The Scottish Rite is the second of the two concordant bodies of Freemasonry in which a Master Mason (Third Degree) may proceed after he has completed the three degrees of Symbolic or Blue Lodge Masonry. (The other branch is known as York Rite consisting of Capitular and Cryptic Masons and Knights Templar.) The Scottish Rite work expands and elaborates on the lessons of the three Craft Lodge degrees. As with Freemasonry, the Scottish Rite is not a religion, and it is nondenominational, although it does require a belief in a Supreme Being.

The Scottish Rite, sometimes called the "College of Freemasonry", uses extensive dramatic plays and allegory to emphasize the content and messages of its degrees. A Freemason, after viewing these dramas, will eventually attain the 32nd degree in Scottish Rite Masonry. In the Scottish Rite a Master Mason may become a member of three bodies — Lodge of Perfection, Rose Croix, and Consistory. Scottish Rite includes the Degrees from the Fourth to the Thirty-third, inclusive. To a non-Mason this may sound like the member is a high ranking Mason, however, this would be a misconception. The highest degree in Freemasonry is the 3rd or Master Mason degree. Degrees as they relate to the Scottish Rite indicate the level of knowledge that a Master Mason has attained. It would be rather awkward to allude to a member as an Act 32 Freemason. In the Scottish Rite, the 33rd degree, an honorary degree, is bestowed on members of the Scottish Rite who have given outstanding service to Freemasonry or to their communities.

LODGE EXTRAS

Information on R.W.B. Charles W. Chagnot, our Worshipful Master.
All Masons invited to join! Every 3nd Tues. at 8:30am @ Scenna's in McKinley Hts.
View the events that we have going on in and around the Lodge this year.
Read the history of how Niles McKinley Lodge came to be.
View the Past Masters of the Niles McKinley Lodge #394, #694 & #794.
Photos from the Niles McKinley #794 Lodge and associated Lodge events.
This page is dedicated to the memory of those loved ones that have passed away who we miss.
Freemasonry is a system of morality, veiled in allegory, illustrated by symbols.
Freemasonry is ready to welcome YOU, if in your heart you can answer "yes" to a few questions.
/Support The Lodge
The Lodge still has white baseball caps with the square and compasses and Niles McKinley Lodge's name embroidered on them. They are being offered at a cost of $15.00 per cap and can be purchased by contacting Chuck Chagnot.

About

Niles McKinley Lodge meets in the Liberty Masonic Complex,
1350 Shannon Rd. Girard, OH.

Meetings are the first and third Mondays of each month except July and August.

The Lodge

Reg. Meeting
07:30 Start Time

Special Meeting
Will be announced.