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Why Become a Scottish Rite Mason?
Abbott Scholarship Application can be found here.
Lou Rotunno Memorial Scholarship Applications can be obtained from the guidance councilor's office at local area high schools.
Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation Scholarship Resource Guide can be found here.
Valley Ambassador Handbook
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Scottish Rite for the 21st Century - Introduction
Scottish Rite for the 21st Century - 1 - Faces of Scottish Rite
Scottish Rite for the 21st Century - 2 - A Brief History
Scottish Rite for the 21st Century - 3 - A Matter of Degrees
Scottish Rite for the 21st Century - 4 - Standing the Test of Time
Scottish Rite for the 21st Century - 5 - Doing Well By Doing Good
Scottish Rite for the 21st Century - 6 - What Liza Learned
Scottish Rite for the 21st Century - 7 - The Art of Scottish Rite
The Above Videos are available on DVD from the Valley of New Castle Office
The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania provides this Employment Center and Business Directory exclusively for its members. It is an opportunity for Pennsylvania Masons to "network" with each other. Pennsylvania Masons can post their resumes and job listings, including volunteer opportunities. As well, a company listing can now be posted. Access the Member Services here.
The Double-Headed Eagle
The Double-Headed Eagle of Lagash is the oldest Royal Crest in the world. No heraldic bearing, no emblematic device of today can boast such antiquity. It was in use a thousand years before the Exodus from Egypt and more than 2,000 years before the building of King Solomon's Temple. So far as is known, the Double-Headed Eagle was first used in Freemasonry in 1758 by a Masonic Body in Paris. The Emperors of the East and West controlled the advanced Degrees then in use and became a precursor of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite.
Did you know?
Masonry is practiced worldwide. There are over 2 million Masons in North America and nearly 5 million worldwide.
Freemasonry has no single spokesman. Freemasonry is made up of many individuals in numerous organizations, all subordinate to the Grand Lodge within their jurisdiction (i.e. state). None of these members or organizations can speak for Freemasonry; that is the responsibility of each Grand Lodge within its jurisdiction. No Masonic body nor author, however respected, can usurp the authority of a Grand Lodge.
Freemasonry is made up of many organizations. Masonry has many groups, each with a special social, educational, or philanthropic focus. A man becomes a Mason in his local Lodge. Then he joins any of the following "Appendant Bodies": the Scottish Rite, York Rite (which includes the Royal Arch Council and Knights Templar), Shrine, Grotto, Tall Cedars, etc.
14 U.S. Presidents were Masons: George Washington, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, James Polk, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, James Garfield, William McKinley, Teddy Roosevelt, William Taft, Warren Harding, F. D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Gerald Ford.
Masons have always had great influence on the U.S. Supreme Court. From the inception of the Supreme Court in 1789 through 1940, there never were less than three Masonic justices during term, except on two occasions. Beginning with Mason President F. D. Roosevelt’s terms, through the first three years of President Richard Nixon’s term, Masons dominated the Court in a ratio of five to four beginning in 1941 to seven to two in 1946.
Of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence 8 were Freemasons.
Of the 55 members of the Constitutional Convention, 9 were Masons.
Mason Benjamin Franklin obtained finances and guns for the American Revolution from leading French Masons and the French government.
Major General Benjamin Lincoln of Revolutionary War fame, who received the sword of Cornwallis in the surrender of Yorktown, was initiated on Christmas Day, 1780, in St. Andrew’s Lodge, Boston, Massachusetts.
The American flag was ordered made by Brother George Washington. It was sewn by Betsy Ross, whose husband was a member of St. John’s Lodge, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Out of fifty-one Grand Lodge jurisdictions in the United States, twenty-seven have eighteen years old as their minimum age requirement to become a Mason. Six have nineteen years old, and eighteen have twenty-one years old as their minimum age requirement.
Most people are aware of the fact that the Statue of Liberty was a gift of the French people after their own republic came into existence. However, many are not aware that there is a Masonic link to the statue. Frederic Bartholdi, a Mason, designed it and the Grand Lodge laid the cornerstone of its base with Masonic Ritual.
Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin, Jr., a member of Clear Lake Lodge # 1417 in Texas, when he stepped onto the surface of the moon, carried a special deputation from his Grand Master to claim the moon as being in the territorial jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Texas. Other astronauts who were Masons include John Glenn.
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