls and Walk the Plank. Some of these obstacles had to be conquered individually while most of the obstacles required teamwork.
Approximately 4 ½ hours after the start, all 10 team members crossed the finish line as a group. They were tired and muddy, but feeling fully satisfied - A Job Well Done!
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