Presentation on theme: "The Scottish Rite Master Craftsman Program"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Scottish Rite Master Craftsman Program By Curtis N. Lancaster, 33°, Lt. Grand Commander and SGIG in Utah
2 Why Masonic Education? We aren’t fulfilling our promise. New members want to know.Existing members don’t know.Informed members have ownership.
3 Why Masonic Education? Masonic Education— Promotes participation and involvementAids in new member recruitmentProvides a basis for growth
4 Scottish Rite Master Craftsman “Knowledge is Power.”—Francis Bacon
5 Scope of the ProgramDesigned to educate ALL members about the Scottish RiteCandidate education as follow-on to Reunion experienceContinuing member education through self- and/or group-studyCurriculum developed and provided by the Supreme Council
6 Scope of the Program Two Part Program Part One –Introduction to the RiteOrigin and history of the RiteStructure and governance of the RiteThemes of the four bodies of the RiteNature of the ritualBasic policy & procedures of the Rite
7 Part One—Basic Course Open book exam for each lesson Graded and returned with next lessonNo time limit on lessonsRecognition at completion of course
8 Part One—Basic Course Low cost: $35, plus s/h Resource material providedAdministered by Supreme CouncilConducted at Valley levelRecommend Director of Education
9 Director of Education Responsible for all Educational activities Keep track of course participantsAdminister Mentoring ProgramArrange recognition eventsEducation at meetings
10 Basic Course Curriculum Masonic & Scottish Rite BasicsLodge of PerfectionChapter of Rose CroixCouncil of KadoshConsistory of Masters of the Royal SecretScottish Rite Honors
11 Sample Question How many degrees were there when the first Grand Lodge was organized?a. Oneb. Twoc. Threed. Foure. Five
12 Sample Question When was the territorial jurisdiction between the Southern and NorthernMasonic Jurisdictions established?a. 1804b. 1811c. 1813d. 1827e. 1842
13 Sample Question How many American states are in the Southern Jurisdiction?a. Twenty-twob. Twenty-eightc. Thirty-threed. Thirty-fivee. Forty-five
14 Sample Question What is the meaning of “Kadosh”? a. Holy/Consecrated b. Sublime Templec. Unspeakabled. Without Darknesse. Original
15 Sample Question List the Principal Officer for each: a. Lodge of Perfectionb. Chapter of Rose Croixc. Council of Kadoshd. Consistorye. Supreme Council
16 Uses of Program Individual Study Study Groups Reunion Classes Mentoring ProgramRequirement for LeadershipEducational Features
17 Scope of the Total Program Part Two—Advanced PrinciplesEsoteric Aspects of the RitePhilosophic and religious traditionsKabbala and HermeticismUnderstanding signs, symbols, metaphors, and allegories
18 Advanced CourseCurriculum being developed by the Scottish Rite Research SocietyElectronic lecture series to provide essential information to interpreting and understanding the teachings of the degrees
19 Advanced CourseWill include a list of websites, resources, and recommended reading lists to aid in studySyllabus of themes, ideas, concepts, and applications of each degree
20 Advanced Course Administered by Supreme Council Specific curriculum being developedEmphasis on essaysLessons available later this year
21 What Next? Now is the time to start. Material is available—today! Promote it in your Valley.The results will be positive.
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