Friday, April 16, 2010

Scottish Rite Master Craftsman Program

The Scottish Rite Master Craftsman program is a correspondence course of advanced study for members of the Scottish Rite. It covers the history of the Scottish Rite as well as the history, lessons, and esoterica of the Degrees of the Scottish Rite. For more information, click here.

I actually signed up for the program shortly after joining the Scottish Rite. Unfortunately, all that was delivered to me was the main textbook, the Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor and Guide. I finally got around to ordering the program kit again a couple of weeks ago, and this time the first exam was included with a new second edition of the Monitor and Guide. Since I'd already combed through much of the Monitor and Guide, I took the first exam yesterday and it's off in the mail today back to the House of the Temple to be graded.

I would encourage all Scottish Rite Masons to check out the Master Craftsman program. It's an enjoyable and affordable way to expand your knowledge in Masonry.


47th Problem of Euclid said...

Great program. I took it last year, and I'm very glad I did. If you like this, check out the Guthrie Scottish Rite Temple's "College of the Consistory", a five-year program studying the degrees in more depth.

The Palmetto Bug said...

Though I am not of the SR, I have heard that this is a very good program.

Esquire said...

Bug, it is a good program. And unless your Scottish Rite valley takes Masonic education seriously, the Master Craftsman program is really the only way for the Scottish Rite Mason to get some structured Masonic education.