The Scottish Rite is one of the branches of Freemasonry in which a Master Mason may proceed after he has completed the three degrees of Symbolic or Craft Masonry. Another branch is the York Rite, consisting of Royal Arch Masons, Cryptic Masons, and Knights Templar. The three bodies of the York Rite are the Chapter, the Council and the Commandery. The Royal Arch Degree of the Chapter is as old as Ancient Craft Masonry and has become universal throughout the world.
Another key organization in Masonry is the Shrine, an organization of Freemasons, dedicated to having fun and helping children. The Shrine is known as the World’s Greatest Philanthropy because of its network of children’s orthopedic hospitals and burn centers throughout North America. Chicago is our closest orthopedic hospital and Cincinnati our closest burn center.
More than just a website, BeAFreemason.org is dedicated to explaining just who Freemasons are, and what we stand for. It serves as a guide for men looking to understand the truths of our craft and the rewards of our brotherhood. It is a place where information about Freemasonry is accurate, visually compelling, and aspirational