Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A.
Orient of Georgia


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Masonic Education

1.    Master Craftsman Program:

Welcome to the Program

The Scottish Rite Master Craftsman (SRMC) program is an exciting by-mail correspondence course designed and administered by staff at the House of the Temple in Washington, D.C., under the guidance and leadership of the Supreme Council, 33°, of the A. & A. Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A. Part I consists of six lessons, utilizing The Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor and Guide by Arturo de Hoyos, 33°, Grand Cross, and A Bridge to Light by Rex Hutchens, 33°, Grand Cross, as its textbooks. Part II returns to the texts from the first program in nine quizzes and re-explores the ritual on a deeper level, looking for the moral lesson imparted in each degree and then applying that lesson to one’s everyday life.  

Program Enrollment

Enrollment is available online by clicking the appropriate links below.

  • Part I
  • Part II (Completion of Part I is a prerequisite to enrolling in Part II.)
  • Part III (Completion of Part II is a prerequisite to enrolling in Part III.)

Downloads (PDF)

For More Information

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The above Master Craftsman Course Materials are available in the Valley of Augusta Secretary’s office for a cost of $35.00 per course.  The course program is also available in a group session at the Scottish Rite Center each month on the first Thursday, prior to the Lodge of Perfection meeting beginning at 6:00 pm.  The course directors at this writing are Eric P. Milks, 32° KCCH, for Master Craftsman I and Thomas G. England, 32°, for Master Craftsman II.  See the above directors for the start of each group session.  Master Craftsman I normally is completed in 6 months (1 hour each month) and the Master Craftsman II normally is completed in 9 months (1 hour each month).  Augusta Research Lodge #6 Meets At The Scottish Rite Center.

2. Educational Breakfasts:

Educational Breakfasts are held at the Scottish Rite Center once every quarter.  An excellent breakfast is prepared by our Executive Chef, Paul Spohn and begins at 8:00 am.  An educational program follows at 9:00 am with either a guest speaker or educational DVD presentations on a 55 inch HDTV.  Dates vary and will be advertised on the planned activities link on this website as well as in the newsletter link.

3. Scottish Rite Research Society:

About the Society

Indocti discant, ament meminisse periti.
Let the unlearned learn, let the experts love to remember.

Since 1991, the Scottish Rite Research Society (SRRS) has become one of the most dynamic forces in Masonic research today, pursuing a publication program emphasizing quality—both in content and physical form. While it has its administrative offices at the House of the Temple in Washington, D.C., it is open to all. We encourage anyone interested in deepening his or her understanding of Freemasonry to become a member and make the SRRS your research society.

Sample Publications

Heredom, the Society’s Collection of papers

The Plumbline, the Society’s quarterly newsletter


Dues Information

  • 2012: One Year – $52; Life – $1,300

2012 Membership Benefits

In 2012, as a new, dues-current, or life member, you will receive:

  • A 10% discount on Research Society books and Research Society items
  • Heredom, vol. 20, the Society’s collection of papers (shipping early December 2012)
  • A 2012 Bonus Item
  • The Plumbline, the Society’s quarterly newsletter
  • Special discounted offers on advanced sales throughout the year

In addition to receiving Heredom, SRRS members who pay their dues before the end of the year they are due occasionally receive an extra “bonus item” produced for that year. This is our way of saying “thank you” to members who stay dues-current.

2011 Bonus Book

The Most Secret Mysteries of the High Degrees of Masonry Unveiled, Translated and Edited by Arturo de Hoyos and S. Brent Morris from the first translation of 1766 was recently shipped to members who were current on their SRRS dues as of December 31, 2011.


Heredom is the flagship publication of the Scottish Rite Research Society, sent to members annually since 1992. It is a collection of the finest essays on contemporary and historical Freemasonry emphasizing the Scottish Rite.

Membership Discount

Please visit the Scottish Rite Research Society section of to see what products are available with your Membership Discount.

How to Join


By telephone

  • Have credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover) information ready
  • Call the online store at 866-445-9196
  • For general membership questions, contact James Hodgkins at 202-777-3132

By mail:

Send completed form and payment to:

Scottish Rite Research Society
1733 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009-3103