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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a A.A.S.R. ?

It stand for Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite

Are Scottish Rite Members also Masons ?

Yes ! The pre-requisite to becoming a 32 Degree Scottish Rite Member, is that you have been Initiated and Entered Apprentice, Passed to Fellowcraft, and raised to the Sublime degree of Master Mason in a regularly consituted Lodge of Freemasons.

Do Scottish Rite Masons wear funny hats ?

The Scottish Rite cap is undoubtedly one of Freemasonry's most distinctive items of regalia. But, while we as speculative Masons inherit the Masonic apron from the operative craft of the medieval stonemasons, the Scottish Rite cap comes down to us from the medieval chivalric tradition. The Scottish Rite cap is a vestige of the dress regalia more commonly associated with orders of European knighthood. The Puurple cap designates an Active member of the Supreme Council, S.G.I.G, the White cap designates a 33rd Degree S.G.I.G. Honorary member of the Supreme Council,  the Red cap designates a Meritorious Service Award recipient, the Green cap designates a Presiding Officer Award recipient, the Blue cap resignates workmen in the valley during degrees, and the Yellow cap designates an Officer of the Valley.

Are Scottish Rite Members also Masons ?

Yes ! The pre-requisite to becoming a 32 Degree Scottish Rite Member, is that you have been Initiated and Entered Apprentice, Passed to Fellowcraft, and raised to the Sublime degree of Master Mason in a regularly consituted Lodge of Freemasons.
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