The Scottish Rite is a Masonic organization that continues a Master Mason's education of the first three degrees. The Scottish Rite is one of several appendant groups of the worldwide fraternity known as Freemasonry. Each Valley has up to four Scottish Rite bodies, and each body confers a set of degrees. In the Southern Jurisdiction these are the Lodge of Perfection (4°-14°). Chapter Rose Croix (15°-18°), Council of Knights Kadosh (19°-30°), and the Consistory (31°-32°). The 33rd Degree is an honorary degree awarded for exceptional service.
SCOTTISH RITE CREED
"Human progress is our cause,
liberty of thought our supreme wish,
freedom of conscience our mission,
and the guarantee of equal rights
to all people everywhere
our ultimate goal."
Illustrious James Cole, 33° Sovereign Grand Commander
Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council, Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A.
Illustrious Rex Hutchens, 33°, G.C. Deputy of the Supreme Council for Arizona
Illustrious Craig L. Gross, 33° Personal Representative for the Valley of Tucson
Illustrious Randal S. Jager, 33° Treasurer, Valley of Tucson
Illustrious Jeffrey R. Horton, 33° General Secretary, Valley of Tucson
Gilbert A. Schlierer, 32°, KCCH Director of Membership, Valley of Tucson
Sidney J. Leluan III, 32°, KCCH Director General of Ritual and Ceremony, Valley of Tucson
Illustrious Robert C. Richards, 33° Director of the Work, Valley of Tucson