Lodge of Perfection
Conferring the 4th to 14th degrees
Many questions raised in the Craft Lodge are answered in the Scottish Rite degrees. All Master Masons in good standing with their Lodge are welcome. The continued growth of the Scottish Rite is most important to ensure its rich history is carried on with tradition and honour.
This body confers degrees from the 4th to the 14th. They amplify the legend of the Master Mason Degree and the story of the building of King Solomon's Temple. These degrees are designed to build on the teachings of the first three degrees given in the Craft Lodge.
Unlike the Craft Lodge, candidates are not required to do memory work in any of the Scottish Rite degrees. These special and unique degrees are conferred in both the spring and the fall.
The Mason who has advanced to the 14th degree has received spiritual and moral instruction based on the events leading up to and association with the building and completion of the Temple of King Solomon and the Architects who designed and furnished it.
Upon completion of the 14th Degree, the new Scottish Rite member is entitled to wear the distinguished Scottish Rite ring that has retained its design over 200 years. A Latin inscription inside the ring reads: "Vitus junxit mors non separabit" which translated into English means "Virtue has joined, death shall not separate". In a Craft Lodge, under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario, he can also wear the Scottish Rite Jewel.
To join, please contact a Scottish Rite member for an application form. A deposit of $100.00 is payable when the form is submitted. After a favorable ballot, the balanced of the fees are payable at registration and are commuted for life. Method of payment can be cash, personal cheque or credit card.
For Reunion degree dates and general information on Murton Lodge of Perfection, please call, write or E-mail The Scottish Rite, Valley of Hamilton.
- 4° Secret Master
- 5° Perfect Master
- 6° Intimate Secretary
- 7° Provost and Judge
- 8° Intendant of the Building
- 9° Elect of the Nine
- 10° Elect of the Fifteen
- 11° Elect of the Twelve
- 12° Grand Master Architect
- 13° Royal Arch of Solomon
- 14° Grand Elect Perfect and Sublime Mason
The Symbol of the Lodge of Perfection
The Delta enclosing the Hebrew Letter "Yod" as it appears on the fourteen degree ring. Upon completion of the 14th degree, the new Scottish Rite member is entitled to wear the distinguished Scottish Rite ring that has retained its design over 200 years. An inscription inside the ring reads: "Virtue has joined, death shall not separate".
The Mason who has advanced to the 14th degree has received spiritual and moral instruction, based on the events leading up to and associated with the building and completion of the Temple of King Solomon and the Architects who designed and furnished it.