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Posted: 29 August 2016 02:32 PM   [ Ignore ]  
Total Posts:  15
Joined  2014-08-29

Good Afternoon Brethren!

I am joining the Scottish Rite here in Tampa, Florida. I am so excited to continue my Masonic education through the Rite. I am going through the fall reunion in October.

Are there any other Scottish Rite masons here? Can anyone give me any heads up on what to expect?

Have a great afternoon!


Bro Scott Rodenbeck

Dunedin Masonic Lodge F&AM; #192   Dunedin, Florida

Initiated 10/27/2014
Passed 01/26/2015
Raised 02/23/2015

Egypt Shriner Tampa, FL

Posted: 29 August 2016 06:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
Sr. Member
Total Posts:  591
Joined  2012-09-18

You will enjoy it.
There are differences between the southern juristiction and the northern.
Pay close attention because taking in the degrees is likend to “drinking from a firehose”.


Past Master, Dryden Lodge #472
Secretary, Caroline Lodge #618
Hudson,Fulton,Dryden Chapter #250 OES
32* A&ASR; Coudersport Pa.
RAM Fidelity #77

Posted: 29 August 2016 07:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
Total Posts:  2409
Joined  2011-01-20

I find Scottish Rite to be where I find the best of us. Our valley seems to have almost completely done away with the handshake in favor of the hug. You will enjoy the degrees. My personal favorite is the 20th but it may not be the same in the Southern Jurisdiction. Have fun.


John Ruggiero, 32°
Past Master, Ancient York Lodge, Lowell, MA.

God never sends us anything we can’t handle. Sometimes I wish He didn’t trust me so much. - Mother Teresa

Posted: 30 August 2016 10:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
Jr. Member
Total Posts:  33
Joined  2014-10-24

I am a new Scottish Rite Mason of 5 months now. I am sure you will have a wonderful time at the reunion. If it is a one day reunion it is a long day with much to take in (the firehouse analogy is highly accurate) but don’t worry. You will have plenty of time to ask questions and I would recommend that you look into taking the Master Craftsman program. I am getting ready to take that program and I understand from some of the brothers here it is fun and enlightening. 

So congratulations and have a great time. Please let us know your thoughts about the degrees.


Aaron Parker, 32°

Whitman Lodge #49 Pullman WA
Petition Submitted October 2014
Initiated Entered Apprentice Degree 01/08/2015
Passed Fellowcraft 2/12/2015
Raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason 03/26/2015

A&A Scottish Rite Valley of Lewiston
32° 4/30/2016


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