The Scottish Rite and the St. Paul Valley
The Scottish Rite Creed
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.
It is the mission of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, SJ, to improve its members and enhance the communities in which they live by teaching and emulating the principles of Brotherly Love, Tolerance, Charity, and Truth, while actively embracing high social, moral, and spiritual values, including fellowship, compassion, and dedication to God, family, and country.
The Scottish Rite of the Southern Jurisdiction
The Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, commonly known as the Scottish Rite, is one of several groups that are part of the worldwide fraternity known as Freemasonry. The Scottish Rite is the largest and most widely practiced Masonic Rite in the world and employs a lodge system.
While there is no Masonic degree more important than that of Master Mason, there is a long tradition—almost as old as Freemasonry—of “high degrees” that expand upon and elaborate the teachings and lessons of the first three degrees. The Scottish Rite degrees teach a series of moral lessons culminating in the 32°, Master of the Royal Secret.
The Valley of St. Paul was established in 1873
Overview and Vision
Our vision for the St. Paul Valley is to be the anchor and leader for Metro East Masonic activities that extend to the lodges and to the other bodies. To be that, the Scottish Rite will be the leader in Masonic education and leadership training within the Rite and to the other groups. Through our activities of education and leadership, we will attract new members that will intern attract other members. We will provide more education. We will add leadership training first to our corps of officers and then extend to the other bodies. The Valley in St. Paul will be a beacon for the Metro East.
2023 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Lodge of Perfection in St. Paul
Save the Date – October 4, 2023 for our banquet and celebration.
Watch for details on our upcoming celebrations.